Draft Protest at Sacramento City College
Local peace activists held an "Anti-Draft Teach-in" at Sacramento City College Tuesday. They told students that a draft is inevitable because of the drain on military personnel caused by the war in Iraq.
Tuesday, September 21, 2004
About 75-students attended the noon-time event in the community college’s student center. One of the speakers was George Main, president of the Sacramento chapter of Veterans for Peace. We’ve already done our time. We’ve served, we’re out and we see the inequities, the injustice in the system and we’re trying to get the kids awake. Curtis Geary, a 21-year-old student, says the idea of a draft worries him. I’m scared just because I’m in the demographic and all my friends are as well. But 18-year old Nick Fletcher says he supports the war and wouldn’t be opposed to a draft. Not really. I mean if they wanna draft me, they have the right to draft me because I’m here in the country. It’s just part of the freedom. Both President Bush and Democratic Presidential nominee John Kerry have publicly scorned reinstating a military draft. Steve Milne - KXJZ news.