The military is set up for defending our country,
our freedoms, and the American way of life,
although often by force.
If someone does not register, it is a felony, and the person is subject to a fine up to $250,000 and 5 years in jail.
A draft to call up people for service in the military can be authorized by the United States Congress. To read more about a draft, see the Christian Science Monitor write up at www.csmonitor.com/explainers/Draft.html.
The military may recruit heavily in middle and high schools. If you are interested in providing alternatives, check out the Coalition Against Militarism in our Schools.
Peace Corps volunteers serve in 72 countries in
Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, and the
Look at Nonmilitary Options for Youth at
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