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Is The Draft History?

June 2024
1min read

Many of us now believe it was a mistake to end the draft. As a former trial judge and now supreme court justice, I have seen how much young men and women are missing by not serving, even in peacetime. Character, maturity, experience, discipline, and accountability are just a few of the traits we obtain from such service to our country. Although Congress has discussed a universal service program, no legislation has been forthcoming.

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