Skip to comments.Just Received My Appointment As Board Member of the Selective Service (Vanity)
Posted on 11/23/2005 7:44:29 PM PST by Archangelsk
And you can be damn certain that I will be a very hard sell on anyone asking for deferment if, God forbid, we institute a draft.
How much to have my birthday moved down the list?
Not for sale.
Why? Unless we have a completely universal draft, the job of the board is to determine who the military wants. You make it sound like you would be willing to stick the military with a bunch of people they would have to weed out. I doubt they would view that as optimal.
Are former vets still exempt, or did the Pentagon change that?
I can totally see it happening, the way things are going.
"Well you see, we need your experience!"
B.S. Totally. I paid my dues. OIF II.
I have to fulfil the yearly training requirement to understand the vagaries of selection. I'll get back to you after that.
Good for you. Congratulations.
I suspect so. Practice is sometimes different than theory. Congratulations.
Daffy gets tracked down by the Little Man from then Draft Board.
And your draft classification is . . .?
Wow. To some degree you'd have the power of life and death over people. You've got a good screen name for the job.
I don't believe in the draft in its modern form.
In its original (Revolutionary War) form, the draft simply meant that citizens who were already active members in the State Militias could be drafted into the Continental Army.
Thus the draft applied only to citizens who were already trained (at least marginally) in the State Militias, and who were thereby already willing to fight; it did not apply simply to some layman off the street.
I think that the original (not modern) example should be followed, in general.
I also think that the draft is essentially moot. If large numbers of additional citizens were needed for any legitimate armed conflict (such as the War on Terror,) I believe that an ample volunteer force would be available.
All that would be needed is a national call to service, IMHO.
Served 22 years, A-10 driver. I think I'm pretty qualified.
What does that mean?
Nonsense, I have no power over the life or death of anyone.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours
What might be your position if any new draft includes calling up our daughters, too?