Skip to comments.RANGEL PROPOSES BILLS TO REINSTATE DRAFT, REQUIRE WOMEN TO SIGN UP
Posted on 02/17/2013 11:15:47 AM PST by traumer
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) wants to bring back the military draft and require women to register for the Selective Service. On Friday, Rangel reintroduced the so-called draft bill, known officially as The National Universal Service Act (H.R. 747), and The All American Selective Service Act (H.R. 748), which would require all women between 18 and 25 to register.
"Now that women can serve in combat they should register for the Selective Service alongside their male counterparts," Rangel said in a statement. "Reinstating the draft and requiring women to register for the Selective Service would compel the American public to have a stake in the wars we fight as a nation. We must question why and how we go to war, and who decides to send our men and women into harm's way." Rangel said if Americas young women were forced to fight, citizens would be more reticent to go to war.
"I served in Korea, and understand that sometimes war is inevitable," said Rangel. "However military engagement should be our last resort. If we must go to war, every American should be compelled to stop and think twice about whether it is worth sending our brothers and sisters, and sons and daughters to fight."
Rangel has been a longstanding proponent of bring back the draft. "Currently less than one percent of America's population is unfairly shouldering the burden of war," he explained.
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This has always been the intent of the Democrats. The goal is to make the military another arm of the Democratic party.
Muslims will balk and refuse to register because their allegiance is first to Islam and NOT to America.
RATS will relent and give the ROP a pass.
Great idea. Would love to see this play out.
Wuz you in one of those black battalions that went over to the enemy?
Rangel is nothing if not consistent. He’s been trying to reinstate the draft pretty much his entire congressional career. Always under the guise that a lack of opportunities force blacks to join the military in higher numbers than their percentage of the population. Funny thing is, in today’s Obamaconomy, the military is a pretty damn good job!
Those evil republicans!
They’ve already done a pretty good job twisting the top officers, i.e. Joint Chiefs and top commanders to authorize what was unthinkable not long ago. Over the course of just ONE Administration, within the military it is now OK to be openly gay, and it’s OK to have women in combat. Not bad for a POTUS who loathes the military. And a disgrace to those who hold high positions which were more important to them than the future of the services or the country.
And I was in NAAM.......
Remeber I said I’d bookmark this discussion: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2982786/posts
I figured 6 months from then...it didn’t even take them that long to start talking about a draft...
Amazing. I wonder why Rangel is so pro-draft?
I was speaking of RANGEL. I doubt you were old enough for Korea.
I was in Thailand and Okinawa myself in 1968 & 69.
He certainly has been consistent. When the economy was doing well, circa, 2001-2008, he advocated for a draft. While the all-volunteer force was at reenlistment highs, he advocated for the draft. I suspect his agenda is to return to the 60s when white privilege meant minorities disproportionately were drafted, i.e., a grievance.
Charlie needs to concentrate on paying his fair share.
Go Charlie go. You liberals now go tell those screaming mothers that their 18 year old daughter must register and die for her country if need be!! And if those little girls refuse they must go to prison.This is why we defeated the ERA but they just go around it. Putting women in combat is absurd beyond insane but equal means equal— men die— women die too.Let’s go girls— get on the bus.
They wanted equality, now let them prove it.
OMG imagine the constituency of this d0uchebag.
America’s future is grim.
And whose side were you on, Charlie? The NorKs or the Chicoms?
ALL women should have to register. Men have had to register for some time. It’s time for women, ALL women, to catch up and truly be equal. And no exemptions for pregnancy and children. “If Uncle Sam wanted you to have a child, he would have issued you one.” You got the vote ladies, and you keep electing these Democrats. Now it’s time for the rest of your civics lesson. Women can take a bullet to the head just as easily as a man can. Put on your blue cords, girls! Come and join the Infantry!