The Draft

In addition to Anna’s, “I will make this very clear”,  by Robert-Dean:House
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I agree with the first paragraph:
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“When men and women sign up to serve in the United States Military, they adopt— knowingly or unknowingly— British Territorial United States Citizenship, one of the two citizenships created under the Constitutions, and they give up (hopefully temporarily) their status as American State Nationals or American State Citizens for the duration of their Tour of Duty.”
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. . . but let’s get this clear, as well.  The draft was created again in the United States, (Federal Corporation), on Sept 16, 1940.
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I posted a letter to the Department of Defence, D.O.D. about a year ago, on this site, in reference to the military oath to the United States, (Federal Corporation).
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Depending on the site you research, the draft ended on Jan. 27, 1973 or early 1975.  I turned 18 in Sept. of 1976 and joined the U.S.M.C. with four other friends.  This was allowed without parental approval up to one year prior to the 18th day of birth.  We all left for a three-year tour on June 26, 1976.
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We got out in 1979 and the draft was restarted in the summer of 1980, after extensive revamping.
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In 1985, I joined the Army for three years then went into the Reserves while working for the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.
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In 1990 my reserve unit, 320th M.P. Company was activated to the Gulf.  NOW comprehend this, I was informed that it was not mandatory or an obligation for me to go.  Keep in mind that this was a time of possible war and the military was recalling people to go.  So why was I not one of them?  I believe it was due to my never being drafted.
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So to not correct Anna, but to add some more information that thousands of military between the years of 1973 – 1980 were never drafted.  They were in fact strictly volunteers.
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