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Originally posted by mahon
Many letters and documents go missing while in transit via US Postal Service.
Are you sure you really got the letter? Because I thought you said you were still
waiting for it to arrive.
now there are plenty of MOS that would not put you in harms way nor cause harm to any one. yes there are good paying gov jobs and it sad to say that is the only jobs that will be when you are my age, i'm 45. if i had to do it over i would have stayed in. Not resigned. And then there is the story of this man desmonddoss.com... he was a CO. you should take the time to check it out. be brave be safe be smart.
Who is a Conscientious Objector?
The government has the power to make people fight a war. But many young men and women have serious questions about whether it is right to take part in war. That may mean that they are conscientious objectors. They may not know the term, or that there is such a thing as conscientious objection to war.
Fortunately, there is a long tradition that is getting stronger as people with all kinds of backgrounds share the conviction that war is wrong. The Constitution gives the government the power to raise an army and people can be drafted to fight. But, there is an established right to conscientious objection dating from before the Constitution which has been recognized during the periods that people were forced into the military.
Often the beliefs of these objectors to war are well thought out, showing study and detailed knowledge. Sometimes their convictions are simple and uncomplicated. Many have their beliefs as part of their religion. Others have come to their beliefs on their own.
They all have a right to have these beliefs in opposition to war and should be supported in them. They are conscientious objectors (COs) whether or not the government says so.
Once people hear about conscientious objection, they want to know what is necessary to qualify as a CO with the government. That process is sometimes hard. The rules are fairly specific (but not always fair). However, if COs are properly prepared, NISBCO believes they will be recognized.
In the legislative history for the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1981, the Senate Armed Services Committee report stated that the primary reason for not expanding registration to include women was DOD’s policy of not using women in combat. Additional reasons cited in the report included agreement by both civilian and military leadership that there was no military need to draft women and congressional concerns about the societal impact of the registration and possible induction of women.
Originally posted by Deebo
A draft is highly unlikely.. For now... But ya gota sign it... Sign it for your country, not for the Gov.
*edit* Just sign it, and at any time it looks like a draft is imminent, join the airforce or navy.. You will get a poge job.
U.S. Army 03-06
B CO 1/16 Infantry
Deeboedit on 28-4-2011 by Deebo because: addedit on 28-4-2011 by Deebo because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by KoiLahood
sign it pussy
Originally posted by dreamseeker
The wars back in the old days like the revolutionary war,civil war and even WW2 were different they had to be fought unforunately but our new wars are just pointless!
Man,I gotta say...You have a way with words
Originally posted by bandito
So OP , you want everything you can get out of the system from financial aid for education to a cush government job and maybe like some , unemployment insurance , welfare if it doesn't work out , bleed the country for your own benefit but never give anything back .You know what , send them a registered letter and tell them to stick the cush government job , the financial aid , unemployment insurance and welfare where the sun doesn't shine because you're opting out and won't sign your selective service registration to prove it .