May 18, 1917: Wilson Signs Selective Service Act of 1917

  The first draft imposed since the Civil War, the Selective Service Act of 1917, passed by overwhelming majorities in Congress, was signed by President Wilson a century ago.  The Act provided for the enlistment, at the discretion of the

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National Service: A Perennial Bad Idea

    Well, the Washington Post has run a piece that brings up yet again an idea that is completely against what this country stands for, but is raised again year after year:  National Service: On a clear summer evening,

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