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America urgently needs a patriot like Rep. Allen West to liberate our Republic from the tyranny of Obama's corrupt socialist agenda.
BUT IF WE CAN'T HAVE ALLEN WEST FOR PRESIDENT, we must draft him for Vice President. He is the one candidate who can take on and defeat Obama's ruthless racism, complete corruption, and corrosive class warfare.
Rep. Allen West is Obama's worst nightmare, because he's one of America's great patriots.
In the last four years, Barack Obama has attempted the equivalent of 'constitutional murder' against our Republic. Rep. Allen West will fully prosecute Obama's High Crimes.
As Romney's VP selection, he'll beat Obama like a dumb drum.
And after Obama's defeat, Vice President Allen West will lead our liberated Republic to restoration, healing and to full recovery.
We the committed fans of the Miami Dolphins Football Organization call on YOU MR. ROSS to fire General Manager Jeff Ireland Now!!! Not at the end of the season, not after the draft but now!
This once proud organization is not only the laughing stock of the NFL but of all sports. We're sure you want what's best for this organization. Fire Ireland NOW and watch the support for you and this team soar. Yours unless you fail to act, Dolphin Fans.
Rule requires player to be 19 years old and 1 year removed from high school.
Takes away the right for the player to make a living.
Player could get injured in college possibly ruining chances at a professional career.
In 2008, Alan Grayson was elected to Congress to represent central Florida. A strong challenger is needed to take back the seat once held by Ric Keller. Grayson has been nothing short of a disgrace.
The United States has employed conscription intermittently. For example, in 1863 the imposition of a draft during the Civil War touched off the New York Draft Riots. Conscription was next used after the United States entered World War I in 1917.
The first peacetime conscription came with the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940. Active conscription ("the draft") ended in 1973. Currently, male U.S. citizens, if aged eighteen through twenty five, are required to register with the Selective Service System, whose mission is "to provide manpower to the armed forces in an emergency" including a "Health Care Personnel Delivery System" and "to run an Alternative Service Program for men classified as conscientious objectors during a draft."
No one has been prosecuted for violating the conscription law in the USA since 1986. Women do not register for Selective Service in the United States, but they may enlist for voluntary service.
In 2004 there was a very high profile lawsuit against the NFL filed by Maurice Clarett, an Ohio State football player, who wanted to participate in the NFL draft even though he was still a sophomore in college.
This dramatic lawsuit brought national attention to the issue of NFL eligibility. Clearly, the restrictions on eligibility deny people their rights to choose a profession they want to pursue. As a result of these restrictions, athletes should be able to enter the NFL draft immediately after graduating high school.
The Maurice Clarett lawsuit is an example of the problems that can result in restrictions on NFL draft eligibility. In his case, he argued that antitrust laws were broken as the NFL has a monopoly on professional football. And he further argue that he, as a professional seeking to begin a career, was restricted and had no alternative companies for which to work. This concept of the NFL monopoly also is a violation of American free market beliefs wherein one is free to pursue the career they choose.
The NFL is the only league for professional football players and, as players are successful at young ages, they should be able to become professionals as soon as they want.
Like all monopolies, the NFL will continue to dominate the market and will take advantage of athletes, their contracts and the way they are regulated. Prices will be unfair and competition will be unbalanced because of the restrictions to age. This will be an industry not regulated by free market practices but by one dominant monopoly which seeks to make as much profit as possible.
The problem is that young talented athletes may lose precious years of their careers to these regulations. Furthermore, the competitiveness of the market will be distorted because the best young athletes will not be allowed into the game. This violates antitrust laws in egregious ways.
With wars in Iraq and Afghanistan the US Army is stretched thin.
We need the draft to replenish our troops and to ensure that all Americans contribute to the war effort.
This is a petition, aimed at the United States Congress, to let them know that if they pass Rep. Charles Rangel's bill to reinstate the draft, that it will be one of the worst mistakes in American History.
Rep. Charles Rangel (D, NY) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R, SC) are rallying support for reinstatement of a new draft for anyone age 18-42. Rangel claims to be putting the proposal into legislation in early 2007, after the Dems take control of the Congress.
As a result, 16 million americans, both men and women, will be put through shortened training camps, and possibly sent into strenuous combat situations. This in turn damages our current volunteer military, as it places people who may not possess the qualities to complete the mission, in charge or in danger with other people who do.
It is our right, and duty, to stop this before it even gets started, for the sake of our high school students, and for the sake of our current serving military.
January 27, 2006
We the parents of the 9/10 year old basketball team feel that it is unfair to allow a unified private school basketball team into the Hammond City basketball league without going through the draft as other children were required to do.
A coalition of local groups, led by Sullivan Peace and Justice, is seeking the enactment of Living Wage legislation in Sullivan County, NY.
This petition is the first step of a campaign to accomplish this -- a petition that calls upon the county legislature to draft a resolution for subsequent enactment.
History/description of petition:
Opposition to the concept of a draft, specifically Senate Bill S89 and House Bill HR 163.