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Draft would be avoided

Jim Bellotty stated that he thinks we should reinstate the draft in his letter on July 15. I served in the Air Force from 1970-1974 and do not want the draft again.

I remember how President Bill Clinton was criticized for avoiding the draft when he was younger, but find it interesting how many others that are my age were able to do the same thing. Dick Cheney, our past vice president, in addition to a number of people such as Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, also did not serve.

I do not believe that having the draft again would be any different now than it was then. People will find a way to avoid it.

John Beaton

Spokane



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