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Playing the Blues

Written & Illustrated by Maximilian A. QuĂŠripel




Half way round the globe

He’d promised to tell the wife of his friend if anything happened.

He played the blues.

He still had hope.

The young grew up to know the joy the man once had.

“A compulsory draft is far more typical of totalitarian nations than of democratic nations. The theory behind it leads directly to totalitarianism. It is absolutely opposed to the principles of individual liberty which have always been considered a part of American democracy.” — Senator Robert A. Taft, August 14, 1940

Playing the Blues  

An illustrated statement about the draft.