I signed mine back in 1966, was given a 1-A classification for my high school graduation gift.
I appealed as a CO and was denied over eight months.
Was rebuked by the selective service board, was refused to be able to see my file time and time again.
Was physically thrown out of the Appeals Agents office after waiting two weeks for a meeting.
Was threatened by the head of the Selective Service in my state and was dared by him to refuse. But I could call him at the last minute and be put in
the navy, so he said.
The day before my induction, Washington sent a telegram to my Selective Service Office postponing my Induction.
I was Inducted the next day, they had torn up the telegram and thrown it away.
I went thru my pre- induction and four months later showed up for my induction.
Just before going thru the ceremony of induction, I was taken to a private room and reamed by some military brass, who eventually threatened to take
away my Eagle Scout Award, As if they had the right.
I refused to step forward and raise my right hand.
Was sentenced to five years!
The only problem is, I'm a felon, and proud of it, and because I refused to kill another human being, I can't own a gun.
If you don't stand up for your beliefs, what good are they?
edit on 28-4-2011 by herenow because: (no reason given)