Muhammad Ali’s libertarian stance against the Vietnam War and the draft

The death of Muhmmad Ali has led to an enormous outpouring of tributes–and some critical observations because he was a “draft dodger.”   A military draft is nothing more than the government engaging in involuntary servitude, i.e., slavery.  Tom Mullen sets the record straight.

“America awoke today to the sad news that boxing legend Muhammad Ali has passed away. And while the overwhelming majority of public remembrances will be praiseworthy, there are still those who have never forgiven Ali for his refusal to comply with the military draft in the 1960s. Even his archrival, Smokin’ Joe Frazier, resorted to calling Ali a “draft dodger.”

Read the rest here.

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