by Mike ‘Mish’ Shedlock
How many Mish readers remember the Vietnam-era slogan “Hell No, We Won’t Go!” ?
I was part of that generation, graduating from high school in 1971. I had made up my mind the Vietnam War was totally unjustified to the point of being amoral.
If drafted, I decided I would not go. I planned an escape to Canada. I am still proud of my stance, but I never was put to the test. The government had just started a lottery and my number was safe.
In the 1960s and early 1970s the government sentenced 3,200 draft resisters – those who publicly refused to register or to go when drafted — to prison for up to five years.