"After all, it was 1968, and guys were burning draft cards, and Canada was just a boat ride away."

Draft Card Burning, 1967
Creative Commons AttributionDraft Card Burning, 1967 - Credit: Universal News

During the Vietnam war, many anti-war demonstators burned their draft cards in public. In no other US war has the disapproval rating been so high. Those who did not want to be drafted into the army often fled to Canada.