Ep. 97: Resisting Leviathan, with Nicholas Mosvick

Anthony interviews Nicholas Mosvick to discuss the issue of conscription during the Civil War and its’ lasting impact.

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Anthony interviews Nicholas Mosvick to discuss the issue of conscription during the Civil War and its’ lasting impact. During the time of the Civil War, conscription was certainly a strain on constitutional authority. Originally a state power to force citizens into fighting, but by the summer of 1862 the Union was growing desperate for manpower & volunteerism was on the decline.

What is conscription? Did it change the outcome of the Civil War? Is conscription an abuse of federal power? What is habeas corpus? Who were the War Democrats during the Civil War? Could there be a military draft at any time? Is the all-male draft style constitutional?

Further Reading:

Should women be required to register for the draft? Commission likely to recommend big changes, written by Gregory Korte

The Draft Should Be Left Out in the Cold, written by James Jay Carafano

Related Content:

Abelman’s Shadow: State Struggles over Habeas Corpus, written by Nicholas Mosvick

Garrison on the Civil War and Conscription, written by George H. Smith

Conscription: The Means of Interventionism, written by Justin Raimondo