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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 2004, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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Re-instate the draft

It occurs to me that this might actually be a good thing. The one thing is, I'd do away with student deferments, and I'd give CURRENT active duty, National Guard and Reserve personnel first opportunity at ALL stateside slots. Everybody gets drafted. Everybody goes to war.

Why should the defense of the country be let to those who's jobs were out-sourced, or are now being done by illegal aliens?

We should be like ancient Sparta. Everybody fights. No slackers.

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hmm...weren't the spartans defeated by the athenians????
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or was that the wrong war?

persians...something...bah. i'm an accountant, not a historian.
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It occurs to me that this might actually be a good thing. The one thing is, I'd do away with student deferments, and I'd give CURRENT active duty, National Guard and Reserve personnel first opportunity at ALL stateside slots. Everybody gets drafted. Everybody goes to war.

Why should the defense of the country be let to those who's jobs were out-sourced, or are now being done by illegal aliens?

We should be like ancient Sparta. Everybody fights. No slackers.
You're stupid
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lmao such a simple answer, you're stupid lmfao I love it.

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or was that the wrong war?
Yes that's the wrong war, and yes it was the Persians under Xerxes. No one in history has won every war.
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Yes that's the wrong war, and yes it was the Persians under Xerxes. No one in history has won every war.
obviously

persians. i'll remember that from now on.
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If you think about it, a few other countrys have manditory military service. Russia has it, and I believe a few other countrys do as well. It wouldn't be the worst thing, and I'll go as far as to say it shouldn't be based on sex either. If males can go, females should as well.

Maybe if this happened there wouldn't be as many senseless wars, and people would really think twice with children in the age group that would be going into war. Thus, the need for people like Bush would be non-existant.

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If you want to go into history, what I admire about the great Greeks/Romans is they rode into battle and fought along side their warriors. Today, we have a president that hides in a bunker in the middle of no where anytime there's a real threat, and probably wouldn't know how to fire a gun if he watched a 5 hour video on it. In the days of Alexander the Great, Marc Anthony, and Caesar they fought, right along side their troops... thus they were better leaders. And believe me, the styles of fighting back then were a hell of a lot scarier than today. So anyone intelligent enough to survive battles in those days, deserved it.

However, the USA must love cowards. Just look at George W Bush. He was in the Air National Guard, half time time AWOL from his duty there. He done everything to avoid active deployment, and pulled every string in the book. Yet he's allowed each day to make decisions that send thousands of National Guard members to a place he himself wouldn't go if he were say in his 20s. Talk about picking a real winner, it's more like a real coward. It takes a big man to fight his battles, it takes a little one to have others fight his wars.

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uh, danielle?

in those times, there was no mass communication...if your generals weren't in battle with you, they'd have no idea what was going on for weeks...if not ever. while it's brave to be so close to the fight, there was a very high degree of necessity involved, as well. and most people back then didn't live long past 30, anyway. i'd imagine the mindset was farrrrrrrr different than today.
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True, but several great Roman/Greek leaders lived long lives in the Senate and such after their time in wars.

I dunno, I just hate that our current President is sending our boys off to die when he himself was too chicken shit to go. Granted Vietnam was a POINTLESS war, Iraq is a pointless war as well. I just think, if a man who is running for president grew up in war time, and served it should give him the leg up in knowing how to lead. I'm not saying every Vet should be considered for this, because I confess I know a few that's come back from battle and are really fuct in the head.

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yeah...but i'm thinking more about the masses. they sure didn't live long!

i'll have to take your word for it about the war
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BL's cousin is a crack pot since he came back, he freaks out over everything. It's so scary and weird. Then I once had a teach in Middle School that had served in Vietnam and he was a real nutcase. If you dropped a book off your desk he'd have a flash back and hide under his desk. I remember his entire car was once decorated in "Ollie North for President" stickers.

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had a teacher in middle school who went to vietnam, as well. he was okay...classmates were awful to him, though...he left after a year.

too bad they've done away with caning. that would straighten the little shits out.
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had a teacher in middle school who went to vietnam, as well. he was okay...classmates were awful to him, though...he left after a year.

too bad they've done away with caning. that would straighten the little shits out.
my 7th grade homeroom teacher used to go out with my 5th grade history teacher... He was missing fingers and told everyone he lost them in vietnam. ONe day, the history teacher came into the room after they broke up and started yelling things at him and told everyone he really just lost his fingers when he got them caught in some kind of farm machinery
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