[QUOTE=BushyTheBeaver;2798930]Vote for Obama because he's an extremely intelligent and charismatic man, the type of leader who can encourage confidence both domestically and abroad in difficult times. Vote for him because he's young and energetic and can bring energy and creativity to solving this country's issues. Vote for him because he's not afraid to [B]ask Americans to sacrifice[/B]--a message our country needs to hear.[/QUOTE]
Oh, that's great...just great! You weren't born yet, but you just described another candidate over 4 decades ago in your description of Obama...I especially like the last part about asking Americans to sacrifice. In one of this candidates speeches 4 decades ago, part of his speech went like this. [B]"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."[/B]
He got us into Vietnam and man did we sacrifice...get ready young people because Iraq and Afghanistan is going to look like a turkey shoot...mark my words because I'm old enough (and sacrificed) to know that a major war will get this economy back on its feet...it always does. History has its way of repeating itself.
Now, you can say a Republican might do the same thing...well, in major wars (where we've lost at least 25,000 men) dating back to WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam, you've had a democrat in office starting those wars. You can shirk it off all you want, but you can't argue those facts. If it were Republicans, you libs would be using it yourselves.
And you know what else, everyone will be drafted (age wise anyway)...no ****ing deferments like was used in Vietnam...so, if you're in college, they will come and get you anyway.
Oh, and by the way, the Selective Service was suspended in 1975. But, it was was resumed again in 1980 by President Carter (another democrat) in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
The obligation of a man to register is imposed by the Military Selective Service Act. The Act establishes and governs the operations of the Selective Service System.
If a draft were held today, it would be dramatically different from the one held during the Vietnam War. A series of reforms during the latter part of the Vietnam conflict changed the way the draft operated to make it more fair and equitable. [B]If a draft were held today, there would be fewer reasons to excuse a man from service. [/B]
Before Congress made improvements to the draft in 1971, a man could qualify for a student deferment if he could show he was a full-time student making satisfactory progress toward a degree.
[B]Under the current draft law, a college student can have his induction postponed only until the end of the current semester. A senior can be postponed until the end of the academic year.[/B]