Lately, since I have become aware of the proposed draft before Congress I have been very disturbed, so below is a copy of the letter I sent to my representatives in Congress. I am aware of who proposed the bill and when it was proposed. It does not matter, either way they are willing to have me die.
Dear Elected Official,
I have recently become aware of two bills sitting before Congress which
would reinstate the draft as early as June 2005 (S 89 and HR 163). I would
like to express my utter dissatisfaction towards this proposed legislation
as it is unwarranted and unwanted. If you vote for this bill and/or
support it in any way, you may count on losing my vote in the next
election. I am almost 18 and will be able to vote in the next election
along with being directly affected by this legislation. I would also urge
you to bring these bills to the public's attention, as of now I have not
seen any coverage on such important legislation, a fact which makes me
very suspicious on why not, considering the public opposition that is
According to the scant information I have had
available, $28 million dollars has already been added to the 2004
Selective Service System budget to prepare for a military draft as early
as June 15, 2005. This again makes me increasingly suspicious as the
legislation has not been passed, but already the budget has been given a
substantial increase. This strikes me that part of Congress feels that
this money is going to become necessary, something I do not want to see.
I must express that not only am I opposed to said draft on all grounds,
but I am opposed to the makeup of the bill. It grants far too many
unchecked powers to the president, and I feel removing my Congressional
Representatives from protecting their Constituents, though this is being
accomplished right now by the lack of attention to the bill. I see this as
another sign of the undemocratic nature of this bill and urge you once
again to vocally oppose said legislation.
Please send a response and any
information you may have that might enlighten me further regarding this
legislation or any other topic you would like to discuss.