For those who feel that our soldiers are not defending your freedoms I could spend hours explaining this to you however what I can do is make a
statement where you should at the very least admit that because that soldier is their your life is better.
Here is my point. These recent wars have been fought by an all-volunteer military they are highly motivated, hardworking and professional and quite
possibly the best standing military in our history.
(Personal feelings aside)
These wars are historically new to us in many ways one is that takes were not raised for the first time ever to fund wars. That is something you
should at least know. Two these are the first wars where the US government has not implemented the draft. This is a feat within itself.
In the past there were ways to avoid the draft
A conscientious objector this was not always granted I hope you never had a fistfight in life, stated or done things in your life that show that you
are not being truthful but even then they could relegate a roll to you that would keep you away from the fighting. Generally it would be religious in
nature. Mitt Romney got out of Vietnam that way.
B attending college but that usually meant your grades needed to be acceptable.
C proves a hardship such as you have a special needs child or support your parents you would need to prove this.
D is physically unfit if you have series health issues you were not capable.
E criminal history excludes you.
Here are is more information
Those are the legal ways to avoid the draft but there are illegal ways.
A Draft dodgers were abundant in Vietnam eventually they were forgiven but it isn’t always a guarantee. Canada would not hide you now per some
treaties and the fact that they sent some of their own troops would probably make you a hated person there.
You could hide in the states but forget about finding a job you would be looking over your shoulder constantly.
The best countries would probably be in Central America Costa Rica is nice but it is almost as expensive as the states nowadays. There are definite
countries you could run to but you couldn’t come back legally unless they granted amnesty after the war.
Point is if you really wanted to you could get out of being drafted.
Personally the way I feel about the draft and how taxes have fallen for these wars is that it has been or castrated that way to lessen the impact on
the US people. It is barely mentioned anymore that we are at war so people tend to not care as much if it did affect them. I am actually for raising
taxes during war we didn’t and the war has drug on and our debt has gone through the roof it was completely irresponsible. I also feel that the
draft should have been instated to make those rich family’s do their part to make it an issue that we are at war then maybe the wars would have been
over already. It was needed for some time just myself was stoplossed 3 times that was because they didn’t have enough soldiers to fill the positions
needed. End of opinion
The downside of draft is that the quality of soldiers drop and morale is hurt but those wars needed it.
In summation for those who state that our soldiers are not fighting for you or your freedoms you should take a minute and think about these things
because if it were not for those brave soldiers that volunteered their lives and gave up their freedoms in the way they did and the numbers that did
there would have been a great many of you either out there with them trying to scam your way out of it or running from it.
I am sure I will get some smart arse comments about this post some that will try to derail from the subject or find an instance that is an exception
from the rule. But take your time posting I am tired and will be going to bed so I will respond to those posters that demonstrate some honesty and
common sense tomorrow.