The thread on draft dodgers brought this to mind:
I’ll be turning 18 in a week, and the U.S. government, quick to send out draft cards (sorry, “Selective Service”…gimme a break…), yet not capable of getting tax returns out before the next 2 months rent is due, sent me a form for signing up for the draft several months ago.
Now, they’re quick to tell us that there is no draft. Yet we have to sign up for it, just in case there is one in the future, even though drafts are outlawed, which brings the obvious question: “Then why the fuck do you need me to fill out this form??”
Anyway, for a while, I was contemplating fighting it, on the grounds of unconstitutionality–a violation of the 14th amendment to equal protection of the law, because only males are required to apply.
About a month, ago, I decided it’s not worth court expenses and my time, not to mention risking the $150,000 fine and jail time.
I know I would never win, simply because big brother is stronger than I am.
But, legally, am I correct? Is not this a violation of the 14th Amendment?
I don’t know who first said “everyone’s a critic,” but I think it’s a really stupid saying.