Item description for The Military Draft Handbook: A Brief History And Practical Advice for the Curious And Concerned (Paperback) by James Tracy...
A complete, up-to-date sourcebook for anyone concerned about military recruitment written in a concise, easily accessible manner, outlining the history of conscription and how it has been resisted in previous eras. An essential resource for young people, parents, activists, and educators alike.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Nov 16, 2005
Publisher Manic D Press, Inc.
ISBN 1933149019 ISBN13 9781933149011
Availability 0 units.
More About James Tracy
James Tracy is headmaster at Cushing Academy in Ashbunham, MA. He is editor of "Why Change? What Works? The NAIS Guide to Change Management" and "A Guidebook to the NAIS Principles of Good Practice", as well as coeditor of "Christmas Unwrapped: Consumerism, Christ, and Culture."
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conscription is unconstitutional and defeat Mar 20, 2007
Conscription - or the military draft - is the state forcing a person to place himself in harms way - possibly to be killed - and is a violation of the most fundamental premise of the Declaration of Independence, that men are "endowed by their Creator with unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Conscription is dictatorial and antithesis to a free society, because it deprives the citizen of his guaranteed unalienable rights.
In another respect, and this was the lesson learned from Vietnam, conscription is indirectly the state's admission of defeat in war, because if the state needs to force someone to kill or die for his country, the war is already lost.