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    OK.
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    If you are worried about getting drafted read this:

    http://ermsapps-web.afis.osd.mil/cgi...cGFnZT0x&p_li=

    Highlights are:
    As Secretary Rumsfeld stated in a news conference on January 7, 2003, "We're not going to reimplement a draft. There is no need for it at all. The disadvantages of using compulsion to bring into the armed forces the men and women needed are notable. The disadvantages to the individuals so brought in are notable." ... Today ... every single person there is there because they stuck their hand up and said, "I'd like to do that." So the argument, it seems to me, is not persuasive.

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    theres a relief...

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    Or....how about not being a p........y and serving your country if you're asked to do so...



    Side Note: It's your choice if you don't want to join the service based on your free will, and that is perfectly understandable, however, if the country is in need of having a draft, then it is your duty to fullfill that requirement. Trying to dodge that requirement simply shows your lack of manhood in being an American, in my opinion.

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    It's not about being a pussy, what if you don't think the war is just? What if you're a pacifist? I can see the need if say we were being invaded, I'd be inclined to go out and fight for my my country then. On the other hand, I'm not going to go to some foreign country to fight (and maybe die) if I don't think it's for a damn good reason.
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    Sorry that was a bit of an overaction on my part. I still do think that you should not dodge the draft regardless. You may not want to be drafted, but think of all the people before us who got drafted that went into wars for a good cause. Many of them probably didn't want to be apart of the war effort, however, if they were to dodge the war, like some of you wish to do, this country may not be what it is today. I'm primarily referring to a lot of WW2 vets who were drafted. Now to me it doesn't seem fair for anyone to dodge the draft considering how so many others have to go or have gone, especially when it's a requirement of your country.

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    for me the thing is..if theres a draft and we goto to war with some other middle eastern country...ill probably end up fighting against people of the same religion as me

    but with draft, i dont think you have to go into a combat position...do you? if you dont, ill pick something like "coffee $$$$$"

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    From the talks I've had with people who were drafted into the Vietnam war, at that time if you were drafted, it was for two years and 99% it was a combat position. What many did was to enlist in the military for three years and picked a different position to go into.

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    > What if you're a pacifist?

    Conscientious objector. You have to prove it, though.

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    I agree that if we were invaded i would talke up arms in a heart beat, but im in no rush to leave the country.

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    Does being a Christian count for concientious objector? "Thou shalt not kill"
    Away.

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    > Does being a Christian count for concientious objector? "Thou shalt not kill"

    I don't think so - there are lots of websites on the criteria for being one.

    http://www.sss.gov/FSconsobj.htm

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    You would probably have to prove that you strictly follow your religion to claim that. Lets say, for jus a made up example, that your religion states u cant eat meat, or kill. So the army comes to your house and u claim u cant kill due to religion, but your eating a big mack....busted your going to war.

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    > but your eating a big mack....

    Dude, you said meat.

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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    > but your eating a big mack....

    Dude, you said meat.
    I thought about what you would say right after i posted it, and thats actually what i expected you to say lmao.

    Ok, so your eating a damn steak big deal :P

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