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Originally posted by smokenmirrors
Keep drinking the lemonade.
A Draft or Merely Hot Air?
by Ivan Eland
In the presidential campaign, there has been talk of returning to the draft after the election: Kerry has predicted that President Bush will reinstate the draft if reelected and Bush has denied it. Any such reinstatement would be disastrous for the republic.
Originally posted by ThatsJustWeird
This has got to be one of the worst threads on this board.
I'm hoping you're joking ECK but I know you're not....
NO president can bring back the draft. Any draft bill must be passed by congrees first. That's not going to happen because:
1. Congressmen care too much for their jobs. Any vote for the draft would ensure they're not reelected.
2. The military wouldn't allow it. The system we have now is just fine. If you start bringing in people who don't want to be in there...our military will quickly become very ineffective.
3. The people wouldn't allow it. There'll be a revolt should any draft bill pass
4. There's no need for it. It's absolutely ridiculous to say that we need a draft for Iraq, or the war on terror. That would be a complete waste of time, money, and resources.
We can wipe off Iraq from the map if we wanted to.
We don't want to so the US doesn't have nearly a large enough force over there as they can have (maybe even should have had).
Besides, let's say that some how a darft is magically passed through congress and signed by the President. That's at least a year away. So by the time the first draftees are ready, it'll be what? Another 6 months to a year away. By then our troops would be coming out of Iraq, not going over there. In the end, you wind up with a huge waste of time.
Originally posted by Seekerof
A Vote for Bush is a Vote for the Draft...
Really, and couldn't the same rhetoric be said for Mr. Kerry?
Since 1980, the Selective Service System has discharged its mission of preparing to manage a draft if and when Congress and the President so direct. The House action proves that the Selective Service has gotten no such direction. That being the case, the Agency will maintain its readiness as required by law, and to register young men between the ages of 18 and 25. That mission has been reaffirmed frequently by successive Administrations and by Congress under the leadership of both parties.
Originally posted by BlackJackal
Bottom line to this thread President Bush or any other President for that matter cannot bring back the draft on their own. To bring back the draft requires passage through the House and atleast 60 votes in the Senate