RH 4,221 Member · Posted January 7, 2020 Share Posted January 7, 2020 I just stumbled upon this article: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/military-draft-united-states-college-students-loan-fafsa-selective-service/ The reason why this bothers me a bit doesn't have anything to do with the current political environment. It's that signing up for Selective Services is required, by law, for every male once they turn 18. Full stop. No question about it. You could get fined. When I was turned 18 (in 1999) everyone knew this and, in fact, the whole thing just seemed silly. If there was to ever be a war where a draft was needed, they'd hunt everyone down and force them to sign it. It almost made you wonder why it was even required because as soon as you file taxes or get your first W-2, the Social Security Agency could flag that you exist. My point is, signing up for this isn't scary. Yes, the idea of being a young adult going to war is, but this is required by law and everyone male citizen, as some point has been required to do this. Who isn't aware of this, and more importantly, do kids this day ignore this and just not sign up for SS? If not, then it goes to show how much the government/military isn't concerned about it now. In the 90s, I remember even hearing reminders on the radio telling you to fill out the form just so you were fulfilling the law. Like I said, I do get that the whole process is a bit silly in this modern era, but come on. Why be affraid of this. You and 150,000,000 other men have done this at some point in their lives?! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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