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f that I'm not going to sign anything cause They shouldn't control me
yet I will bitch about everything under the sun
Originally posted by dude69
But trust me on this...the military is the most retarded mindkilling place you'll ever find yourself in. Don't join.
Originally posted by Fiberx
A couple posts seem confused...
The selective service papers do not send you to basic training. It is not enlistment. It's a notice that you are becoming eligible for a draft, if there should be one.
The US standing military forces are all volunteer. While I do think one is required to sign the documents, refusing to sign isn't going to do squat for you... Obviously they already know you are of age.
Individuals who are born female and have a sex change are not required to register. U.S. citizens or immigrants who are born male and have a sex change are still required to register. In the event of a resumption of the draft, males who have had a sex change can file a claim for an exemption from military service if they receive an order to report for examination or induction.
Originally posted by Nyiah
All of you belittling those who refused to sign, and the OP for not wanting to sign, what is wrong with you? Is the only damned thing in life that makes you a man doing as you're demanded? Where is your sense of self respect, and respect of others? He is well within his human rights to not want to sign himself up for what is essentially being on hold for a draft, no matter how slim the odds of one are. Those who do not wish to be registered with the SSS are neither bigger nor smaller men than you are, and vice versa. Everyone deserves the freedom to choose whether or not they want to be intertwined with the military machine, draft included.
My Army Veteran spouse summed it up as such:
"Hey, you, poor man! You need help seeing food makes it to your family's table? We'll help! But only if you allow us to drag you in to war if we deem it so."
That is not an honorable military machine. No one should have to be coerced in to SS registration in order to not starve to death. Likewise, no man should be forced to decide whether to remain in the poorhouse permanently at 18, or have help with college with strings attached. The interest rate is string enough, don't demand their potential life for a damned college loan. Law or not, it is effed, and does not have a place in modern society.
Originally posted by silo13
How about you just stand up and be a man and sign it.
If not, you'll be ducking out of life's 'hassles' forever.
I mean come on - You want the benefits without paying your dues? What a cop out.
You should be ashamed of yourself.
(/drill Sargent lecture)
Originally posted by webpirate
Feel free even to protest those wars if you want. Do you know why you can? Because someone before you took up arms for this country that allows you the right to protest.
Originally posted by mossme89
I'm 17 and turning 18 in a week. Yesterday in the mail, i got a friendly letter in the mail from the Selective Service saying "it's time to register". I'm trying to decide what to do. I need to register to get Financial Aid (which we were counting on), as well as have any hope for a stable government job in the future.
In the distant future high school kids are encouraged to become citizens by joining the military.