Choose Life, Abort War! Podcast For Peace

Thad Crouch

A veteran’s peppy 1/2-hour chats with scholars & activists change peace & security conversations to either Include War as a Respect Life Issue, Promote a Just Peace Ethic, Unmask Militarism, or Create a Culture of Conscience.

End the Draft; CALL TO ACTION for a #CultureOfConscience w/ Bill Gavin & Maria Santelli
Dec 31 2019
End the Draft; CALL TO ACTION for a #CultureOfConscience w/ Bill Gavin & Maria Santelli
The Center on Conscience & War's Maria Santelli & Bill Gavin show the Selective Service  registration to be an outdated, inefficient, inadequate $25M-a-year system to muster troops violates. Plus it violates the rights to freedom of conscience & religion with extra-judicial, unconstitutional penalties without due process. We discuss the above and our nation's inconsistent policies and court rulings on freedom of conscience and religion as they pertain to war, cake art, abortion, and conception. Learn how this opportunity came up.  Click Link to Act today BEFORE 2020!Let the commission know you think:1)     Draft registration should be ended for everyone, not extended to women;2)     All criminal, civil, federal and state penalties for failure to register must be ended and overturned to protect rights to freedom of conscience & religion for those currently living under these penalties;3)     National service should remain voluntary. Compulsory service, whether civilian or military, is in conflict with the principles of a democratic republic and free society;4) IF the draft registration is not ended, provide a check box or mechanism to document Conscientious Objection to combat or military participation to protect rights of freedom of religion and conscience while satisfying requirements and avoiding  extra-judicial civil, federal and state penalties.Links:Comment Form for National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service Center on Conscience & War (CCW) Coalition Summary and Points for Ending Draft RegistrationCommission email: national.commission.on.service.info@mail.milSUBJECT LINE IF EMAILING: Docket 05-2018-01Extra-Judical Penalties that Violate Rights to Religion & Conscience by StateCCW Links Related to Draft & Selective ServiceYes, we know there's a House Bill. There's time for that in 2020. Like us on FacebookSupport Choose Life Abort War Podcast for Peace About Maria SantelliAbout Bill GavinFree Counseling & Help Applying for Military Conscientious Objectionor call 1-800-379-2679More Groups Calling for Ending the Draft RegistrationCommittee on Militarism and the DraftMilitary Law Task Force of the National Lawyers GuildNational Coalition to Protect Student PrivacyCourage to ResistOn Earth PeaceResisters.infoStop Recruiting KidsTruth in RecruitmentWar Resisters LeagueWorld Beyond WarCode Pink