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Old 05-21-2004, 12:12 PM
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I'm not sure if this is true but if it is.....




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They are trying to pass this bill quietly. Bush has projected that we
would be in Iraq for at least 10 more years.

Draft expected to start July 15, 2005

PLEASE TAKE HEAD TO THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE AND PASS TO ANYONE YOU CAN THINK
OF. IF ANYONE HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THE SITUATION IN IRAQ, I'M QUITE SURE YOU
HAVE SEEN THE LIST OF NAMES OF THOSE WHO HAVE FALLEN. PLEASE LISTEN
CAREFULLY, MY ESTIMATION TELLS ME THAT AT LEAST 90% OF THE SOLDIERS KILLED
WERE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 - 26. THERE WERE A FEW OLDER BUT THE
PERCENTAGE WASN'T THAT GREAT. IF THAT ISN'T A WAKE UP CALL-NOTHING IS!

The possibility of mandatory drafting for boys and girls (age 18-26)
starting June 15, 2005, is something, I believe, everyone should know.
This literally affects EVERYONE since we all have or know children that
will have to go if this bill passes.

If there are children in your family, READ this.

There is pending legislation in the House and Senate (twin bills: S 89 and
HR 163) which will time the program's initiation so the draft can begin at
early as Spring 2005 -- just after the 2004 presidential election. The
administration is quietly trying to get these bills passed now, while the
public's attention is on the elections, so our action on this is needed
immediately. Details and links follow.

Even those voters who currently support us. Actions abroad may still object
to this move, knowing their own children or grandchildren will not have a
say about whether to fight. Not that it should make a difference, but this
plan, among other things, eliminates higher education as a shelter and
includes women in the draft.

Also, crossing into Canada ha s already been made very difficult.

Actions, actions, actions:

Please send this on to all the parents and teachers you know, and all the
aunts and uncles, grandparents, godparents.... And let your children
know-it's their future, and they can be a powerful voice for change!

Please also hahahahaha to your representatives to ask them why they aren't
telling their constituents about these bills-and hahahahaha to newspapers
and other media outlets to ask them why they're not covering this important
story.

The draft:

$28 million has been added to the 2004 selective service system (sss)
budget to prepare for a military draft that could start as early as June
15, 2005. Selective Service must report to Bush on March 31, 2005 that the
system, which has lain dormant for decades, is ready for activation.

Please see website: www.sss.gov/perfplan_fy2004.html
<http://www.sss.gov/perfplan_fy2004.html>
to view the sss annual performance plan - fiscal year 2004.

The pentagon has quietly begun a public campaign to fill all 10,350 draft
board positions and 11,070 appeals board slots nationwide..

Though this is an unpopular election year topic, military experts and
influential members of congress are suggesting that if Rumsfeld's
prediction of a "long, hard slog" in Iraq and Afghanistan [and a permanent
state of war on terrorism"] proves accurate, the U.S. may have no choice
but to draft.

<http://www.sss.gov/perfplan_fy2004.html>
<http://www.sss.gov/perfplan_fy2004.html>

Congress brought twin bills, S. 89 and HR 163 forward this year:
<http://www.hslda.org/legislation/na...s89/default.asp>
<http://www.hslda.org/legislation/na...s89/default.asp>
entitled the Universal National Service Act of 2003, "to provide for the
common defense by requiring that all young persons [age 18-26] in the
United States, including women, perform a period of military service or a
period of civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and
homeland security, and for other purposes."

These active bills currently sit in the committee on armed services.

Dodging the draft will be more difficult than those from the Vietnam era.
College and Canada will not be options. In December 2001, Canada and the
U.S. signed a "smart border declaration," which could be used to keep
would-be draft dodgers in. Signed by Canada's minister of foreign affairs,
John Manley, and U.S. Homeland Security director, Tom Ridge, the
declaration involves a 30-point plan which imp lements, among other things,
a "pre-clearance agreement" of people entering and departing each country.
Reforms aimed at making the draft more equitable along gender and class
lines also eliminates higher education as a shelter.

Underclassmen would only be able to postpone service until the end of their
current semester. Seniors would have until the end of the academic year.

WHAT TO DO:

- Tell all your friends
- Call the Mercury News (Newsdesk) 408-920-5000
- E-mail the SF Chronicle at: Tbyrne@sfchronicle.com
<mailto:Tbyrne@sfchronicle.com>
<http://us.f803.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Co...sfchronicle.com>

- Contact your Senators and tell them to oppose these bills. Barbara
Boxer: 415-403-0100; Diane Feinstein: 415/393-0707
Anna Eshoo: 202/225-8104; Nancy Pelosi: sf.nancy@mail.house.gov
<mailto:sf.nancy@mail.house.gov>
<http://us.f803.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Co...@mail.house.gov>

For the full list of represen tatives (53) and websites, go to:
<http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/c...ek.cgi?site=ctc>>
<http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/c...=ctc&state=>

We just can't sit and pretend that by ignoring it, it will go away. We
must voice our concerns and create the world we want to live in for our
children and their children's children.
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