WRITING #27 “UNITY” Public Sculpture 1
WRITING #27 “UNITY” Public Sculpture 1 “Everyone one of us is part of that jewel that hangs in space; we are all connected — don’t pretend we are not…” Mister Rogers I am a conscientious objector. While the United States does not require military service, all males, once 18-years old, are required to register with the Federal Government to expedite a draft, should conditions warrant one. Despite my personal belief in non-violent conflict resolution, this is law. Not registering is a Felony with significant fines and up to 5 years imprisonment. Claiming one’s self as a “C.O.” cannot be done on a last minute whim. Should an individual be challenged in court, the C.O. must provide a documentation and a personal history of one’s belief system…a file of sorts.