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Originally posted by TribeOfManyColours
I am from the Netherlands what I read here is like going back in time.
I am almost 30 and in my life the military never bothered me with anything.
As far as I remember, none of my friends ever said something about it.
How come some countries like the Netherlands do not bother regulars like me, with papers that should give me a feeling that I do not ow my life?
I was on welfare, had college funds etc, but never I encountered something of the military that stated I could go in selective service.
I think that is a crazy situation there in the US. How long could you go to jail for this?
Originally posted by My.mind.is.mine
I don't know too much about this whole thing but it just kind of trips me out
In early april I applied for Federal Student Aid, which I'm sure plenty of others have done. I'm a married man with 2 kids making a sustainable living, however can't fork out the extra money for school. My wife also filled her application out at the same time. She got her approval a little under a month later, and I was like "hey, what about me???" (we're attending the same college).
About a week later, I recieved a letter that said "we've recieved your application for FSA, and it is being processed, however you are required to register for selective service before approval can be given. Visit www.SSS.gov, or fill out the attached form and mail it back to us in the pre-addressed envelope. If registration is not recieved, your application will not be processed and you will be prosecuted which can result in jail time. We don't want to prosecute you, so please register as soon as possible."
WTF is that?? I'm not a fighter, don't support the wars, but I DO support the troops. However I don't wanna be one, I just support them from afar. lol
It just leaves a bitter taste for them to say "register so we can come get you when we draft, or you'll go to jail".... I definitely would not be a proud soldier after having to choose between jail and combat.
Originally posted by antar
Why was your wife not told to do the same? Did she already register?