Judge Cites ‘Right of Battle’ in Sentencing Conscientious Objector

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June 16, 1942, Command to Fight
June 16, 1942:  Robert Lee Allen is sentenced to five years in federal prison for refusing to enlist in the Army. Judge Jeremiah Neter, 80, noted that Allen had not used the available provisions to file for conscientious objector status and noted “the right of battle taught all through the Bible.”

Simons Drive In at Washington and Grand, and Sunset and Highland is hiring cooks, waitresses and car hops.

Paul Whiteman will be performing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Shrine Auditorium in a program with Bing Crosby, Harry James, the Kings Men and Dinah Shore.

June 16, 1942, Help Wanted

June 16, 1942, Paul Whiteman

June 16, 1942, Command to Fight

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One Response to Judge Cites ‘Right of Battle’ in Sentencing Conscientious Objector

  1. Wow! A long-ago cautionary example of why religion and government make such a putrid mix. They’re not only bad bedfellows, they do perverted stuff there. But the youth of the irreligious ’60s got it right: you own your own body, to do with what you please, and the Government doesn’t. And so, a few decades ago, military conscription fell by the wayside and ended up in the junkyard of unloved authoritarian edicts. For the time being, anyhow.

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