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Question: Can a pro-draft candidate win?
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« on: February 19, 2005, 12:12:32 am »
« edited: February 19, 2005, 12:15:20 am by AuH2O »

Where to begin?

1) No major politicians seriously support the draft. The most recent bill was actually put forth by Charlie Rangel to "make a statement" or something stupid. Hegel might have said the word "draft" but sure as hell isn't going to call for one when running a campaign.

2) The draft is, quite literally, of zero military value. The US needs 5 years notice to fight a major war anyway. Since the US is immune to invasion, there would never be a case where the draft would be necessary to protect the physical boundaries of the country.

3) Short answer: no. Actually, I'm not sure I agree with the draft under any circumstances except something REALLY weird.. and I mean really weird, like alien invasion. And presumably the military would be destroyed to quickly for it to matter even in that case.

p.s. on 3: obviously I'm being a little silly, but the point here is that, so long as our nuclear weapons are operational, there is no need for a draft.
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