I’ve had a lot of discussions about the possibilities of a reinstatement of the draft, and I hold by my statement that we’ll be seeing the roll-out by the Summertime. Now, I know that seems rather gloom-and-doom, but stories like this make me all the more certain.
(found via DailyKos)From the article:
David M. Miyasato enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve in 1987, served three years of active duty during the first Gulf War and received an honorable discharge in 1991. He remained on inactive status for five more years, until 1996. Since then, the Kaua’i resident has married, started an auto window tinting business and this year, he and his wife had their first child.
But in September, Miyasato received a letter from the Army recalling him to active duty and directing him to report to a military facility in South Carolina on Tuesday.
“I was shocked,” Miyasato said yesterday. “I never expected to see something like that after being out of the service for 13 years.”
Miyasato is now suing the Secretary of the Army, asking a court to prevent the Army from ordering him to active duty. He is also asking for a court judgment declaring that he fulfilled all his obligations to the military.
Fun times ahead, folks. Fun times.