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What others are saying about Selective Service:

  • President George W. Bush: "...The country shouldn't expect there to be a draft. I know they're registering. But the volunteer army is working." (Press Conference, March 13, 2002)

  • White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer: "There is no consideration of...(reinstating the draft) this time, and from my conversations with the Pentagon, it's not something they anticipate." (Press Briefing, September 19, 2001)

  • Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld: "[The draft] not something that we’ve addressed and it is not something that is immediately before us. At the moment I do not foresee the need to do that." ( Press Briefing, September 25, 2001)

  • You can also visit these sites:

    Both the Center on Conscience and War and the Selective Service Draft Registration Freeze Initiative Resolution Committee promote the rights of conscientious objectors, and opposes all conscription, civilian and military.

    The Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors supports and promotes individual and collective resistance to war and preparations for war.

    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) actively promotes civil libertarianism, especially through legal action.

    The The Committee Opposed to Militarism and the Draft is another organization whose website contains information about the negative effects of conscription in America.

    Many veterans want to end the draft. Veterans for Peace is a non-profit educational and humanitarian organization dedicated to the abolishment of war.

    The National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund and Conscience and Peace Tax International advocate for legislation enabling conscientious objectors to have their federal income taxes directed to a special fund which could be used for non-military purposes only.

    The Draft is also opposed by many religious groups, such as The Mennonite Church, The United Methodist Church (General Board of Church and Society, The Friends Committee on National Legislation and Friends United Meeting (two Quaker organizations).

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