How are you? I heard you graduated school and just had a birthday...... Happy 19th Birthday :)! Your mom is getting you a heart felt present, but she said not to say anymore about it. I hope you can come to grandmas' place for a family get together soon.
I found out the reason why you have to go Formosa, its because Trumen promised Taiwan that if they ever got attacked by the Peoples Republic of China our country would set out and go there to help. Just make sure you stay safe if you go. I dont think you should go though because war is pointless but its your choice not mine and i will support your choice because you're family.
Mahatma Gandhi believed in passive resistance which is to nonviolently ignore or not to practice something. Gandhi was anti-war never fought, he didnt like war at all, I don't think war goes anywhere and you should try doing things like Gandhi, but again its your decision.
Henry Thoreau fought for civil disobedience by never provoking retalition or any sort of violence against your draft if you're unwilling to go.
Leo Tolstoy was drafted in the army for the Russians, he came back and relized it was wrong; I think and hope if you did go to war you will relize its not worth it and its wrong.
Martin Luther King Jr. belived in change and to ignore the hate and disrespect for others and treat everyone equal, I think Taiwan and Red China need to settle their differances and get along that way you don't have to be drafted out under conscription.
I believe that war is wrong because you just fight or die for different beliefs, but you have the right to choose whether you want to go or not it's your choice, no one else has that right to tell you what you should do. So whatever your choice is I'll back you up on it and support you, you're family and I don't like when people judge, I just think if you go you're gonna dislike it.
Hope to see you soon,