A Time To Serve: The Case for National Service

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Mon, 03 Sep 2007 14:48:53 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Time Magazine published a special issue recently on national service. I sent the following letter to the editor:

Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2007 10:48:09 -0400
From: "Bill St. Clair"
To: letters@time.com
Subject: National Enslavement, Bill of Rights Enforcement

I can't believe that any rational human being can even consider
mandatory national service, or conscription. I thought America
eliminated slavery in the nineteenth century. Guess not.

When Ben Franklin said that the constitutional convention had given
us, "A republic, if you can keep it," I doubt that he was thinking
about national service. He was more likely thinking about the fact
that central governments tend, as ours has, to become corrupt. Keeping
our republic requires a penalty clause in the Bill of Rights, making
it a felony for anyone who has sworn to support and defend the
Constitution to infringe on those rights in any way.

That means that if a homeowner were to shoot a cop who entered his
home without a proper warrant, it would be considered justifiable
homicide. That means that any congress critter who introduces or votes
for any bill, and any judge who makes any ruling, and any cop who
makes any arrest, which violates the right of the people to keep and
bear arms, or to peaceably assemble, or to worship God as they wish,
wherever and whenever they wish, should be dragged away in chains.

Bill St. Clair

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great response

Submitted by Gene on Tue, 04 Sep 2007 03:26:38 GMT

Great response to Time, but as Time tends to be one of the publications *Last* to find out about anything, they'll probably either think you're from another planet or report you to Homeland Security. Your letter is right on.


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the draft/national service

Submitted by Scott Kohlhaas on Sun, 09 Sep 2007 07:26:58 GMT

Right on, Bill!

Would you be willing to spread the word about www.draftresistance.org? It's a site dedicated to shattering the myths surrounding the selective slavery system and building mass civil disobedience to stop the draft before it starts!

Our banner on a website, printing and posting the anti-draft flyer or just telling friends would help.


Scott Kohlhaas

PS. When it comes to conscription, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

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