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Re: Starship Troopers

From: Alan Brain <aebrain@d...>
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 00:22:17 -0500
Subject: Re: Starship Troopers

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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