Comment: I know that and it's NOT what we're talking about.

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I know that and it's NOT what we're talking about.

The question was put forth that if BY LAW, one must register for selective service. If Congress decides to declare war on Iran, or anyone else for that matter, and the draft is implemented, those who have not registered may be prosecuted BY LAW. Why is this so hard to understand???

Cassius Clay, known to the world as Muhammad Ali, was convicted of violating the United States Selective Service LAWS by refusing to be drafted. Clay was promptly sentenced to five years in prison and fined $10,000, the maximum penalty for the offense. ONLY AFTER appealing was his conviction reversed for having met the three standards for conscientious objector status. Must be nice to have power AND money AND the ability to get the Supreme Court to actually give a rats ass about your case(good luck with that one).

What happened with the NDAA? What happened with Obamacare? Are they unconstitutional? Yes. Can the government still move forward with judges firmly in their pockets? YES!

With all the talk of gun control and confiscation, what if the draft is actually implemented as AN EXCUSE with the sole devious plan of getting most 18-26 year old males(and now possibly women) out of the country with the sole intent of leaving the country even more defenseless and making gun confiscation easier and smoother? You'd surely kill a lot of birds with that one single stone, wouldn't you?

Bottom line is you can CHOOSE AND RISK to break that particular LAW. If and when the time comes, do YOU want to be made an example of and be convicted by the government. Just don't cry and bitch about it afterwards if the federal government decides to pursue you. You may want to ask yourself if it's worth the risk considering all we've heard in the past couple of years concerning the draft. Most of us don't have the luxury of fighting this in court while a loved one is incarcerated, specially if the government, AS USUAL, will drag it out to the point of financially ruining you.

I take issue with the statement of, "Don't worry about it. The government CAN'T AND WON'T do ANYTHING short of denying school loans". Would you also like to fill me in on what next week's powerball numbers are going to be, as well as giving me a date for the end of the world?

Someone asked if it was true that there was NO requirement and asked for PROOF.;

SO FAR, I have only seen written documentation about this BEING A LAW.

SO FAR, people HAVE been prosecuted BY LAW. It may be a drop in the bucket, but would you really want to be one of the people to go through all that?
http://hasbrouck.org/draft/prosecutions.html

Personally, I don't agree with, OR like selective service. It's an unpopular and rarely enforced LAW. However, IT IS a LAW and you CAN be prosecuted for it. With all the talk about Iran, gun control/confiscation, the NDAA, and the dollar crashing - as I mentioned above, I strongly believe that this Police State that we now live in will start enforcing this LAW in the near future.

To each their own, but I would encourage playing it safe and registering for selective service. If the time came for a draft, I would take it from there and cross that bridge then.