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.