Skip to comments.Rangel to reintroduce military draft measure
Posted on 01/14/2009 6:51:42 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) likely will introduce his controversial legislation to reinstate the draft again this year, but he will wait until after the economic stimulus package is passed.
Asked if he plans to introduce the legislation again in 2009, Rangel last week said, Probably yes. I dont want to do anything this early to distract from the issue of the economic stimulus.
Rangels military draft bill did create a distraction for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) soon after Democrats won control of Congress after the 2006 election.
In the wake of that historic victory, Pelosi said publicly that she did not support the draft and that the Democratic leadership would not back Rangels legislation. She also said Rangels legislation was not about reinstating the draft but was instead a way to make a point about social inequality.
Reintroducing the military draft bill, which would attract media attention, will be trickier for Rangel in 2009 than it was a couple years ago because the Ways and Means Committee chairman is now under investigation by the House ethics committee.
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Introduced by a democrat, rammed through both houses by democrats, signed into law by a democrat.
Blamed on republicans.
Rangel is a idiot.
Rangel’s jackassery knows no bounds!
YEP....and I will CROW LOUDLY to any DEM about the DEMOCRATS re-instituting the DRAFT.....IT will NOT be blamed on the Repulicans...
THAT SON OF A BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You learn well....
....yes!....bring back the draft....only this time no student deferrments, no marriage exemptions and no concientious objectors.
With twice as many Americans being killed on Obama’s train stop (Baltimore) than in Iraq the last few months, can the extra troops be sent there?
Send Rangel to Iraq, or better Chi Com Land. They would not put up with him 10 minutes.
Well we are gonna need them to apply the proper level of control as the middle class disappears.
Hmmmm, national manditory service.
On the other hand, why not conscript the entire population?
Rangel has the wrong draft bill. The Messiah would like to draft young people into community organizing as a requirement for high school graduation.
Rangel... you pay your late taxes yet fool?
They are not interested in supplying the military, only re-instating Involuntary Servitude to the Government.
Gentlemen, this is about control. This is already and undeclared War.
How do you like our “new direction” so far?
The Dems are on course for election destruction in 2010.
“Alpha! Omega! Alpha! Omega! Alpha! Omega! Because of Obama I will be drafted and love it! Because of Obama I will wear my National Socialist uniform with honor! Because of Obama I will join the U.N. Army and fight against Israel! Alpha! Omega!”
More social engineering from the Democrats. The military is against this for good reason.