I have never entirely understood the Democrats’ fondness for the draft. If they honestly think it will turn a group of youths forcibly displaced from their customary diet of video games into bright-eyed liberal footsoldiers they don’t know young people very well. Mostly it will irritate them.
The draft (military) is something they love to hate. They think it's something so bad
that if they can force
it to happen, people at large will be mortified and persuade full withdraw from whatever the draft was for in the first place. It's an anti-war tool: force enough unwilling into war, and they'll see to it the war stops. Perverse theory, but sorta understandable.
Why, then, they think a draft for peaceful social purposes will be any better - forcing the unwilling to do icky soup-kitchen trash-pickup infrastructure-building so-others-can-enjoy-the-fruits-of-your-compulsory-labors kind of work - is beyond me.
posted on 07/17/2008 7:38:47 AM PDT
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