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 - Writer Believes In Fairy Tales Editor: Earl...
Writer Believes In Fairy Tales Editor: Earl Zarbin declares a military draft unconstitutional. Well, he didn't mention the fact that the Congress, under the Constitution, is authorized to "raise and support Armies." Since many people are content to rip off this land of ours for everything they can get but recoil in terror at the thought of putting out some effort to protect it, raising and supporting an army would be rather difficult without a draft, especially in wartime. It is one thing to pontificate about our rights and freedoms in the safety of our cozy little homes. However, it is quite another to face the wolves out in the real world with nothing in your hands but a list of good intentions. We live in a dangerous world full of people who couldn't care less about our "rights and freedoms," and whether we like it or not military power is the only way we can insure peace until a better solution comes along. The Congress is assigned the responsibility to "provide for the common Defence," and if a draft is the only way to insure an effective military force, then so be it. Our national survival is nothing to gamble on fairy-tale interpretations of a document written by men of great common sense. STEPHEN G. DANIELS Phoenix

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  1. Arizona Republic,
  2. 23 Dec 1978, Sat,
  3. [First Edition],
  4. Page 7

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