What is a draft?

“The most immoral contradiction—in the chaos of today’s anti-ideological groups—is that of the so-called “conservatives,” who posture as defenders of individual rights, particularly property rights, but uphold and advocate the draft. By what infernal evasion can they hope to justify the proposition that creatures who have no right to life, have the right to a bank account? A slightly higher—though not much higher—rung of hell should be reserved for those “liberals” who claim that man has the “right” to economic security, public housing, medical care, education, recreation, but no right to life, or: that man has the right to livelihood, but not to life.” — AYN RAND “The Wreckage of the Consensus” Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal 226

“[T]he most fundamental objection to draft registration is moral….[A] draft or draft registration destroys the very values that our society is committed to defending.”– RONALD REAGAN, Former President of the U.S.


A draft is where the government uses the police to force peaceful citizens to fight in (and die in) wars that the citizens do not agree with. The proper name for such a hideous concept is slavery.

Does capitalism support the draft?

No. Under capitalism, any form of “drafting” is illegal. Under capitalism, no government can initiate a war against other countries, by forcing its citizens to fight or pay for such a war. 

In a capitalist country, there is no draft, in which governments can force their citizens to fight wars — since they are prohibited from initiating force against their citizens — and by extension citizens of other countries.

What will a capitalist country do if it is attacked?

If a capitalist country is attacked it will retaliate and defend itself using the most powerful kind of army possible: a volunteer army of free men who wish to live their lives as free-men and not as slaves.

Comments veteran Nicholas Provenzo:

“There’s an old saying in the Marine Corps that one volunteer is worth ten impressed men–a righteous cause and effective leadership does more to compel men to act in defense of their freedom than a draft board. Military commanders know this, and they understand that a military draft will lessen standards, destroy morale and make it harder to defend America, not easier.”

“…Yes, we have a host of threats and challenges arrayed against us. We do not answer them by betraying our core values or sacrificing our freedom. It will take men and women of substance to successfully build our communities and defend our nation. Such men and women will not be found by a draft board.”