WHEREAS, the American Ethical Union has opposed, even before the involvement of the United States in warfare in Southeast Asia, the continuation of the Draft as conscription into involuntary military service, and
WHEREAS, the Military Selective Service Act of 1971 has no expiration date and thus, if not repealed, would continue on the statute books, and
WHEREAS, the President's induction authority under that Act ends on June 30, 1973, which does not however otherwise curtail the continued operations of the Selective Service System, and
WHEREAS, the existence of a peacetime conscription statute with its authorization for the Selective Service System to continue its operation to any extent is offensive to our beliefs,
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the American Ethical Union urge the Congress to repeal the Military Selective Service Act of 1971.
Submitted by the AEU Public Affairs Committee
Source: AEU 65th Annual Assembly Memo [job08scan]
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