Panicked Millennials Crash Selective Service Website Over Fears Of Draft

Sandy Malone

Panicked millennials crashed the Selective Service website after President Trump announced the U.S. airstrike in Iraq.

Washington, DC – Panicked millennials caused the U.S. government’s Selective Service Administration’s website to crash on Friday, just hours after President Donald Trump announced a successful airstrike targeting a senior Iranian military official near Baghdad airport.

The crash was largely due to social media rumors that the airstrike had launched World War 3 and that students who had enrolled for federal student loans had automatically been signed up for the draft, CBS News reported.

“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 Selective Service System tweeted on Friday morning.

“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,” they added in a second tweet a few minutes later.

The Federal Student Aid Office also jumped in to help the thousands of people tweeting their concerns under a variety of trending World War 3-related hashtags and attempted to educate the Twitter-verse on how the draft actually works.

“We know there are questions on this…registering with Selective Service has been a longstanding requirement to receive federal student aid/a federal job. However, the U.S. military has been all-volunteer since 1973 & Congress would need to pass a new law to institute a draft,” @FAFSA tweeted late on Friday afternoon.

“There is no priority order for Selective Service based on the FAFSA form (they use a random lottery number and year of birth),” they added, and provided a link to more information on the Selective Service Administration’s website.

It appeared that numerous American millennials did not understand that the current U.S. military is entirely voluntary and that there is no current draft, The Guardian reported.

Many didn’t know last draft ended in 1973, at the end of the Vietnam War, and also clearly did not know that conscription couldn’t be initiated again without an act of Congress.

All American men between the ages of 18 and 25 are required to register with the Selective Service Administration, according to Business Insider.

That agency maintains a list of eligible men who could be called upon to help protect the nation and serve in the United States military, should Congress vote to institute a draft.

Women are not currently required to register for the draft, but that may change. A federal judge ruled in February of 2019 that a males-only draft was discriminatory, NPR reported.

The military has been studying if and how to include women in the Selective Service enrollment.

But regardless of whether the United States actually goes to war with Iran, it is unlikely that the draft will be revived, according to Business Insider.

Multiple studies in recent years have shown that support for a draft has dropped dramatically since the Vietnam War and that only about 20 percent of Americans now approve of it.

The Pentagon estimated that more than 70 percent of the people in the 18-to-25 age bracket would be ineligible to serve in the military if drafted because of criminal records, obesity, and not having a high school diploma, Business Insider reported.

Comments (183)
flybynight
flybynight

Hahahahahaha hahahahahaha hahahahahaha . What a bunch of weenies!!!

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Excalibr4
Excalibr4

I missed being drafted to Vietnam by 6 months. To be honest all the protesting was being done by college kids, who didn't have to go. I guess that's where the "pussyfication" of higher learning began.

Da$
Da$

Freaking great! Lolololo.....run for your "safe spaces." Can you even begin to imagine having to depend on these pathetic panty waists for a fighting force??? Heaven help us!

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Watch. This.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Author (probably a boomer), millennials aren't 18-25. That's Gen-Z.

And good on them. No one should fight a rich man's war except other rich men. Also, just smoke weed. Military doesn't like marijuana.

And if there will never be another draft again, why is Selective Service still a thing?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

I wonder what the ninja turtle Mitch McConnell thinks about all this.

Y'all know he and Trump dodged Vietnam draft, right?

Janken
Janken

There are so many families that have made their kids lifeless. If we had a big war these kids would hide behind their mama. Their are lots of good American kids that would sign up. These are the Americans that are worth something

61mouse
61mouse

Would we really want these pansies protecting AMERICA we are trying to #MAGA Not keep it how SCUMBAMMA made it

Shuckaduck
Shuckaduck

That’s when schools went to hell. All the kids who got deferments went to school to be teachers. The same kids spitting on our veterans. Turns out all these liberal pansies started teaching hate for our veterans and the government. Ever since the seventies they have been brainwashing our kids and lying about history. The publishing companies were changing history for their political agenda.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Crazy

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

I wouldn’t want most of them fighting for My freedom anyways. They would be afraid to handle a rifle and retreat to their safe spaces in search of their comfort gerbils.

Sargejh
Sargejh

I’d laugh If the ignorance of these kids wasn’t so disturbing and sad.

HonorYourHeroes
HonorYourHeroes

I'd already Volunteer before a draft.

Raymelson
Raymelson

America would be hard pressed to find enough real men to fight for America

Njaz
Njaz

Millennials serving anyone but themselves?? I know there are exceptions, but generally speaking-it's a stretch

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

#maybeirancrashedthesite, #maybenkcrashedthesite, #blamethemillenials

magnumforc
magnumforc

I fear for our country when the next big war occurs. The snowflakes will need cry rooms at boot camp and the courts will be jammed with lawsuits against drill instructors for damaging the fragile psyche of the whining masses. Instead of Colors at 0800 there will be an assigned time for whining, inspections will no longer occur because they won't be able to get the millennials to stop crying long enough to fit uniforms. Moms will descent like a plague of locusts on the medical clinics waving anti-vax exemptions at the medics so their babies won't be subjected to nasty shots. Looks like us old timer vets will have to stand up and fight, once again, so others can sit idly by waiting for someone else to fix their problems.

Homicidecop
Homicidecop

They are the most useless generation.

sizzle937
sizzle937

Greetings This is Uncle Sam. Boy do I have a job for you. Be at xxx On June 6 1967 Bring change of underwear and a tooth brush. See y’all there

I got that letter.

LynnSB
LynnSB

Poor little babies do you live off mommy and daddy most you don’t even finish school and when you were in school you weren’t paying attention because you talk like idiots you have no respect for anyone including yourself because of the things you do and you poor babies are worried about being drafted probably be the best goddamn thing for you you learn some discipline you learn how to take care of your own responsibilities maybe you should bring it back

DNW
DNW

The motivations for our involvement in the Middle East are exceedingly complex and perhaps not as cut and dry as the War on Terror tropes would make it seem. I believe equally in one's obligation to die in the cause of justice and obligation to refrain from killing/being killed when conscience questions the motives for doing so.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

God bless all of the brave men and women currently serving in Iraq (and everywhere) who recently had missiles fired at them from Iran, and may soon be called to ramp up a bit.

walkintall
walkintall

Shit like this always tickles me. Every time.

Noel281
Noel281

I actually tried to join the Marine Corp and Army when I turned 18 but was denied both times because of my hearing and could not get a waiver. My father was a Marine and I wanted to follow in his footsteps but it wasn't meant to be.

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

@Hi_estComnDenomn The more I thought about this, I know how much you seek and respect my wisdom on a great many topics and being former military, I just couldn’t pass this opportunity up on sharing my wisdom to make America great again!

I believe ALL young people upon graduating the equivalent of 12th grade, be it from home school, private school, public school, prep academy, or military school, will IMMEDIATELY report to the service of their choice for a period of no less than 2 years. NO deferments, no flunking out, the only thing that will keep you from qualifying is a mental defect or serious physical handicap.

You would be taught; honor, discipline, loyalty, courage, trust, your education and skill training will be free, You can choose to be taught whatever you wish, you will NOT be allowed to wash - out of any program. You WILL stay until you graduate!

Upon graduation, you can choose to stay and start a career with life long benefits, retire early with a full pension, get another job and retire from that one with another pension!

Or, you can take what you’ve learned and advance yourself in the private sector getting the respect you deserve for having been former military, a veteran, and a person who now has the discipline to see the mission and carry it out at a different level than those around you getting you the notice of the right people in the corporate environment.

And, a good portion of your college will be paid for as well!


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