Pending Draft Legislation Targeted for Spring 2005 - The Draft will Start in June 2005

Discussion in 'Pro Audio' started by STOP BUSH NOW, May 27, 2004.

  1. "There is pending legislation in the House and Senate (twin bills: S
    89 and HR 163) which will time the program's initiation so the draft
    can begin at early as Spring 2005 -- just after the 2004 presidential
    election. 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."

    "Even those voters who currently support US actions abroad may still
    object to this move, knowing their own children or grandchildren will
    not have a say about whether to fight. Not that it should make a
    difference, but this plan, among other things, eliminates higher
    education as a
    shelter and includes women in the draft."
    STOP BUSH NOW, May 27, 2004
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    Analogeezer Guest

    Yeah who needs the draft when we've got Hispanics, Black People, and
    poor rednecks from impoverished areas to do the fighting for us. I
    mean that leaves the messy details of dying, getting limbs blown off,
    etc. to those people and the rest of us that are not in those
    socio-economic groups don't have to worry about it.

    That way I get to watch the war (uhhh, excuse me, it's not a war, the
    hostilities are over, I forgot) on TV instead of actually having to

    Analogeezer, May 27, 2004
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    Scott Dorsey Guest

    That's sort of why I support a draft: it results in a military that is
    much more diverse and made up of people from a much wider variety of
    different backgrounds. I think this is a good thing during peacetime
    as well as wartime. (I do think, though, that you should be able to
    opt for non-military service, however.)

    The thing is, though, a substantial part of our military is being supported
    or run by contractors, and as such you can't argue that the poor are the
    only people on the front lines any longer. This was the case in Vietnam, too,
    though to a much lesser degree than we are seeing now. In Vietnam many of
    the technical positions were held by contractors because the rotation rate
    of soldiers was high enough that it was impossible to keep trained staff
    in highly skilled technical positions.
    The government contractor for whom I do some work has recently offered me
    a truly outrageous amount of money to go to the gulf and do radio work.
    If you can fix a PRC-25, you're probably in. I turned it down since I got
    shot at enough when I was a kid, but there are plenty of positions open for
    skilled technicians and they are paying well.
    Scott Dorsey, May 27, 2004

    Fred Gilham Guest

    This stuff belongs in one of the talk.politics newsgroups. If you
    want to talk politics please do so in the newsgroups dedicated to that
    Fred Gilham, May 27, 2004
  5. Fred Gilham said:
    Another cross-posting newbie......
    George M. Middius, May 27, 2004
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