Kerry's version of the Draft

As part of his 100 day plan to change America, John Kerry will propose a comprehensive service plan that includes requiring mandatory service for high school students and four years of college tuition in exchange for two years of national service.

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Now, there's certainly a difference between "community service" and "military service", but in both cases we are talking about a draft; that is, involuntary servitude. At least a military draft is only imposed in dire necessity during wartime; Kerry's version would apply to everyone.

And frankly, that's beyond the pale. Volunteering to help your country is one thing; being compelled to do so on pain of men with guns is a different thing entirely. (And yes, men with guns will come to get you if you don't go to school).

Wed Jul 21 10:43:35 CDT 2004 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

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