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    Filed at 8:15 am under by dcobranchi

    Freedom is slavery:

    Aimless young people would benefit from draft

    Bringing back the draft would be the best thing for this country in a lot of ways. The main reason would be to reinforce our troops so that we wouldn’t have to use the National Guard.

    Another benefit would be it would get a lot of kids off the streets, where they get into trouble, and into a group where they would get the discipline they need. They would get veterans benefits for the rest of their lives, such as education and medical care.

    The best thing a young person can do is to go into the military, where they learn to cooperate with others and take orders. This leads to a more productive life when they get out.

    Paul Keffer, Newark

    I’ll support reinstating the draft only if ALL members of Congress and White House staff (and their adult children) who haven’t ever served are drafted first and are guaranteed frontline, battlefield assignments in whatever stupid war The Powers That Be have decided to gin up.

    4 Responses to “LETTER OF THE DAY”

    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    November 26th, 2006
    at 9:48 am

    You’d think, after 12+ years of “education,” there wouldn’t be any “aimless young people.”


    Comment by
    November 26th, 2006
    at 12:18 pm

    I think way too many people either have no experience with the draft or, if they are that old, have a serious case of CRS.

    It was a horrible time in our history, one I do not want to see repeated.

    And that silliness about how it would motivate young people to protest is ridiculous – like giving GWB the authority to invade Iraq to scare them. That worked well. Ever see a politician who didn’t use a law they had at their disposal? Of course not.

    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    November 26th, 2006
    at 12:35 pm

    I think it’s exactly the same morally bankrupt argument as the public school advocates who insist the way to make schools better is to compel every child and family to use them, with no escape.

    Comment by
    Tim Haas
    November 27th, 2006
    at 1:55 pm

    “Aimless” would seem to me a disqualifier for the military — infantry, anyway. 🙂