I agree, completely. I think we need to reinstate the draft the way that it exists in Israel. Should have been clearer. I remember 1971, waiting to hear what my brother’s number would be. I remember my mom crying in relief when it was as low as it could be. Still, I think that a draft, rather than a voluntary force, would spread the sacrifice. I am so disgusted seeing people who don’t vote, don’t follow the news, but still think that they are patriots because they say, “Thanks for your service” to our young people who have served. We ALL need to experience war. OR we need to stop engaging in it.

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A Mother, a grandmother, a progressive voter. I write because it’s getting harder to march and because words are my only weapon. I blog at momshieb.blog

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