Originally posted by Speckle
Sooo... just say you for fun that you are in your 40s, born after 1960 you didnt register ...and its way past your 26th birthday. Do you
A.) Let the Selective Service know about your oversight?
B.) Pretend you never saw this post?
C.) Try to find a way to register discreetly?
Just curious , because noone on ATS would fall into that demographicedit on 4-12-2012 by Speckle because: add
Originally posted by Shdak
Got one of these when I was 18, I'm 49 now...too Old, smart and too wise for them now. They want kids they can control.
Originally posted by GreenGlassDoor
reply to post by Zcustosmorum
Absolutely not. Our Constitution has provisions for raising an army from the masses and the Selective Service is a component of it. For a number of years, until the turn of the last century, the states themselves could mandate participation in the state militias. Some even required the purchasing of rifles of a particular caliber
It seems like an odd thing if we only view it in a modern context, but it is part of something that goes back to the founding of our nation.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I understand you can slip through the cracks and just fail to register entirely .....but applying for a government job for life or some benefits could get very interesting if someone bothered to check that status.
Originally posted by Britguy
This whole "Selective Service" thing sounds like it's making it mandatory for people to essentially register for a draft (if it happens) preemptively. So, if a draft does actually happen, they will say to anyone trying to back out that they have already signed a legally binding document agreeing to it, whether those people agree with the reasons for the draft or not.