I believe that new agreements between Canada and the US no longer allow for defectors to move to Canada....
Selective Service Eyes Women's Draft
By Eric Rosenberg
Seattle Post-Intelligencer May1/04
The chief of the Selective Service System has proposed registering women for the military draft and requiring that young Americans regularly inform
the government about whether they have training in niche specialties needed in the armed services.
The proposal, also seeks to extend the age of draft registration to 34 years old, up from 25.
"In line with today's needs, the Selective Service System's structure, programs and activities should be re-engineered toward maintaining a
national inventory of American men and, for the first time, women, ages 18 through 34, with an added focus on identifying individuals with critical
skills," the agency said in a Feb. 11, 2003, proposal presented to senior Pentagon officials.
the agency has begun designing procedures for a targeted registration and draft of people with computer and language skillsRichard Myers, chairman of
the Joint Chiefs of Staff, say they oppose a revival of the military draft, last used in 1973 as the American commitment in Vietnam waned, beginning
the era of the all-volunteer force.
Mandatory registration for the draft was suspended in 1975 but was resumed in 1980 by President Carter after the Soviets invaded Afghanistan. About
13.5 million men, ages 18 to 25, currently are registered with the Selective Service.
"I don't know anyone in the executive branch of the government who believes that it would be appropriate or necessary to reinstitute the draft,"
Rumsfeld said last month.
'Special Skills Draft' on Drawing Board
By Eric Rosenberg
San Francisco Chronicle Mar13/04
a targeted military draft of Americans with special skills in computers and foreign languages.
The agency already has in place a special system to register and draft health care personnel ages 20 to 44 in more than 60 specialties if necessary in
a crisis. According to Flahavan, the agency will expand this system to be able to rapidly register and draft computer specialists and linguistsSince
the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist strikes, U.S. forces have fought two wars, established a major military presence in Afghanistan and Iraq and are now
taking on peacekeeping duties in Haiti.
The military draft ended in 1973 as the American commitment in Vietnam waned, beginning the era of the all-volunteer force. Mandatory registration for
the draft was suspended in 1975 but resumed in 1980 by President Jimmy Carter after the Soviets invaded Afghanistan. About 13.5 million men, ages 18
to 25, are registered with the Selective Service.
especially people knowledgeable about Arabic and various Afghan dialects.
AMERICANS COULD BE PRESSED INTO MANDATORY COMMUNITY SERVICE
NewsWithViews.com June 30, 2004
The Universal National Service Act of 2003 sitting in this 108th Congress In the Senate, S89 (Senate Bill), ) reads: To provide for the common defense
by requiring that all young persons in the United States, including women, perform a period of military service or a period of civilian service in
furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, and for other purposes.
(D-The House of Representatives has a 'sister' bill, HR 163 (House Resolution), which contains the same language. Both bills will make it mandatory
for women to serve in the military as well as men; the age window for induction is 18-26.
(DMilly Sundquist of Houston Texas is spitting mad. "How dare this government continue with further attempts to destroy the family unit by pressing
women into mandatory military service! My daughter will turn 23 next year and is engaged to be married. She's extremely upset that this government
could force her into the military and send her to someplace like the Middle East to be raped or beheaded by people who care nothing for human life or
Lauren Beecham, a paralegal studying for her law degree in NY, majored in world history and says Community service - especially forced community
service - is rooted in communist doctrine." Section 1 in the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution states: Neither slavery nor involuntary
servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place
subject to their jurisdiction.
A Cold Draft
By Ted Rall
Universal Press Syndicated Dec4/03
When I was a kid, standing around the post office waiting for my mom to buy stamps, I entertained myself by flipping through the "wanted" notices
clipped to the bulletin board. I was impressed [that] mostly the felons looked tired. And poor. Mixed in ) were local kids wanted for dodging the
Whenever the feds needed more cannon fodder, they interrupted primetime sit-coms to broadcast a draft lottery. Two guys wearing American flag lapel
pins would turn a metal tumbler and pluck out slips of paper bearing birthdays from 18 years earlier. "If you were born on April 4, 1951, you have 30
days to report to your local Selective Service bureau."
