Zoomers Discuss What They Would Do In A Military Draft

Zoomers Discuss What They Would Do In A Military Draft

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While the Russia–Ukraine war continues to rage overseas, many Americans have expressed concern that the U.S. could reinstate a national draft. We asked several members of Gen Z what they would do in the event they were forced to serve, and this is what they said.

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Kyle Todd (23)

Kyle Todd (23)

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“Not sure, but I’m going to see what the ‘Conscientious Objector’ Wikipedia page has to offer.”

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Aiden Anderson (18)

Aiden Anderson (18)

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“I would join the opposing army too and see which one had cooler guns.”

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Chris Stevens (21)

Chris Stevens (21)

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“Give me 10 minutes and I can dox the Secretary of Defense.”

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Eddie Flaxman (20)

Eddie Flaxman (20)

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“Try to become a senator’s kid.”

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Jacob Tremblay (15)

Jacob Tremblay (15)

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“I would coordinate strategic aerial attacks on the enemy’s food and water sources. If civilians suffer, so be it. That’s just the price that must be paid.”

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Alexis McNamara (18)

Alexis McNamara (18)

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“I’d serve my country, and I’d do it poorly. That’s a promise.”

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Carrie Ross (34)

Carrie Ross (34)

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“I’d definitely stop lying about my age.”

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Jayden Phillips (17)

Jayden Phillips (17)

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“I would seek a medical exemption due to my peanut allergy.”

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Charles Marksdale (21)

Charles Marksdale (21)

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“I’m not some hippy. I’d gladly go fight communism in Vietnam.”

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Marty Singleton (21)

Marty Singleton (21)

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“Enjoy the increased odds of getting cast as the titular role in Dear Evan Hansen.”

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Carlos Brown (19)

Carlos Brown (19)

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“I’d pay a gig worker $30 to go to war for me.”

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Dylan Jones (20)

Dylan Jones (20)

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“Playing Fortnite has prepared me for any demented clowns or flaming skeletons I might encounter I might encounter at war.”

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Trig White (16)

Trig White (16)

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“I already wake up every day thinking I might have to take on an active shooter, so I’m ready.”

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Dahlton Taylor (19)

Dahlton Taylor (19)

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“I’m going to do what has always worked in the past: write an 18-minute folk song decrying the military and perform it at hootenannies to express my discontent.”

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Millie Bobby Brown (18)

Millie Bobby Brown (18)

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“I’m sure the Duffer brothers will write a fun, engaging way out of this for me.”

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Dale Simon (22)

Dale Simon (22)

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“I’ve been indoctrinated by years of playing Call Of Duty, so I’m good to go.”

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Simon Ortiz (18)

Simon Ortiz (18)

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“I would leverage the experience of war for my college admissions essay.”

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Trevor Cuevas (22)

Trevor Cuevas (22)

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“From what I understand, the plan is for me to be shot to pieces while shitting my pants 5,000 miles from home.”

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Zachary Hall (23)

Zachary Hall (23)

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“Die.”

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