Should the selective service system be abolished

One answer is that our military forces are spread far too thin, engaged in conflicts around the globe that are none of our business. The lottery then takes place, and each date is paired with a number at random.

First draftees are inducted: If he has resided in the United States for two or more periods, he must furnish documentation for each period of residence. An inductee will have 10 days to report to a local Military Entrance Processing Station for induction.

The last prosecution for non-registration was in January Yet the Department of Defense remains steadfastly opposed to a draft. According to current plans, Selective Service must deliver the first inductees to the military within days from the onset of a crisis.

United States, U. Or, for example, when there is evidence the government at any time provided notice to the prospective defendant to register or report for induction, he was given an opportunity to comply, and the prospective defendant chose not to do so.

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Abolish the Selective Service System

Second, the numbers 1— 1— for lotteries held with respect to a leap year are placed into a second capsule. Ron Paul is a Republican member of Congress from Texas. Physical, mental and moral evaluation of registrants: The first to be called, in a sequence determined by the lottery, will be men whose 20th birthday falls during the calendar year the induction takes place, followed, if needed, by those aged 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 19 and 18 year olds in that order.

Retired Army General Barry McCaffrey claims that our ground forces in both Afghanistan and Iraq are stretched far too thin, and desperately need reinforcements. And more is wrong with the draft than just that it is discriminatory and totalitarian, subjecting young men to selective slavery on no other criteria than that they are young and male.

Selective Service System

A registrant who left the United States before his Order to Report for Induction was issued and whose order has not been canceled.

Millions of men subject to draft registration -- myself included -- have refused to register or simply ignored the registration requirement. Those who passed the military evaluation will receive induction orders.

Compulsory national service, whether in the form of military conscription or make-work programs like AmeriCorps, still sells on Capitol Hill. Upon his return to the United States, he must report the date of return and his current address to the Selective Service Area Office.

Once he is notified of the results of the evaluation, a registrant will be given 10 days to file a claim for exemption, postponement, or deferment.

Costs of investigating, prosecuting, and imprisoning violators would be included in the budget of the Department of Justice[ citation needed ]. Military needs aside, some politicians simply love the thought of mandatory service to the federal government.

The president claims a crisis has occurred which requires more troops than the volunteer military can supply. To many politicians, the American government is America.H.R. would (a) end draft registration and eliminate the authority of the President to order anyone to register for the draft, (b) abolish the Selective Service System, and (c) effectively repeal the "Solomon Amendments" making registration for the draft a condition of Federal student aid, jobs, and job training.

Time To Abolish ‘Selective Service’ It is time to abolish the Selective Service System and resign military conscription to the dustbin of American history. Five hundred million dollars have been wasted on Selective Service sincemoney that could have been returned to taxpayers or spent to improve the lives of our nation’s.

Also, the system estimated that it would need $ million to perform a draft. The system’s budget now is about $23 million annually. “Not only will abolishing the selective service save the U.S.

taxpayers money, it will remove an undue burden on our nation’s young people,” DeFazio said in a written statement. Aug 24,  · Re: Abolish the Selective Service Originally Posted by imnohero Thinking about Sel.

Ser. from a national defense/strategic mindset, I don't think it. The Selective Service Should be Abolished As part of our recommendations for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal yearwe expressed our support to end the Selective Service System.

After the draft ended, the Selective Service System was disbanded and the requirement for 18 year olds to register was ended. However, inPresident Jimmy Carter reinstituted the Selective Service System and the requirement for all 18 year olds to register for the draft following the invasion of Afghanistan in December of by the .

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