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May 27, 2013

Letter: A plan to prevent war

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2. All businesses making, selling or distributing war materials and war-support materials used during said period of combat shall do so at no profit. It shall be their patriotic duty to do so. Ditto for “security” companies such as Blackwater or whatever its current name is.

3. Upon the onset of hostilities a draft shall be immediately implemented. First on the list of draft eligible citizens shall be age-eligible (18-35) members of the nuclear families of members of Congress, including said members of Congress. There shall be no exemptions.

Pie in the sky? Of course, unfortunately. Why would it work? Because it would hit Americans in the pocket, eliminate war profiteering and make members of Congress think really hard. We could honor our fallen troops by making it very likely that there would be far fewer of them. But why would we want to do that?

Brendan Walsh

Salem

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