Feels a bit chilly in here; there might be a draft

Brethren Agree to Revive ‘Alternative Service’ Draft Programs — Leaders of the Church of the Brethren say they will follow through on a request from the Selective Service to have “alternative service” programs in place for conscientious objectors if a draft is reinstated. As one of the historic “peace churches” that shun military service, Brethren officials were “cautious” after an unannounced visit by a draft official to a church center in Maryland last October. In follow-up meetings, draft officials urged the church to dust off long-standing “alternative service” programs that allow conscientious objectors to serve in two-year domestic service projects in lieu of military service.”


If the government reinstates the draft (and I think there’s plenty of evidence they’re planning to) they’re in for a rude awakening. Because I just don’t see draft age kids having a peaceful protest in the age of Unreal Tournament and World of Warcraft. I really think that violent protests would be the result.

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