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Lawmakers push for end to
draft registration in US

Associated Press, by Richard Lardner

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/25/2013 10:06:19 AM

WASHINGTON- Two lawmakers are waging a little-noticed campaign to abolish the Selective Service System, the independent federal agency that manages draft registration. They say the millions of dollars the agency spends each year preparing for the possibility of a military draft is a waste of money. Reps. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., and Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., say the Pentagon has no interest in returning to conscription due to the success of the all-volunteer force. The Selective Service has a budget of $24 million and a full-time staff of 130. It maintains a database of about 17 million potential

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 2/25/2013 10:18:31 AM     (No. 9194830)

$24 million is probably double or triple what it should cost to run such an agency. But I think it should be maintained. Wars sometimes erupt with little notice. Perhaps they really want to avoid the issue of female conscription since we are now all ´equal´.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Brittany, 2/25/2013 10:36:25 AM     (No. 9194864)

Any connection to ´women in combat´? As of now, women should be draftable. Bet NOW is lobbying like mad for this.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LudicrousSextus, 2/25/2013 10:40:12 AM     (No. 9194871)

Spot on #2...as soon as the liberals decided women were suitable for cannon fodder, it immediately came to mind that they would then ALSO be required to register w/ Selective Service, and boy (or girl)...wouldn´t that be a hoot at the Debutante Ball!

Personally, I´d still like to know why the ´Commander in Chief´ has the only Selective Service card issued in the history of the US draft system - with a 2 digit ´date code´. Guess it´s because he´s ´special´, eh? Or just peddling a made up photo-shopped draft card...?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JAN, 2/25/2013 11:02:38 AM     (No. 9194907)

On the contrary. The draft should be expanded to include every female citizen when she reaches the age of 18.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: zzzghy, 2/25/2013 11:05:25 AM     (No. 9194917)

The next big war will be waged with satellites, laptops, drones and ultimately nukes.

No need to wake the chirdren from their dopey, digital slumber. It will all be over well before they lose the required 40 pounds and manage those pesky ten pushups.

And besides, storming beaches and fighting en masse is so 1940´s.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/25/2013 11:06:50 AM     (No. 9194919)

They have to get rid of the only male specific draft system before they can institute any sort of a new system.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 2/25/2013 11:20:24 AM     (No. 9194950)

Get rid of registration. They can always bring it back if the US is directly attacked.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/25/2013 11:41:12 AM     (No. 9195002)

You betchya #2! Just as soon as there were whispers of draft registration for the "ladies" (just to be FAIR) here come the Democrats to squash that idea.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: thelmalou, 2/25/2013 11:59:00 AM     (No. 9195068)

Well, the system as it is now is not fair to men. If women are to be in combat, then they should have to register for Selective Service as well. Works for me to dismantle it.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: starsNstripes, 2/25/2013 12:15:43 PM     (No. 9195120)

This is absolutely related to the women in combat decision as well as the gays/lesbians in the military decision.

-Liberal women want the same treatment (aka benefits) of being men without any of the sacrifices (aka being drafted)

-Liberal gays/lesbians want the same treatment of being straight (benefits marriage, military service, etc.) without any of the sacrifices (aka being drafted)

I am oppposed to the drafting of women for combat roles, but since the military is now putting them in those roles (benefit), then there is no choice but to include all women in the draft for all positions.

I am opposed to gays/lesbians in the military, but since it is now the stance of the military to allow them to serve in all roles, they must be drafted as well.

I think I am going to lobby God to allow men to have babies, but insist that we only get pregnant if it is convenient for us and when we do get pregnant that there be no pain with childbirth. That seems along the same lines as the current arguments.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 2/25/2013 1:49:15 PM     (No. 9195337)

I suspect the main reason draft registration still exists is so progressives/liberals and other anti-Americian groups can bring back the draft someday. They love anything that makes people not like the military and the draft like all the other things they are doing to the military lately gets people to not favor the military.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/26/2013 12:47:50 AM     (No. 9196338)

Sorry, I am all for bringing back the draft.
Get these sorry kids off the streets, even if it´s for two years.

Enough of the drop out hang out crowd.
Give them some discipline they didn´t get at home.

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