Western nations should adopt a general policy of granting refuge to Russians seeking to avoid conscription, and otherwise fleeing Vladimir Putin's increasingly repressive regime.
Several countries are rejecting Russians fleeing forced military service. But offering them refuge would help protect dissidents and deprive Putin of critical manpower.
This war, like all wars, will invigorate the state and be deadly to liberty.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is leading his nation a just cause. But we should not allow him to impose censorship and emigration bans in the process. A nation fighting for freedom must not undermine it.
A better way to end sex discrimination would be to simply abolish it for everyone.
Why is registration for involuntary servitude still a thing?
With minimal debate, Selective Service was doubled in a "must-pass" $778 billion defense bill.
Women Are on the Verge of Being Forced Into Military Conscription Due to a Perverse Notion of 'Equality'
Expanding government-imposed burdens to new classes of people is a bad idea, unless the goal is equality of immiseration.
A proposal obtained by Politico would get rid of male-only language in an upcoming military service bill.
Supreme Court Refuses to Consider Case Challenging Male-Only Draft Registration—but Suggests it Might Revisit the Issue in the Future
Three justices - including conservavtive Brett Kavanaugh - strongly suggested they believe male-only draft registration is unconstitutional.
Here's a better idea: Abolish the "Selective" Service.
The issue may be headed for the Supreme Court, which hopefully will reverse its 1981 ruling in Rostker v. Goldberg.
“What is freedom? It is the right to choose one’s own employment. Certainly it means that, if it means anything,” thundered Frederick Douglass.
Mayor Pete pitches a vague policy as a cure to help fix "the lack of social cohesion" that he says defines contemporary America.
A post based on my presentation at a panel on mandatory national service organized by the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service.
Emmanuel Macron wants teens to "value" their citizenship. Milton Friedman would be appalled.
Libertarian-ish senator plans to introduce "The Muhammad Ali Voluntary Service Act" and force Congress to vote on Authorization of Use of Military Force.
The House, meanwhile, voted to extend it to women.
The Greatest put his life and career on the line and helped turn public sentiment against the Vietnam War.
Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and Chris Christie say OK. Ted Cruz calls it "nuts."
I am a millennial, get me out of here!
An artifact from the age of peacetime conscription
A free and prosperous society should have fewer, not more people prepared to die for it at any given time
There's nothing like pressed labor for that feeling of community spirit
The economist who advocated "Power to the People"