UPDATE DAY - NOVEMBER 17:
KIDS- GET READY TO DIE FOR GREED!!
THE DRAFT IS COMING BACK! WRITE TO YOUR CONGRESSPEOPLE, TODAY!
Indeed, it's true- the House and Senate will soon be voting on bills to re-institute the military draft, in the United States.
For your reference, the Bills are:
In the House: H.R. 163 http://www.congress.gov/cgi-bin/bdq...3:@@@L&summ2=m&
In the Senate: S.89 http://www.congress.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d108:SN00089:
The bill is ominously titled the "Universal National Service Act of 2003." This means that the vote will come within the next few weeks- prior to the new year. I have heard, through reliable news sources, that, while many pundits are poo-poohing the legislation, and the possibility of it's passage, the US government has ALREADY BEGUN HIRING PEOPLE TO STAFF THE DRAFT BOARDS.
Those in the higher levels of power seem to be pretty sure that the draft is coming back.
If that happens, our daughters as well as sons "between the ages of 18 and 26" will be "subject to induction." The "President" will "determine the number of persons" to be chosen for "the uniformed services" according to the military needs of the time. In light of the world's rising peacekeeping demands, those needs could grow fast.
So- I URGE everyone- WRITE TO YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS, and DEMAND that they not allow this insidious bill to become law- too much is at stake.
Link to full article below, as article was re-edited by Kim