Monthly Archives: September 2003

Conscription…what’s up with that?

Over at Reason, Matt Welch is discussing some of the recent history of over-reaching government programs, which brings me to this:

Our current system of military draft registration was created in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Now that we’ve helped kick the Soviets out, and the Soviet Union has crumbled and fallen, and our own invasion of Afghanistan is complete, can we stop making high school kids sign up for this?