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ble and, at first blush, this most recent
proposal is pressurized insofar as a single
age group is concerned. The fact Je,
inequities and unfairness stU! ccmtlnue
in the draft system. ~
Mr. President , I want the RECORD
show my position on this matter.
-~· President, I yleld the fioor.
Mr. MANSFIELD. Mr. President, I
: think I should make my position clear
on this question.
"' ·· I intend to vote against the pe"nding
I feel that what It does is to constrict
the pressure of the draft to that broad
age group of 19-year-olds who, as the
report Indicates, will become the "prime
vulnerable" group for induction.
There Is a great deal wrong with our
Selective Service System. Unfairness
and inequity are built-in Impediments.
We are in need of an exhaustive review
of the whole procedure involved in selecting
and mainta1nlng our Armed
Forces-a review that should include the
close scrutiny of all of the loopholes
available and, even more, of the whole
question of compulsive service.
Perhaps the so-called random selection
or lottery proposal is a step in the
right direction. I am not sure. In any
case, I am not at this time prepared ,
to S\ll>Port a move in that direction. 1
More-much more has to be done. 1 I did not vote for the extension of
the Draft Act last time. It is inequlta-
Novembe1· 19, 1969
Mike Mansfield Papers, Series 21, Box 45, Folder 39, Mansfield Library, University of Montana
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