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What Would You Do If You Were Drafted?

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posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 12:03 PM
I would fight.
If it was to fight for Australia or New Zealand on our own land then i would fight and i would fight like this.

But if were drafted and forced to fight on any other land for a senseless war for corporate greed i wouldnt.
I would head to the hills in my home country and live there until the goverment came a knocking and then i would fight my government like this.

Either way i WOULD fight.

edit on 28-1-2012 by WozaMeathed because: Im really bad at writing what im thinking

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 12:20 PM

Originally posted by H1ght3chHippie
Judging by the majority of the comments .. I'm sure the Pentagon ain't running out of cannon fodder anytime soon

Citizen Soldiers been around long before you Swim Champ.

Imagine being the guy being the first to shoot that brought us our freedom from the laws of King Henry the 8th
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posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 12:28 PM
reply to post by rockintitz

I'd probably do the same thing I did when I was in, so they wouldn't have to retrain me. Depending on when this war happens, though, they might have to re-investigate me first. An SSBI doesn't last forever.

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 12:33 PM
I'd obviously refuse!

Our countries governments are all homicidal, selfish/greedy and are controlled by eugenic-narcissists! Why would I fight for that?

I'd run for the hills or if caught.. go to prison. I will never kill another human-being in such an unjust way.

On another sort of related statement

That being said; my house gets broken into, bullet in the brain.

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 12:35 PM

Originally posted by rockintitz
I was thinking about this today on a random tangent.

What if WW3 actually happens and you are told by your country that you must fight to defend it? Would you do it?

Hope to hear your point of view..

It's difficult in this age not to be aware of world events so... it would be incredibly hard for any government to initiate an unnecessary draft. The result is that if WW3 broke out and your nation or mine was in enough danger to invoke a draft, chances are there would be few who would resist... at least, initially.

Having served six years in the military, I came away with a hot and cold view of the experience. But if needed, even at my age, I would not hesitate to commit to defending my homeland.

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posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 12:40 PM
We always ASSUME war will be fought in another land...Right back at the Hippies and draft dodgers...How bout us that served head to Canada and leave the Draft Dodgers and Hippies to fight a War here on this Soil....yeah, imagine that one....
but no, i will never say I am tired. I will never quit. I will always be a Citizen Soldier.

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posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 12:46 PM

Originally posted by shamaniski
I scored a 4 on the ASVAB on purpose. They think I'm mentally challenged. I don't think they would even attempt to draft someone like me.
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During war time the only care that you have two arms and two legs.

Seriously, my first enlistment was during peace time, the might as have crawled up my butt with a microscope and studied me for a week........simply unbelievable.

My second enlistment (after sitting out for a few years), was during war time.
Doc "lets see, you have two arms, you have to legs, fingers.."
I hold my hands up
Doc "OH, no, I don't need to count them, just need to know you have some."
(ok, a bit of an exaggeration, but NOT much)

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 12:54 PM

Originally posted by rockintitz
Thanks for all the replies.
I myself would not allow my government to claim ownership over my life. I believe the only one who has that power is me. If it happened to be for a noble reason, not one diluted with war mongering and propaganda, I would enlist and not wait to be drafted.
And as a poster said above if it were an invasion on my country's soil, I would still not let myself be drafted. The only way I see to protect my family and property is to stay with them and be as prepared as possible.

Just my two cents...

Dude, have a look at your birth certificate, are already owned
The Fed's own you
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posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 01:06 PM
I already gave them 11 years.
So if they were to draft me at this, it would have to be an invasion of the homeland for them to get all the way down to selecting me.

Chances are I would already be fighting for my homeland.

Hope they can find me to give me my next set of enlistment papers, would be good to get paid for something I would do anyway.

I know freedom isn't free.
I love my country, and the people in it, I would put my life on the line to see they remain free.
(I might fear my government, but I love the country)

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 03:11 PM
I would fake my death, take a flight under one of my friends names that look like me, surf in central america every day,,eat good food.....but also depends on who the president is,,if it were newt (who doesnt in reality have a chance) I would run like hell just like he did when they came a knockin at his door....RON PAUL SERVED, newt dodged the draft.

