By Devin Klose
March 27, 2006
In response to Mr. Pat Jirschele's letter, I would like to say a few things. First off, a draft is the LAST thing a country like ours needs. With the presidents approval ratings dropping rapidly (now around 38%), a draft would only cause this country to fall apart even more.
Mr. Jirschele, being of older
age I assume, would not fall under the qualifications of a draft.
Of course a right-winged Republican would most certainly like
to see the war in Iraq continued until the bitter end, even if
it means FORCING young men to go overseas. I find it shocking
that people support a draft, and even sad. What this country
needs to do is realize the mistakes it has made the last several
years and find out an alternate way to fix them. A plan that
does not include putting MY life on the line for something I
stand greatly against. A draft occurring sometime in the future
would be very detrimental to this country, as well as many young
men's future. I only hope that a draft will not occur, and that
more people will realize how horrible it would be if one did
About: Devin Klose is a senior
at Ketchikan High School, and has lived in Ketchikan all of his
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