Last week, the Selective Service website crashed over what was called "the spread of misinformation". Too much traffic to the website caused the crash.
After the death of Iranian General Soleimani, Iran issued a threat to attack America and then it blew up into being called the start of World War III.
People started freaking out and trying to learn what the draft age was because they're scared that they're going to have to go to war with Iran.
According to CNN,
The Selective Service website crashed Friday because of "the spread of misinformation," the agency tweeted.
The website's crash came hours after the announcement that the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, was killed by a US airstrike ordered by President Donald Trump. The hashtag #WorldWarIII was one of the top trends on Twitter Friday.
The incident led to threats of retaliation from Iran's government and the escalation of tensions between the US and Iran. It sparked fears on social media of a war between the two countries and the possibility of another military draft in the US.
The Selective Service tweeted about the crash, "Due to the spread of misinformation, our website is experiencing high traffic volumes at this time. If you are attempting to register or verify registration, please check back later today as we are working to resolve this issue. We appreciate your patience."
Due to the spread of misinformation, our website is experiencing high traffic volumes at this time. If you are attempting to register or verify registration, please check back later today as we are working to resolve this issue. We appreciate your patience.
— Selective Service (@SSS_gov) January 3, 2020
So who then is eligible for the draft?
The last time we had a draft was back in the 70s. Since then, the military has been strictly a volunteer regiment. All men are required by law to register for the draft when they turn 18 years of age. I wonder if this is something that women want equality on as well. Do they want to be forced to register their names just in case they have to put their lives on the line? I doubt it.
Here's the thing though, these punks that are worried about being drafted need to stop worrying, because honestly, they're worthless. They are the most selfish generation that this country has ever seen.
They're weak, they're stupid, they're everything that you don't want in a military that is supposed to protect our country. We have enough men and enough firepower that the military that we do have will suffice.
"The Selective Service System is conducting business as usual. In the event that a national emergency necessitates a draft, Congress and the President would need to pass official legislation to authorize a draft," the agency tweeted.
Think about it this way, we've been to war with Iraq, Afghanistan, and warring in Syria and there hasn't been a draft, so stop worrying.