In a message dated 3/9/99 10:29:12 AM Central Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
I was in the AF for almost nine years...one of those years was in South East Asia. I enlisted mostly because I had no choice. I don't think that boys of my age back then had much idea of what was right or wrong in this sense. I've always felt that there was some basic inconsistency in having a draft in a "free" society. I thought slavery was taboo.
I've since decided that slavery in NOT taboo. The civil war didn't free the slaves...it merely changed ownership. Still...a free society is a nice idea....It'd be nice to see one someday.