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Re “Our kids going to war” letter, Sept. 24: Once again the liberals in general and (the letter writer) in particular are attempting to inflame the public with fear and blame the Republicans for bringing back the dreaded draft. If (the letter writer) had read the bill, he would have noticed that the bill was introduced by: Charles B. Rangel ( D-N.Y.), Jim McDermott (D-Wash.), John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) John Lewis (D-Ga.), Fortney Pete Stark (D-Calif.), Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii). Hardly a Republican conspiracy here.

While serving the nation may be distasteful to many on the left, HR 163’s purpose is “to provide for the common defense by requiring that all young persons 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,” something everyone who enjoys our freedoms on a daily basis should aspire to.

If you feel this bill will bring back the draft, I suggest you contact the Democrats who introduced the bill and voice your objections concerning serving the nation to them rather than write misleading letters to newspapers.



Marty Steere

Grass Valley


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