Seefeld awaiting today’s baseball draft

By Dave Wagner Recent Clovis High graduate Jason Seefeld has a full-ride baseball scholarship to the University of Arizona for next year, but he’ll be keeping an eye on this week’s first-year player draft, which starts today. Seefeld, the Wildcats’ shortstop for most of his high school career and their closer on the mound the […]

Including women in draft would be counterproductive

Freedom Newspapers Sometimes you wonder if people in government have any sense at all. “The chief of the Selective Service System has proposed registering women for the military draft,” reported Hearst Newspapers last week. We oppose a draft — for women or men — on the grounds that the state should not have the power […]

New draft would lower military, subvert liberty

Freedom Newspapers Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld recently said the government is ruling out a military draft “at the present time,” and went on to say, “I don’t know anyone in the executive branch of the government who believes that it would be appropriate or necessary to reinstitute the draft.” The statement is somewhat reassuring, aside […]

Beware: Return of draft could be real possibility

Given that next year is an election year, it is probably unlikely that a serious effort to reinstitute conscription — a military draft — will happen anytime soon. But a number of circumstances make it a possibility once the election is finished. Those who value freedom and an effective national defense should be aware of […]