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View Poll Results: What would you do?
Get drafted 9 39.13%
Enter an officer/ROTC school program 5 21.74%
Conscientiously Object/Home service 4 17.39%
Catch the next flight to Berlin 5 21.74%
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Old 11-10-2003, 10:25 PM
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What Would You Do if the Draft was Reinstated?

Just wondering, I'll post a poll incase some of us don't want to actually post that they would draft dodge. I would have never thought I would face the draft, but as things are going my age group could be in quite a bit of trouble if Bush gets re-elected. Personally I would try to apply for conscientious objector status, but if I was denied, then what??? It is certainly a tough question.
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Old 11-10-2003, 10:53 PM
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I would serve, if they would take me...but at 34 with a bad back and flat feet, they might not take me...or I'd be WAY down the list, anyway.

A draft will not be needed, so don't start losing sleep over it.

While we're on the subject, and in spite of the fact that I would serve anyway if drafted, I disagree with the concept of a draft. Although I think serving and/or defending one's country is one of the most noble and honorable and grateful things anyone can do, free citizens should not be forced or coerced to do so.

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Old 11-10-2003, 11:03 PM
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Defending one's country is noble, and I served in the Air Force for 4 years. In this case, though, we aren't defending our country, and neither were we in Vietnam. There isn't much honor in going into a foreign country, and bombing the crap out of it
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Old 11-10-2003, 11:07 PM
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Did my turn. Its up to each generation to make decisions like that.

This ain't no damned Vietnam. There are no conditions similar in any way except for armed conflict.
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Old 11-10-2003, 11:19 PM
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Defending one's country is noble, and I served in the Air Force for 4 years. In this case, though, we aren't defending our country, and neither were we in Vietnam. There isn't much honor in going into a foreign country, and bombing the crap out of it
This is SO NOT similar to Vietnam...Except for there's still protesters whining about things that they know nothing about.

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Old 11-10-2003, 11:58 PM
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I would probably attempt ROTC, but I highly doubt that I would pass the medical exam. OTOH, if they wanted me bad enough to properly fix my back without charging me prior to my entering the service, I wouldn't complain.
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Old 11-11-2003, 07:39 AM
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I would probably attempt ROTC, but I highly doubt that I would pass the medical exam. OTOH, if they wanted me bad enough to properly fix my back without charging me prior to my entering the service, I wouldn't complain.
No doubt, they screwed my neck up the least they could do is fix it before they send me back in action, I think it would be a great trade I didn't get to kill nearly enough foreigners last time, I promise to do a better job if they fix my neck.
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Old 11-11-2003, 09:10 AM
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I'd serve...

Serve up BBQ Camel that is!

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Old 11-11-2003, 10:39 AM
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I wouldn't like it, but I'd go. Reluctantly. Not against serving my country and all that flag waving stuff. I just don't see it as a "fun" activity. I just missed the last draft by months, as the draft ended just before I had to register in '74. Whadda relief!
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Old 11-11-2003, 11:05 AM
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I probably wouldn't skip out to Canada

I think I'd serve. Since I'm 30 and have telecom experience hopefully they'd just put me in communications and I wouldn't see the front lines. Wouldn't mind being in the back setting up sat T1's (cept for the cut in pay and the crappola environment). My neighbor is a veteran of both gulf wars and he says that place is just HELL.
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Old 11-11-2003, 01:19 PM
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Since you asked

and since women are in combat positions, would women be subject to the draft?

Last time I looked I was a 1F.
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Old 11-15-2003, 09:45 AM
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If I was drafted I would serve again... did a 4 yr. stint in the navy in the early 80's. Since I'm now 41 yrs old there's not much chance of me being drafted, not much use for fat old guys in the military.
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Old 11-15-2003, 03:54 PM
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If I was drafted I would serve again... did a 4 yr. stint in the navy in the early 80's. Since I'm now 41 yrs old there's not much chance of me being drafted, not much use for fat old guys in the military.
Hey, you could be a chief, drink coffee in the mess, and watch porn flicks.
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