Oregon Bill Would Require New Drivers to Automatically Register For Selective Service

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From the Catholic Sentinel: The Oregon Catholic Conference and Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon have teamed up to oppose a bill that connects drivers’ licenses with a military draft. House Bill 2575 (PDF of bill) would automatically register young men for Selective Service when they sign up for licenses or state identification cards.

“There is a significant difference in moral judgments that an individual makes between applying for issuance or renewal of a driver’s license, permit or an identification card on the one hand and registering with the Selective Service System on the other,” says a statement written by Oregon Catholic Conference executive director Bob Castagna and read to the House Transportation Committee March 30 by Philip Kennedy Wong of Ecumenical Ministries…

Signing up for a driver’s license does not involve moral questioning, the statement said, but registering for Selective Service “raises issues of the most critical judgments and moral decisions a person may be called to make in life: potentially placing oneself in the position of agreeing to engage in warfare, use all the weapons in our nation’s arsenal and take human lives.” Read More

3 Responses to “Oregon Bill Would Require New Drivers to Automatically Register For Selective Service”

  1. Special Agent Molly Maguire Says:

    i’m pretty sure it’s already this way here in CO. i remember getting my state ID, not even a drivers liscense, back in 2001, just after 9/11, so i could fly to go see my grandmother. i had resisted signing up for SS since my 18th b-day, but to get a state ID or drivers liscense, I had to put an x in a box, registering me with SS through the info provided by my ID application.

  2. Divine Right Says:

    Colorado definately already has this law.

  3. Divine Right Says:

    Colorado definately already has this law.

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