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Post Reply To all US Male citizens 18 to 26- Are You registered?
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Registration doesn't mean you'll be drafted. To think the US services would be hit hard enough by DPRK to require a draft is really laughable.
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Gun are for sissy, I rather use Sword! :p

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Never had to worry about it, by the time to register I'd already been in the Navy for 5 months.
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I do not ever remember registering. But I have a physical disability so many I wasn't wanted? lol
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Been registered since I was 18. If I gotta go, I gotta go.
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I registered at 18, However they won't be able to accept me anyways due to chronic asthma. Freaking sucks, always wanted to go into the Navy.
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DarkKRasil wrote:

I do not ever remember registering. But I have a physical disability so many I wasn't wanted? lol


scratch that guess i did register just don't remember asked a parent lol
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I was in the military for 20 years and had friends who served in Vietnam. They told me about how they didn't know from day to day whether they, or the people next to them would come back alive. I have limited sympathy for draft dodgers who are otherwise healthy who skip out and let others defend the liberty they enjoy. Just remember, freedom isn't "free". It always costs someone something. It's not until something happens like the hard line communists putting nuclear missiles in Cuba that reality slaps people in the face. I still remember Germans being shot for trying to escape communist Germany across the iron curtain.
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It is the Law

Virtually all male U.S. citizens, regardless of where they live, and male immigrants, whether documented or undocumented, residing in the United States, who are 18 through 25, are required to register with Selective Service.

The law says men must register with Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday. That means men are required to register with Selective Service sometime during the 30 days before their 18th birthday, their 18th birthday, and the following 29 days after their 18th birthday – that is a 60-day registration period.

Men who do not register with Selective Service within the 60-day window are technically in violation of the law and should register as soon as possible. Late registrations are accepted up to the 26th birthday. However, once a man reaches his 26th birthday and still has not registered with Selective Service, it is too late!

It’s important to know that even though a man is registered, he will not automatically be inducted into the military. Registering with Selective Service does not mean you are joining the military.

In a crisis requiring a draft, men would be called in a sequence determined by random lottery number and year of birth. Then, they would be examined for mental, physical, and moral fitness by the military before being deferred or exempted from military service or inducted into the Armed Forces.

Reasons to Register



Registration is the Law — A man’s only duty right now under the Military Selective Service Act is to register at age 18 and then to let Selective Service know within 10 days of any changes in the information he provided on his registration form until he turns 26 years old.

Fairness and Equity — By registering all eligible men, Selective Service ensures a fair and equitable draft, if ever required. However, there has not been a draft since 1973.

Insurance for the Nation — By registering, a man’s voluntary participation helps provide a hedge against unforeseen threats. It is a relatively low-cost insurance policy for our nation.

Civic Duty — It’s your responsibility to ensure that young men 18 through 25 understand the law so they can make an informed decision about registration compliance. Currently, more than 90 percent of eligible young men are registered. It’s a civic duty of every young man to comply with the law.

Protect Eligibility for Future Benefits — It’s what a man’s got to do. By registering, a young man stays eligible for jobs, college loans and grants, job training, driver’s license in most states, and U.S. citizenship for immigrant men.


Isn't this against human rights?
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Isn't this against human rights?


They allowed military conscription and penal labor when they decided on human rights.
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Kavalion wrote:


GundamQueen wrote:

Isn't this against human rights?


They allowed military conscription and penal labor when they decided on human rights.


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They have enough people in the military already. The only time a draft would occur is if a large majority of them are killed. Before that happens there would probably be nuclear bombs thrown all over the place.


TalosAutomaton wrote:

I registered at 18, However they won't be able to accept me anyways due to chronic asthma. Freaking sucks, always wanted to go into the Navy.


If they were to the point of a draft, chronic asthma wouldn't prevent you from being sent to the front lines. They would throw you into the army in a unit that is on or close to front lines or as support for those on front lines. The only thing that would prevent you from being sent is if you were unable to move on your own or were deadly ill. Of course, they may skip you for the first few draft calls while they recruit healthy men, but if it got bad enough they would circle back to you. You wouldn't be in the navy though as you wanted, they would just toss you into the army as a grunt.
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Khaltazar wrote:

They have enough people in the military already. The only time a draft would occur is if a large majority of them are killed. Before that happens there would probably be nuclear bombs thrown all over the place.


They would start a draft in anticipation of a large death toll, so the conscripts can get through basic training in time.

Using too many nukes would harm trade a lot, so they'll probably only use them on a few military targets.
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Ejanss wrote:

As a proud American, I registered for the draft in high school (back in the Reagan era) for one reason, and one reason only:
They threatened to stiff your college-loan money if you didn't.

I don't mind the implied blackmail/extortion, as I'd never seen it used a day since. Falklands, Gulf, Iraq II, Afghanistan, I think Washington literally forgot there ever HAD been a new draft registration in the Reagan 80's, and that's why volunteer Army Reservists got to go to Baghdad three or four times in a row.


Oh, don't get me wrong, I registered as well. Never occurred to me not to, didn't even think about the loan thing - it was just what one did when one turned 18 and registered to vote, nice little package deal.

I know they keep holding votes on bringing back the draft, mostly to make sure everyone's still against it. That's partly why I responded in a silly manner - even if there is a war, I seriously doubt they'll use the draft. So instead I pointed out why I likely wouldn't be drafted even if they did use it.
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Posted 7/4/17 , edited 7/4/17
Thought it was illegal to not be registered.
Anyway I had to once I turned 19.
I was out of country when I was 18.


kiltmaker2 wrote:

I was in the military for 20 years and had friends who served in Vietnam. They told me about how they didn't know from day to day whether they, or the people next to them would come back alive. I have limited sympathy for draft dodgers who are otherwise healthy who skip out and let others defend the liberty they enjoy. Just remember, freedom isn't "free". It always costs someone something. It's not until something happens like the hard line communists putting nuclear missiles in Cuba that reality slaps people in the face. I still remember Germans being shot for trying to escape communist Germany across the iron curtain.



I get what you're saying but maybe they just don't want to kill someone for someone else.


Edit- Are you all really so fragile? Almost everyone posting is talking about some type of health issue.
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