Monday, September 19, 2005

LRC pick
Military recruiters are professional liars
The rich and influential avoid combat. Harvard, Yale, and Princeton do not send young men to Iraq. The editors at magazines that support the war, National Review for example, didn't fight. They are happy to let you go, though. The reason for the All Volunteer military was to let the smart and rich avoid service and instead send kids from middle-class and blue-collar families. It works.
Libertarians correctly oppose conscription.

Friend John Treat pointed out once that the US Selective Service system (national service, known in the States as the draft) and the College Board system (a little like A-levels) were drawn up by the same people, a kind of social Darwinism to decide who should be cannon fodder and who should not.

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