"Draft"=Army of Slaves It just occured to me, and maybe I'm getting a bit too far out there but doesn't a drafted army seem a lot like an army of slaves, I mean if you don't go to war willingly is this not the basic idea of slavery? You say a person could choose to go to prison or leave the country and pay the other severe penalties, but what kind of choice is that? Just like Black Americans could have choosen to run away and abondon their families and civilized life to be free and live in the woods, or stay with family and work long hours but have food clothing shelter and company of freinds and family(those were the real shackles, becaues mental shackles are far harder to break than physical ones) but what kind of choice is that? It's simply the best one can choose given the imposed situation, but it is certainly not free, and don't lie to yourself those Black Americans may not have been educated but they were smart, and probably better off spiritually that the more "educated" whites. I don't mean to say that this is some big deal, there is a tremendous amount of unfairness in life in general, if all of our armies where entirely volunteer we would likely lose every war, and we can't afford that, so we have to "control" our citizens to keep a place for our citizens to live in relative "freedom", but someday I think we may be able to afford being able to see a drafted army as a slave army, and a pure volunteer army as an army directed by the hand of God, because the more willingly they go and honestly understand the situation, the harder they fight, like the ancient Greeks against the persians at that one cliff. There ought to be a law in the United Nation's human rights that states if someone does not want to kill other people or risk being killed they shouldn't have to suffer punishment for it by their government regardless of what country they are born into. When I put it like that doesn't it seem like we live in the dark ages? Can't even love who you want to without other people trying to control or impose unfair restrictions on even that, for the greater good of course. I'm very intersted in what other people think about this.