In early November, the Pentagon website DefendAmerica.mil put out a call for applicants willing to serve on Selective Service System draft boards. the
SSS hopes to fill its 8,000 draft board slots by spring 2005Noting that the SSS hopes to fill its 8,000 draft board slots by spring 2005, many
journalists are wondering aloud whether the Bush Administration plans to reinstate forced conscription of 18-to-26-year-olds after the election49
percent of soldiers told Stars and Stripes newspaper that they won't re-enlist.
COME ONE, COME ALL,
Girls and boys age 18—26: by next April you could be “in the Army now”.
The pentagon has already begun filling 10,350 draft board positions and 11,070 appeals board slots nationwide..
Universal National Service Act of 2003
Universal National Service Act of 2003
In December 2001, Canada and the U.S. signed a "smart border declaration," which could be used to keep would-be draft dodgers in. Signed by
Canada's minister of foreign affairs, John Manley, and U.S. Homeland Security director, Tom Ridge, the declaration involves a 30-point plan which
implements, among other things, a "pre-clearance agreement" of people entering and departing each country. Guardian May31/04
Reforms aimed at making the draft more equitable along gender and class
lines also eliminates higher education as a shelter.
Once they get their grubby hands on you, YOU WILL NOT BE LET OUT!! Their "stop loss" policy will see to that!
Draft "avoidance" is lawful but "evasion" is illegal!
There will be no college deferrment, no consciencous-objector status, women will be drafted, and there will be no going to Canada; Two years ago, the
Canadian goverment. signed a deal with the administration- in the event of the reinstatement of the American draft, Canada would provide no haven for
The draft will apply to everyone between the ages of 18 and 49! This is going to be a model of the Israeli system, and there are presently tens of
thousands of Israelis who refuse to serve and are in prison as a result.
nodraft.info & infowars.com
People who are not put into the military will be required to perform 20 to 30 hours of work per week in their neighborhoods and towns on behalf of the
Dept. of Homeland Security.
here come the brownshirts! ) These hopped-up neighborhood watch groups will be the gestapo tattle-tale squads U.S. Readies for Draft
Despite denials that the U.S. plans to re-institute the draft, the Pentagon has stepped up preparations for a new Selective Service System that could
allow for a full-blown draft by next year.
By early next year, the government will a mobilization infrastructure of 56 state headquarters, 442 area offices, and 1,980 local boards.
Ramping up is the “Selective Service System’s High School Registrar Program,” a plan to put volunteer registrars in at least 85 percent of the
nation’s high schools that the system is ready to roll full steam within 75 days, which would clear the decks for a first lottery by June 15th,
Meanwhile, helping the agency to reach its goals and objectives is a little known provision of the No Child Left Behind Act that requires schools to
provide contact information for every student – upon pain of losing federal aid dollars.
Alyce Burton, a spokeswoman for the Selective Service, says that at the request of the Pentagon, SSS has been developing standby plans for drafting
doctors, nurses and medical technicians.
Furthermore, SSS has been mulling draft procedures for other types of specialists – in particular linguists and computer programmersa draft of
untrained manpower would not be necessary in the future.”
A recent CNN-USA TODAY-Gallup Poll indicates that no less than 80 percent of Americans are against a return to the draft. the Individual Ready
Reserve, the inactive component of the military that consists of vets who have completed their enlistment contracts but still have time remaining on a
total 8-year commitment. As many as 6,500 could be recalled to active duty.
“Stop loss”The first bar members of the military from retiring or resigning. stop move” orders extends overseas assignment involuntarily – as was the
case with the 20,000 troops kept overtime in Iraq.
turning over to civilians jobs now done by members of the armed forces. Rumsfeld hopes to reassign to civilian employees jobs now performed by no less
than 300,000 uniformed men and women.
A cadre of both Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill are pushing to permanently increase the size of the Armed Forces by at least 30,000.
“Stop move” obviously frustrates those who are ready to be honorably discharged.
Instead of drafting the civilian population, the military is “drafting” the soldiers who already are enlisted by forcing them to serve longer than
Congress must pass legislation authorizing the reinstatement of the draft. It’s not something that can be done by the Chief Executive with the stroke
of a pen on an executive order.
If, however, another front appears on the nation’s already extended battle lines – N. Korea or Iran, for instance – all bets may be off. And the
preparations underway today could mean that a draft could be up and running in just a matter of months.
We’re half the combat strength we had in 1991, yet we are manning 735 bases around the world.”
Sen. John Kerry supports the draft and the continuation of the war on Iraq.