Pollyanna (alicenwndrln) wrote,

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One of my friends mentioned the other day that there has been talk about the draft being reinstated.

Whether that's true or just a nasty rumor, it did make me think.

First of all, there are so many testosterone filled men in the US, why would we have to draft people? It seems like there are plenty of people in the military now, & more joining every day.

Secondly, HOW does the draft work? I commented that I wouldn't get drafted because I am female, & they said that wasn't true. Whether you are male or female, how can they MAKE you battle in war if you don't want to? No one can make me kill another human being. I wouldn't kill, even for my country. I am most grateful that there are people who WILL, but I wouldn't. I don't even like guns. So how could they put someone on the front lines who is opposed to killing, or wouldn't do so (male or female)? Even if they made drafted women be nurses or things like that, how could they do THAT? I hate the sight of blood, & wouldn't go through the schooling required.

Naturally, I would never "dodge the draft," but I honestly don't understand how it would work.

Again, I am not really looking for anyone to verify or deny this rumor....how would a draft work?? Who gets drafted first, second, etc. (for instance, I heard single men first, then married men without kids, then married men with kids, etc.)? And HOW can the gov't make non-violent people into killing machines?
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