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 03:21 PM
reply to post by vogon42

That's exactly how it is except the National Guard would recruit you like that during peacetime also haha.


posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 03:44 PM
I would wait for foreign soldiers to land on American soil, then I would take up arms as a free man to defend the flag. As for drafting, I am physically of no use to the US Military. And I am also pretty racist so they wouldn't want me there anyway.

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 03:52 PM
reply to post by rebellender

I was assuming in my post that it was fought overseas.
In such a case it would very much depend on why I thought we were at War.
If I had been drafted back in the early 90's when we attacked Iraq, I would of gone. Hell, I almost volunteered but that was a very fast war.
If it came to American soil, I have NO DOUBT that just about every American out there would take up arms.

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 04:08 PM

Originally posted by JackDaniels90
reply to post by vogon42

That's exactly how it is except the National Guard would recruit you like that during peacetime also haha.


Actually, my initial enlistment in 1988 was with the guard.
There was absolutely no difference at MEPS if you were guard/ reserve / active..... all the same.
Same story for difference in the forces (except for the poker chip we would pickup and drop into the can at the chow hall designating ARNG, ARR, or AAR.)

Dont know what it has change to today. Keep in mind in those days.....
we wore steel pots
we drove jeeps (M151)
we fired the M16A1.....Yes A1
the hand gun issued to troops was a 45, NOT that sorry little 9mm
we also wore black boots, that had to be spit-shined every day.....standing tall, and looking good!

So, I have no idea today Guard vs. Active, my experience is from 24 years ago.....but keep in mind today is also War time vs. peace time.
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posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 04:12 PM
support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same.

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 04:14 PM
reply to post by remembering

Rock on bro!
I remember that oath very well.

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 04:23 PM
I would laugh.

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 04:23 PM
Really, the question for me is, what would I tell my son to do?
He is 19 and graduating this year, and believe it or not, we had this talk.
He is joining the Navy, wants to be a nuclear specialist of some kind.
I had very mixed emotions over this. A friend of the family was a nuclear something on a sub. He died of cancer shortly after leaving the military in the 80's.

My son has a very good understanding of what he is doing, and I am proud he has made that choice. He is keeping in line with what every other male in my family besides me has done, and joined the Navy through his own free will and choice. We never even talked about my side of the family and the navy until he told me his plans.

As a parent I worry for sure, and realize my days of being drafted are over, but I have 3 sons, ages 19, 16 and 14, so if there is a draft within the next 10 years, I will see my boys go

I prefer peace, but I understand the world, and I understand that right now, peace is not what is happening to the world, it just is what it is.

I hope they never reinstate the draft. I don't think they will need to. I think there are plenty of young men and women who would defend this country to the death voluntarily.

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 05:08 PM
Guess I'm lucky that way,

They ended the draft 2 weeks before my 18th birthday, And now I'm too old to work for the government in any capacity....

Except maybe... Politics?


posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 06:03 PM

Originally posted by NoClue206
I wouldn't be a little B**** and run off the Canada that's for sure. I would do like I did before and fight, Right or wrong I will be there.

so you'll accept to be dropped off in the mountains of china and n. korea to potentially be canon fodder against fanatical indoctrinated communists who have little to no fear of death as long as they take one of you out.

or to be blasted by a low yield nuclear artillery shell, without ever seeing you enemy.

this isn't 1940. modern warfare is fought with rarely seeing the guy who killed you. ask the iraqi's.

it would be mass slaughter. on both sides.

and all for oil and corporate self interests. while the people who would most likely be drafted are the ones being shafted by the government worse than anybody.

i'm all for defending your country. but defence and invasion are two different things. when you see chinese troops setting up a fire base in n. carolina, then pick up a gun. you don't have to be in the military to do that.

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