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Originally posted by sminkeypinkey
Wise up and open your eyes.
Originally posted by Affirmative Reaction
Yeah, keep raising the "YOUR GOING TO BE DRAFTED!!!" bull...takes an act of congress, won't happen for this, period.
Originally posted by EastCoastKid
We shall see. I hope you don't have any kids that will fall into that age group.
A military draft may be reinstated by mid-2005 if President George W. Bush is re-elected in November. An appropriation of $28 million has been provided in the current defense budget to bring the nation’s Selective Service System up to speed, which many people believe will likely lead to a national draft of young men and women by June 15, 2005.
U.S. military professionals have told American Free Press that due to the Iraq war and large troop deployments in Korea and Europe, a manpower shortage in the armed forces has reached “a state of critical mass.”
Neither Bush nor his Democratic opponent, Sen. John Kerry (Mass.), would dare to push for reinstating the draft during an election year. The draft was ended in 1973. But many people believe Bush has put the machinery in place to begin a draft by June 15, 2005, which includes setting up and staffing local Selective Service boards throughout America.
The Pentagon has begun a program to fill 10,350 local draft board positions and 11,070 appeals board posts as soon as possible.
Last September, the Pentagon ran an ad for volunteers to fill the slots. But when it was reported in the news media, the ad was quietly pulled.
Registration for the draft ended in 1975. Under President Jimmy Carter, however, registration was reinstated for all men between the ages of 18 and 25 in 1980, in an amendment to the Military Selective Service Act.
Currently, legislation is pending in the House and Senate to renew the draft.
Originally posted by ThichHeaded
There is an Unofficail Draft going on now.. people who are suppost to come back to the states have to stay an extra year.
people who are retiring have to stay or get exspressed permission from the pentagon...
Originally posted by Belgarath
Open your eyes America. I don't think America as we know it can survive another four years of this.