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Larger context for LACK in Corpus USbrown_UKbncw/US_brown.txt

The possibility of recall into the Army is part of the price that a modern American has to pay for the enviable heritage of liberty which he enjoys.
With this no loyal citizen can quarrel.
However, it seems axiomatic that the government has an obligation "to exercise its mandate reasonably, equitably and with full regard for the disruptions which it inevitably causes".
In my own case, I submit that such reasonable and fair exercise is woefully lacking.
Taken back into the Army now as an Sp 4, I am leaving 110 college students whose teacher I am.
(A wry sidelight on this is that most of my students have deferments from the draft in order to attend my classes.)
At this late date, it is impossible for St Michael's College to find a suitable replacement for me.
Even apart from the fact that now at the age of 31 my personal life is being totally disrupted for the second time for no very compelling reason- I cannot help looking around at the black leather jacket brigades standing idly on the street corners and in the taverns of every American city and asking myself if our society has gone mad.

In news broadcasts I consistently hear the foreign volunteers fighting in the Katanga Army referred to as mercenaries.
This confuses me no end.