posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 08:51 PM
As a veteran, I can recall the draft in the late 60's and early 70's. Back in those days refusing to serve took on noble reasons which many
supported. You could burn your draft card and move to Canada if you were really that against any involvement in illegal wars and you could avoid the
long arm of the government because most would assist you or hide you for noble reasons having to do with being against an unjust war. Times have
changed since then and therein lies the big difference.
By today's standards, anyone that refuses to serve will probable lose the ability to seek employment, open a bank account, receive medical health
care coverage, rent an apartment or house, go to college and or travel within the USA and abroad without being discovered and incarcerated. You may
not be allowed to do anything as a way of inducing you into compliance.
I still believe that individuals should be allowed to make up their own minds, but in today's world, refusal to serve can have serious consequences
that have yet to be fully disclosed to the public. As such if you think you will refuse to serve, then you better be able to deal with not being able
to use the banks, seek employment, rent a room or apartment, travel and or receive health care services because once you refuse to serve, the system
is going to ensure that your refusal does not go unchallenged.
In today's technological world, refusal takes on a whole new meaning. As such, you better have a better approach to refusal than the Viet Nam era
veterans because there will be no place to hide for long and if the government wont let you leave the USA then it implies you are going to illegally
cross the border into some other country and in doing so you will become an illegal immigrant that will also be limited as to what you can do and
where you can do it.
Keep your spirits up, but think outside the box, because your failure to do so will land you in a prison doing hard labor with a huge six figure fine
that will ensure you are a slave to the nation for longer than you would have served in the first place. Lastly, with no means to speak up for
yourself while you are incarcerated, the nation will brand you as un-American and will endeavor to brand as such long after you leave prison.
Anyway, think it out thoroughly because your failure to do so will forever impact your life in the most negative way you could ever imagine. While
there may exist ways to legally get out of draft service, it would benefit you and others to understand what it means to be "qualified to serve" and
what disqualifies someone to serve. Good luck and take your approach into the administrative arena to better understand your options of refusing
legally and within the rules designed for the public draftees being considered and the rules that the government has to obey as part of that draft
system process. Sometimes the answer that alludes us can be found in the administrative details. Look at the rules and regulations to find your
approach because when you find it, you will have found the only means by which to refuse without making waves for yourself,family and friends.