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The Rejection of America's Volunteer Military

Frank130 Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 9:48 AM
I wonder what our Founding Fathers would have said about the draft. I bet they'd have opposed it! I've heard different numbers thrown around about how many Colonists were for or against the Revolutionary War with Britain. I think it sounds reasonable to say 1/3 were "royalists" and were opposed to the war, but mostly just kept silent and did not actively fight for Britain. 1/3 were neutral. 1/3rd were for the War of Independence & were willing to volunteer to fight the tyrant, King George. With such a wide range of views on the war, I don't think the Continental Congress could get a draft even if they wanted to (which i doubt they wanted as it would make them the tyrants rather than just King George).
rwright Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 4:41 PM
Have you ever examined the "tyranny" of King George? It amounted to a small amount of taxation to help fight the war against the French. If he had let the French alone, and concentrated his forces in New England, he would have won. The French would also have won, and the Southern states would now be French. The southern border would not exist. It would all be Mexico.
hboring Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 12:51 AM
Have you ever read the Declaration of Independence? G III's list of tyrannies against us is fairly long. The main complaint I think was the lack of representation in Parliament. We didn't get a vote on those taxes, or quartering of troops, or appointment of Governors and Magistrates, Etc. Again, it's a pretty long list. Chief Boring

Today, we're revisiting the topic of the ages of those who served in the U.S. armed forces during World War 2, because we have new information to add to it!

Before we go any further, the reason we're doing this is because this information plays a key part in one of the projects we're developing behind the scenes here at Political Calculations, which we'll be presenting in bits and seemingly unrelated pieces throughout this year.

So what information are we adding today? Well, it's about the end of volunteerism and the institutionalization...