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05:11 pm: Crystal River High School registers its students for the draft without their knowledge or consent. To my knowledge, schools are not required to do so. Fuck them. They actively support slavery, and now my name appears on a list of individuals who do as well.

http://spenwah.blogspot.com/2004/11/stop-selective-service-system.html

EDIT
This was a very reactionary post of mine. Now that I've had a few hours consideration, I realize this is a blessing--I have not given my consent to the SSS. Had the school not registered for me, I would have been forced to in the college application process. They would have coerced my signature eventually. Having it done through the school is a loophole of sorts. They can never claim now to have my consent.

It isn't the possibility of being drafted that I rail so hard against, but having my name appear on a list of people who support a slave system.

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From:iamcoreyd
Date:August 6th, 2005 02:30 am (UTC)
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this is one of the many reasons I'm leaving.
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From:spenwah
Date:August 6th, 2005 07:09 pm (UTC)
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http://sss.gov
http://draftresistance.org

This is the first clashing of idealism and practicality of my life.
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From:fairlyobscure
Date:September 19th, 2005 02:31 am (UTC)
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I don't think your HS should've done that, but, if you're on insulin, aren't you exempt from the draft?
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From:spenwah
Date:September 21st, 2005 07:48 pm (UTC)
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I do believe I would be exempt, but again the possibility of being drafted was not what I was worried over. I oppose conscription on ethical grounds because it is slavery. I am opposed to the idea of the draft as much or even more than I am opposed to its practice. Over the last couple years I had been looking forward to becoming a "selective service resister," as insignificant as that might have been.
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From:fairlyobscure
Date:September 24th, 2005 01:38 am (UTC)
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BTW, the draft bill that was in the senate and house last year (didn't pass) included a community service option, instead of just military. Don't know if there would be a health exemption for that.
Will be interesting, when a draft bill finally passes, because it will get tied up in the courts- religious people will say it violates their beliefs if there is an attempt to draft women, and, with no female draft, men will sue for something like unequal protection of the law.
I consider exempting women from the draft to be rational- a society needs a lot more wombs than sperm donors to rebuild.
But, sure, the draft is a form of slavery (good pay, nights and weekends off, and no beatings- but they CAN shoot you if you don't follow orders, which is a major bummer.).
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