New draft on way?
Two bills are being drawn up to enable our government to reinstate the draft as early as spring of 2005. This will include men and women ages 18-25, with no exemptions for education. Agreements have been negotiated with our allies to close their borders to draft resisters and conscientious objectors. No public debate or media coverage has been seen on this action.
We as a nation need to ask some very important questions: Is this war achieving its goal of making us safer from terrorism? Is this war strengthening our country? Is this war worth the cost in dollars? Is this war worth the future of more of our precious young people?
We voters are entitled to full public disclosure on this issue. We need to know the exact basis, nature and consequence of further proposed military involvement in Iraq and the proposed reinstatement of the draft. This is not an issue to be preemptively determined for us behind closed doors. Contact your senators, U.S. representative and the presidential candidates and demand full accountability. Let them know how you feel about mortgaging the future of our youth for this enterprise in the Middle East.
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