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tiger1014
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What would be the public reaction to a draft today?

Would they rally behind it? Would people even go?

I don't think it would fly under any circumstances in today's society


Celery
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re: What would be the public reaction to a draft today?
Depends on the reason. I'd probably be visiting Canada.
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Gmorgan4982
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re: What would be the public reaction to a draft today?
It matters on how good the government propaganda is.


boosiebadazz
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re: What would be the public reaction to a draft today?
it would be a disaster

my generation is a lot more selfish than ones in the past


BRgetthenet
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re: What would be the public reaction to a draft today?
None of these fricking pogues these days would make it through basic.

Take away their smart phone, and they die.


GumboPot
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re: What would be the public reaction to a draft today?
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I don't think it would fly under any circumstances in today's society


The only circumstance that I think it would fly is if we were attacked by a foreign country on our own soil or if a foreign country started bombing us via drones.


TrueTiger
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re: What would be the public reaction to a draft today?
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Depends on the reason


This.

I think we'd get solid participation if a racist foreign power was coming in and raping our wives/daughters and killing and pillaging.


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i am dan
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re: What would be the public reaction to a draft today?
I don't think you have to worry about that with Obama as president. Americans die and he bends over for more.
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Pilot Tiger
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re: What would be the public reaction to a draft today?
if a place like China invaded or dropped a bomb on our soil and they decided to institute a draft, you'd have a much different public reaction than if they had started one in 2003 for Iraq


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KosmoCramer
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re: What would be the public reaction to a draft today?
If America was attacked a la Pearl Harbor, I can assure you that my generation (18-35) would be more than capable of producing men to go to war as in WWII. Society really hasn't changed that much since then. There were delinquents then, there are delinquents now.

America was a sleeping giant then. There is not a doubt in my mind that younger people today on the whole have just as much resolve as those back in the 40s.

People always look at the good ole days and don't see the negatives. Discount us all you want, but its just a myth.
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Midwesterner
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re: What would be the public reaction to a draft today?
Yeah, it would definitely be a disaster. Most of the educated youth of America would flock to Canada or Sweden.

Only the rural reactionaries who wrap themselves in the flag and believe in outdated "patriotism" would rally behind such an atrocity.
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TrueTiger
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re: What would be the public reaction to a draft today?
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Most of the educated youth of America would flock to Canada or Sweden.


And if Canada was attacked and had a draft, where would they go?


tiger1014
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re: What would be the public reaction to a draft today?
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And if Canada was attacked and had a draft, where would they go?


I don't think Canada would be drafting foreign nationals


PsychTiger
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re: What would be the public reaction to a draft today?
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It matters on how good the government propaganda is.


You know you'd be first in line to sign up G.


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Midwesterner
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re: What would be the public reaction to a draft today?
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And if Canada was attacked and had a draft, where would they go?


If that were to occur I would follow Mike Gogulski's path and become a stateless person recognized as such in Bratislava, Slovakia.


TrueTiger
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re: What would be the public reaction to a draft today?
Oh that guy, the one who ran into the arms of a "state" for its protection and benefits.



CarrolltonTiger
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re: What would be the public reaction to a draft today?
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I don't think Canada would be drafting foreign nationals


Why? The US did when it had a draft?


Midwesterner
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re: What would be the public reaction to a draft today?
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Oh that guy, the one who ran into the arms of a "state" for its protection and benefits


Sounds like a brilliant action to take. A true libertarian and anti-censorship activist.


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tiger1014
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re: What would be the public reaction to a draft today?
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Why? The US did when it had a draft?



Really? Didn't know that.

I wouldn't think they'd want citizens of other countries in their armies. Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen


Bucktown Tigah
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re: What would be the public reaction to a draft today?
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my generation is a lot more selfish than ones in the past



What is selfish about not having the state own your body?

And why the hell would we need a draft? Are we planning on starting another war?


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