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2005 Military draft?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by JBJ, Nov 9, 2004.

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  1. JBJ

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    I got this email today. Don't know if it's true but thought some folks would like to be made aware.


    Just in case some folks might want to get a jump on this and join the
    National Guard or Reserves... Choose who you want to blame this on, Bush, Clinton, or the terrorists. Myself, I say it is Billary's fault! It was during his watch that my old unit was decommissioned along with MANY others.


    >Subject: 2005 Draft
    >Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 14:15:28 -0500
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    >Guess what is QUIETLY being put through the House and Senate - a DRAFT
    >starting 2005. If you are against this, you better pass this on
    >IMMEDIATELY!
    >
    >Mandatory draft for BOYS AND GIRLS (ages 18-26) starting June 15, 2005
    >is something that everyone should know about. This literally affects
    >everyone since we all have or know children that will have to go if
    >this bill passes.
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    >There is pending legislation in the house and senate (companion bills:
    >S89 and HR 163) which will time the program's initiation so that the
    >draft can begin as early as spring, 2005 just after the 2004
    >presidential election.
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    >The administration is quietly trying to get these bills passed now,
    >while the public's attention is on the elections, so our action on this

    >is needed immediately. Details and links follow.
    >
    >This plan, among other things, eliminates higher education as a shelter
    >and includes women in the draft. Also, crossing into Canada has
    >already been made very difficult.
    >
    >ACTIONS
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    >Please send this on to all the parents and teachers you know, and all
    >the aunts and uncles, grandparents, godparents...and let your children
    >know - - it's their future, and they can be a powerful voice for
    >change!
    >
    >This legislation is called HR 163 and can be found in detail at the
    >following website:
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    >http://thomas.loc.gov/
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    >Just enter in "HR 163" and click search and will bring up the bill for
    >you to read. It is less than two pages long. If this bill passes, it
    >will include all men and ALL WOMEN from ages 18-26 in a draft for
    >military action. In addition, college will no longer be an option for
    >avoiding the draft and they will be signing an agreement with the
    >Canada which will no longer permit anyone attempting to dodge the draft

    >to stay within it's borders.
    >
    >This bill also includes the extension of military service for all those
    >that are currently active. If you go to the select service web site
    >and read their 2004 FYI goals you will see that the reasoning for this
    >is to increase the size of the military in case of terrorism. This is
    >a critical piece of legislation, this will effect our undergraduates,
    >our children and our grandchildren.
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    >Please take the time to write your congressman and let them know how
    >you feel about this legislation.
    >
    >www.house.gov www.senate.gov
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    >Please also write to your representatives and ask them why they aren't
    >telling their constituents about these bills and write to newspapers
    >and other media outlets to ask them why they're not covering this
    >important story.
    >
    >The draft $28 million has been added to the 2004 selective service
    >system budget to prepare for a military draft that could start as early

    >as June 15, 2005. Selective service must report to Bush on March 31,
    >2005 that the system, which has lain dormant for decades, is ready for
    >activation.
    >
    >Please see www.sss.gov/perfplan/fy2004.html to view the Selective
    >Service System annual performance plan, fiscal year 2004. The Pentagon

    >has quietly begun a public campaign to fill all 10,350 draft board
    >positions and 11,070 appeals board slots nationwide. Though this is an

    >unpopular election year topic, military experts and influential members

    >of congress are suggesting that if Rumsfield's prediction of a "long,
    >Hard slog" in Iraq and Afghanistan (and permanent state of war on
    >terrorism) proves accurate, the U.S. may have no choice but to draft.
    >
    >www.hslda.org/legislation/mational/2003/s89/default.asp entitled the
    >Universal National Service Act of 2003, "to provide for the common
    >defense by requiring that all young persons (age 18-26) in the United
    >States, including women, perform a period of military service or a
    >period of civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and
    >homeland security, and for other purposes." These active bills
    >currently sit in the committee on armed services.
    >
    >Dodging the draft will be more difficult than those from the Vietnam
    >era. College and Canada will not be options. In December, 2001,
    >Canada and the U.S. signed a "smart border declaration", which could be

    >used to keep would-be draft dodgers in. Signed by Canada's minister of

    >foreign affairs, John Manley, and U.S. Homeland Security director, Tom
    >Ridge, the declaration involves a 30 point plan which implements, among

    >other things, a "pre-clearance agreement" of people entering and
    >departing each country.
    >
    >Reforms aimed at making the draft more equitable along gender and class
    >lines also eliminates higher education as a shelter. Underclassmen
    >would only be able to postpone service until the end of their current
    >semester. Seniors would have until the end of the academic year.
    >
    >WHAT TO DO: tell your friends, contact your legislators and ask them to
    >oppose these bills.
    >
    >Just type "congress" into the AOL search engine and input your zip
    >code. A list of your reps will pop up with a way to email them
    >directly. We cannot just sit and pretend that by ignoring it, it will
    >go away. We must VOICE our concerns and create the world we want to
    >live in for our children and grandchildren.
     
  2. monsterKAT11

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    2 democrat senetors schumer, and wrangler interduced a bill about four months ago to protest our war in iraq and to say that they'res a bill in senate and so they could say bush was secretly trying to bring back the draft. my dad is a retired master sergent from the air force, and says that they are actually cutting back recruiting and next year recruits will be at an all time low.
     

  3. monsterKAT11

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    i think we all know this probably against the political rules but we just had to :D
     
  4. rockbass

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    I tried to email my Rep. and for some reason it would not let me do it without a valid phone number. Well I put this number in every way possible and it still did not work. Kind of goofy to me!
     
  5. DaleM

    DaleM Original OGF Staff Member

    your right guys. to political.
     
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