Selective Service

Our President went AWOL from National Guard duty in Vietnam - a position he was given as a means to escape the draft by virtue of his well-connected father. Today, his Administration quietly brought the specter of the draft back to life:

The Selective Service System wants to hear from men and women in the community who might be willing to serve as members of a local draft board.
Local Board Members are uncompensated volunteers who play an important community role closely connected with our Nation's defense. If a military draft becomes necessary, approximately 2,000 Local and Appeal Boards throughout America would decide which young men, who submit a claim, receive deferments, postponements or exemptions from military service, based on Federal guidelines.

Of course I imagine that this rebirth of the Draft will be highly selective just as the last one was.

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