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Archive for Thursday, October 21, 2004

Draft concern

October 21, 2004

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To the editor:

Being the child of Vietnam-era parents, I was assured by them and others their age at the time I filled out my Selective Service registration that there would never be need for a draft. I recognize their inability to see into the future to the events of the last four years, but I am nonetheless left with anxiety about my remaining years of draft eligibility.

Reflecting on Paul Krugman's op-ed piece "Feeling the Draft" in the Oct. 19 New York Times, where he concludes with, "if Mr. Bush is prepared to seek a much larger Army ... that means reviving the draft." I hope that young voters, and parents of those not yet old enough to vote take note when Election Day comes around. If and/or when a draft comes, I know who I would rather be led by.

It's important for us to let our parents know as well.

Ryan Lash,

Lawrence

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