Monday, November 20, 2006

Guess Who Wants to Draft You?

Hint: It isn't George Bush.

No, if you want to find support for the draft you have to look to a Democrat.

Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel, who is set to head the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, has announced that he wants everyone in America to be forced into compulsory national service for two years.
WASHINGTON - Americans would have to sign up for a new military draft after turning 18 under a bill the incoming chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee says he will introduce next year.

Rep. Charles Rangel D-N.Y., said Sunday he sees his idea as a way to deter politicians from launching wars. . . . .

He said having a draft would not necessarily mean everyone called to duty would have to serve. Instead, "young people (would) commit themselves to a couple of years in service to this great republic, whether it's our seaports, our airports, in schools, in hospitals," with a promise of educational benefits at the end of service.

Now, does Charles Rangel actually want all of America's youth serving in the military? Is there some national security emergency that Rangel wants to address?

No! His whole idea is to take all of America's youth hostage and occupy them with whatever busywork the government can concoct (schools! seaports!) to achieve a political objective. He just wants to co-opt all the time of America's young adults to serve his political aims.

This is literally a call for involuntary servitude -- slavery if you will.

It rubs me so far the wrong way that I can't even begin to tell you.

I've written more here.

For other reaction, check out Michelle Malkin, Don Surber, Gateway Pundit, Blogmeister USA, ScrappleFace, Public Figures. . . Beware, Hot Air, and Nasty Brutish & Short


Dr. Melissa said...

I'm actually for mandatory training, if it teaches the youngin's to be true soldiers and doesn't turn out ot be some Liberal's propoganda program.

There are a couple reasons: 1) our kids are big babies 2) they don't know jack about history and need some context 3) the burdern of protecting our country should fall on everyone.

Charlie Rangel is a putz. This is a political shot. It would be nice if these people were ever serious.

Antoinette said...

I have often looked at the 20something young men I know and thought how much THEY need the army. The problem is the army most certainly does not need them. My sullen, narcisstic, ignorant nephew who likes to make prounoucments on the greatness of Marxism wouldn't help us win wars, he and his ilk would be the reason we lose wars. Best to leave the military in the hands of those who want to be there. God bless them all.