Word on the street is that the military is having a hard time recruiting kids when there's a zillion crazy al Quida wanna-bes ready to shoot them. This is apparently a big surprise, so they're looking to start up the draft.
But kids are smart. They know that going to college could possibly keep them out of the gun sights, so the proposed legislation will now eliminate the higher education deferment.
And. Oh, yeah, girls get to go get shot at too. (But hey, if girls can play amateur torturer in Iraq, they can certainly take it from the other side. So to speak.)
Ordinarily, I'm in great favor of the draft in times of war because it tends to level the playing field. Everyone gets to go get shot at regardless if they are rich or poor. Also, Senators with kids of draft age would think have to be damned sure about what they're doing to make wars and stuff.
Everyone knows that the kid of a Senator gets his ass kissed in the
military, and rich people can buy off people to get their kids
assignments in a nice safe spot like
So, I propose that we, the people plug the loophole. This is the age
of the Internet! We can start a website that tracks such things and
gets hypocrite members of Congress recalled. We can find the people who
take the bribes and get them booted, by posting their names on a
website (perhaps one that operates in
As a final note, I find it distressing that the army only takes well-behaved smart people. We should do more to lower the standards, so that we on average send more idiots and criminals into the rain of lead. I'm writing my congressman right away on this matter and so should you.