the draft

In response to the draft issue posed in the last circulation of The Western Carolinian, I believe that social status has nothing do do with weather or not a draft should be reinstated. Americans should not be drafted into to war based on the idea that the military and armed services are not considered diverse enough. The only ligitimate reason I feel would constitute a draft, would be extreme despiration for soldiers. Just because government authorites feel that those fighting for America consist mostly of minorities and poor citizens, does not give thiem the authority to force American citizens to directly fight in combat. Those who are willing to fight, fight the hardest. So we should be given a choice and let those who are willing, join on their own accord. As citizens of the United States, we are all fighting the war against Iraq and terrorism in some way, we do not need to be forced to physically fight.