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Repeal the Selective Service Act of 1917

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In 2017, the Selective Service Act will be a century old. This Act, also known as "the Draft", was enacted in order to allow the United States government to raise a national army when needed. This requires young men, once they reach 18 years, to register with the Selective Service, which then places them in a lottery that randomly selects citizens to join the army. However, since the Vietnam War, initiating a draft has been an incredibly controversial action and the practice has honestly become extremely dated. There are enough volunteers today to maintain an army and, because of the harsh potential consequences for those who elect to not register, we petition the Obama Administration to repeal this ancient act of legislation in order to spare citizens the antiquated burden of registering.

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