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What a Bunch of Chumps

A friend of mine just got this email-letter from the folks at Rock the Vote. It manages to be galling, lame, offensive and silly all at once:

Dear [Name Withheld],

We just received an outrageous letter from the Chairman of the Republican Party, demanding that we stop talking about the issue of the military draft.

He said that the draft issue is just an “urban myth” and Rock the Vote’s

effort is being conducted with “reckless disregard for the truth.”

The truth is that we still haven’t received acceptable answers from the candidates to real questions affecting our lives. The possibility of a draft is not a hoax. It’s a real issue that deserves real answers.

An attempt to silence us by any politician—Democrat, Republican, Whatever—is unacceptable. This is one of the most important issues affecting our generation. And that’s why we need to stand up and make our voices heard right away.

Below is the letter that Rock the Vote sent back to the Chairman. Please read it.

If you like what we are saying, sign our petition to the Chairmen of both

the Republican and Democratic parties asking them to answer some key questions that we have about the draft:

We’re not going to stop talking about the issue of a draft simply because it makes the politicians squirm. We’re not going to let Congress think that a phony vote against the draft settles the matter.

By sending thousands of email draft cards and talking to your friends about the possibility of a draft, you ignited a national dialogue. If you have any doubt, just look at the last two presidential debates—both of which included questions for both candidates on the draft.

Click here to tell both parties that we need answers to some fundamental questions affecting our lives:


Jehmu Greene


PS. And please donate now to support our efforts to make the candidates address this issue. Donate to our campaign today.