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You're drafted to fight for your country, but you can be excused for $1000. What

  1. KeithJK profile image60
    KeithJKposted 6 years ago

    You're drafted to fight for your country, but you can be excused for $1000. What do you do?

  2. msorensson profile image71
    msorenssonposted 6 years ago

    A very personal question and is completely dependent on the individual...

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    johnnymnemonicposted 6 years ago

    Take the money and get lost.. big_smile Huh, really, if there was a danger of extinction upon my nation, I guess I'd stay and fight. Otherwise, I'm against militarism and being detained for months just to keep watch and sweep floors. There's been an exemption opportunity last year for 5000$ for guys over 29 but I missed it by 2 years. You feel lighter when it's done anyway..

  4. Man from Modesto profile image82
    Man from Modestoposted 6 years ago

    I pray about everything. I joined the Marines in 1988 (passing up college scholarships) when the Holy Spirit told me to do so. He also said the next war would be in the middle east... so I became an Arabic translator.

    I joined the army guard in 2001 when the Holy Spirit told me there would again be a war ... and He told me to brush up on my Arabic.

    During those times, the Holy Spirit showed me His amazing faithfulness.

    The next war coming will eventually escalate to 18 nations against us... we will have a few allies: Taiwan, I think... and maybe Brazil.... one south american nation will flip sides... not sure which.

    Mexico will be against us early.

    When "Japan folds to China", it is time to leave America.

    Pray, people!

  5. feenix profile image62
    feenixposted 6 years ago

    In 1965, I was drafted to serve in the U.S. Army, and as things turned out, that was one of the best things that ever happened to me. In fact, if it were not for my being "forced" to enter the Army, I just might have ended up doing life in San Quentin or Folsom.

    Thus, if I were drafted again to serve my country, I would not pay to get out of it, even if the cost was only 10 cents.

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    Old Empresarioposted 6 years ago

    I'd pay the money and work for a living. This is not a military society. The United States is a commercial republic. Any true American would pay the money if he had it. Let's face it, we would pay mercenaries to do our fighting for us if we could--we practically do right now. But that's us. We're not perfect and we sure as hell aren't Prussians or Samurai. We love money!

    That said, I served in the army AFTER the American taxpayer covered my tuition at a private university (thanks everybody). The army was boring and weird--sort of a nerdy place. I resigned as a captain and the army lost a good officer. But a man must grow up and I could not dwell in perpetual adolescence.

  7. onegoodwoman profile image74
    onegoodwomanposted 6 years ago

    My country has no military draft.

    If I were tempted to " sell out ", I would expect more than a few days wages...........

    Much, much more.................

    Some things, really are, worth more than money.   ( and a so little money)   No, I would not be tempted to turn tail and run........

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    erickcbposted 6 years ago

    I'd pay the money most definitely. There is no reason to fight for a country that was never mine anyway. Young men die in old men's wars. I say let the politicians and diplomats go first, then maybe I'd think about it... Then maybe not. Let them sort out their own mess. Just my two cents worth.

  9. Faceless39 profile image94
    Faceless39posted 6 years ago

    Pay the $1000.  Defending this government is a joke.  They've destroyed the country and the Constitution.  It's an oligarchy run by corporations and corporate lobbyists.  They create false flag wars to enable easy law changes and claim it's to help people (over a million dead civilians in Iraq.)  Their greed and lust for oil and wealth is only continued by those who serve them as minions.

    "The pioneers of a warless world are the youth that refuse military service" -- Albert Einstein