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RE: Starship Troopers

From: SimonC@d... (Simon Campbell-Smith)
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 1996 11:55:37 -0500
Subject: RE: Starship Troopers

A little off track, but I agree with Henleins idea. If you want to take 
an active role in the state then you need to put something other than	
just being born!

From:  FTGZG-L[]
Sent:  11 November 1996 21:22
Subject:  Re: Starship Troopers

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Joe A. Troche wrote:
> Heinlen had a terrible idea, voter registration
> through military service, but the circumstances of such a government	

> a multitude of Full Thrust campaigns :)


If memory serves me, Military Service was not the requisite: a period of
involuntary service in whatever area the government needed was. No-one
was excluded due to physical or mental incapacity. They'd find something
for you to do, E.g. "counting caterpillar fuzz by touch or something
equally useless".
Note there was NO draft. Entry into all such service was voluntary, just
required if you wanted to vote. Considering over 50% of the enrolled
electorate in the USA didn't bother to vote in the last election, I
don't think they'd be over-run with applicants.

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