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  •  A real draft, no exemptions... (4+ / 0-)
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    JesseCW, 3goldens, HCKAD, pajoly

    We should make dodging the draft as difficult as we've made it for people to discharge student loan debt in bankruptcy.

    •  Never has happened, and I see no reason (2+ / 0-)
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      Johnny Q, dclawyer06

      to expect it.

      "But the traitors will pretend / that it's gettin' near the end / when it's beginning" P. Ochs

      by JesseCW on Mon Sep 16, 2013 at 07:38:54 PM PDT

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    •  There have always been exemptions (2+ / 0-)
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      Johnny Q, dclawyer06

      and there always will be. Why would the well-connected send their own children into the fray when they can send someone else's?

      Any draft would be a rigged game, as evidenced by 150 years of history.

      … the NSA takes significant care to prevent any abuses and that there is a substantial oversight system in place,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), said August 23.

      by mosesfreeman on Mon Sep 16, 2013 at 10:35:04 PM PDT

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