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If we had a draft....

would more people pay attention to the wars? Protest our being ?

Demand more answers as to why we went and what our end goal is?

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 10:38 PM on Dec. 12, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • well where they are they shouldnt even be out there now anyway ots more of a police matter, bring all the soliders back home for christmas so they can be with loved ones i dont wanna hear of no-more fallen
    angelbaby1323

    Answer by angelbaby1323 at 10:40 PM on Dec. 12, 2010

  • ¸.•*"i think so..people would be more involved then if they were in fear of being drafted...¸.•*"but i think our troops should be outta there now and i pray for them and their families...all our solider's should be home with family now!!!
    gracelessstar21

    Answer by gracelessstar21 at 10:44 PM on Dec. 12, 2010

  • I think people would.
    MommyTanisha

    Answer by MommyTanisha at 10:44 PM on Dec. 12, 2010

  • No. There are too many people. A draft pool would barely impact a tiny fraction of the people in the country. It wouldn't be any more "visible" than it is now.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:45 PM on Dec. 12, 2010

  • There was a draft in the 1960's when so many people protested the war in VietNam. I think it was a good thing to protest but then
    the authoritioes" clamped down and we had tragedies like Kent State. My DH was about to be drafted in 1966 and as soon as he got his 4 year college degree,he applied to Officers Training School and avoided being drafted and sent to the jungles of Vietnam. Instead, he flew in jets and could have been shot out of the sky in southeast Asia .....and for what? The war in Vetnam, was just as worthless as this war in Iraq and Afghanistan. I knew so many guys in college who got married so they would get a deferment and avoid the draft.
    I wonder what would happen now if there was a draft? Would there be protests? Would guys run away to Canada and hide or try to be defered by marrying and having kids? It would be interesting to see......
    kerp1960

    Answer by kerp1960 at 10:50 PM on Dec. 12, 2010

  • Oh,by the way,in November 1965, LBJ drafted 200,000 men to start with.....and many many more after that. That was when we lost some of our family and best friends, co-workers, friends in college. It sucked.
    kerp1960

    Answer by kerp1960 at 10:52 PM on Dec. 12, 2010

  • Oh,by the way,in November 1965, LBJ drafted 200,000 men to start with.....and many many more after that. That was when we lost some of our family and best friends, co-workers, friends in college. It sucked.


    exactly , most people would KNOW someone or some family that has a family member drafted..and maybe that would FORCE them to pay attention....It's weird to know we have two wars going on and its rarely mentioned. Stephen Colbert a comedian does more to bring attention to them than the NEWS...its really sad and frustrating 

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 10:59 PM on Dec. 12, 2010

  • Protesting and demanding didn't stop people from going to WW2, Korea and Vietnam. You get drafted, you just have to go. No choice or discussion.
    Zoeyis

    Answer by Zoeyis at 6:38 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • There would be lots of folks heading off to war that never thought they'd even enter the military.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 7:27 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • Protesting and demanding didn't stop people from going to WW2, Korea and Vietnam. You get drafted, you just have to go. No choice or discussion


    You don't think the protests for Viet Nam help end that war?

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 8:11 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

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