Slavery With A Fancy Name

My generation protested agains the Vietnam War, although I’ve always felt that the energy for the protests came not from the war itself, but from the draft. Conscription is simply a form of temporary slavery and there was, and is, a strong aversion to slavery in this country. The exception seems to be within a community of so-called “progressives” who want to restart conscription with a fancy name. The whole idea is flawed for many reasons, one of which is the diversion of people from working in the market to working for the government. (Isn’t government supposed to work for us rather than the other way around?) What a huge loss of productivity! I’m all for volunteerism, but slavery is never voluntary.

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