Monday, April 10, 2006

New York State joins Operation Yellow Elephant

Columnist Beth Quinn supports "universal military suffrage," i.e., a no-exemption draft. [Until Congress repeals "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," of course, non-heterosexuals would be exempt.]

So I say, let's bring back the draft. Let's scare the bejesus out of middle- and upper-class families. . . . You might recall that Congress ended the draft in 1973 just to make those damn flag-burning, dope-smoking, hair-growing, sitting-in, protest-marching, middle-class hippies go away.

Well, that crowd will make a comeback the minute we bring back the draft. I guarantee that the uptight Young Republicans on college campuses all over the country will start trading in their buttoned-down suits for some tie-dye shirts, cut-off jeans, Jesus sandals and a few hundred thousand anti-war posters. . . .

If the children of bankers, oil men and politicians are shipped out, Bush might be a little more cautious about putting our troops in harm's way. Maybe he'd even get them armor!

Hat tip to Mad in the Middle.


At 10 April, 2006 13:16, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or since the wealthy benefit the most from our society, they should have to pay the most for it. Therefore, I propose not only bringing back the draft but creating a system whereby the order of draftees is proportionate to their family's income. In other words, the more money your family makes/is worth then the more towards the front of the draft list you go.

At 10 April, 2006 14:20, Blogger Sadie Baker said...

We would never fight another war again. Or at least, never another unneccessary war.

At 11 April, 2006 04:48, Blogger defjef from the far left said...



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