Comment: Wasn't he drafted?

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Wasn't he drafted?

If you are conscripted, I suppose you could say you are serving in the sense that you then are a servant, but is being a servant an esteemed position? If you volunteer wouldn't you then be an indentured servant, and if conscripted wouldn't that be involuntary servitude? Are we to be servants of government, or is it supposed to be our servant?

Compare Dr. Paul to Cassius Clay (Mohammed Ali) who refused to be drafted, and instead was sent to prison, losing his boxing title, too. I think I have more respect for Clay than Dr. Paul on this issue, although I certainly respect Dr. Paul for almost all of his political views.

What if everyone refused to volunteer to fight and refused to be drafted into these insane wars to maintain the US empire? Of course that won't happen, but it sure would be hard for nation states to carry out aggression against one another without standing armies. Gee, wasn't that thing about no funding of standing armies for more than 2 years in the Constitution? Looks like they subverted the intent of that provision, too. Isn't a well regulated State militia a better DEFENSE system? Where are the militias?

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.