Skip to comments.Democrat: Let's have mandatory national service
Posted on 07/27/2010 7:13:58 PM PDT by Man50D
A bill introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., would reinstate a compulsory military draft during war time and require U.S. citizens not selected for military duty to perform a "national service obligation" as defined by President Obama for a minimum of two years.
Rangel introduced the Universal National Service Act, or H.R. 5741 on July 15. The measure was referred to the House Armed Services' Subcommittee on Military Personnel on July 23.
Rangel introduced similar bills in 2003, 2006 and 2007. His current bill does not have a co-sponsor.
Rangel took to the floor of the House to reintroduce HR 5741, stating, "I have introduced legislation to reinstate the draft and to make it permanent during time of war. It is HR 5741, and what this does is to make everyone between the ages of 18 and 42 whether they're men or women, whether they're straight or gay to have the opportunity to defend this great country whenever the president truly believes that our national security is threatened."
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Psst. Rangel: That’s what they called “slavery” in the old days.
Ah, the party of civil liberties...
Well hell. Given this guy’s future occupation, perhaps he wants people to help with breaking rocks in a prison yard.
Rangel, you no got better things to do?
My national service is to make sure my family doesn’t have to depend on WELFARE!
Let’s have mandatory term limits.
National Service... sacking Washington DC ??
Hey, Charlie! You first!
You can serve two years in jail, ya crook!
Rangel can get the ball rolling on his mandatory national service proposal by paying his taxes.
Like so many of his ilk, Rangel beats a dead horse. The draft was ended in 1973.
Any black (or white) who joined the service over the past 37 yrs volunteered.
Total lunacy. Our armed forces are around 1.5 million now, and there are around 4 million kids in each grade of school (minus dropouts). So, this fool wants four million new adults each year to sign up for two years of military service or some sort of 'national service'. We'd always have eight million young people signed up for national service at any given time, and just what would they do?
This would be the biggest waste of time in money in all human history.
Maybe way off subject but I feared something like this when some schools started mandating SSL or student service learning (what my son calls socialist slave labor). 75 hours donated to service or you don’t graduate from high school. Maryland’s state schools actually require more if you plan on going to a state university so it is more like 400 ssl hours. If they force kids to “volunteer” than it is only a matter of time till everyone is “volunteering”. Just a thought
Maybe Rangel can perform his national service as part of a work release program.
“We’d always have eight million young people signed up for national service at any given time, and just what would they do?”
March in single-file, and tell everyone what Obama has done for them.
I have penciled in time to worry about this on Wednesdays between 1:04:00 and 1:04:01 pm.
“...and require U.S. citizens not selected for military duty to perform a “national service obligation” as defined by President Obama for a minimum of two years.”
The potatoes at Collective Farm #37 will not pick themselves, comrades!
/sarc....or is it? :-)
Let’s just try to take the spotlight off of Rangel’s ethics charges, eh?
Serious constitutional problems here. The constitution provides for raising a military but it also prohibits involuntary servitude. I don’t see how you can eqaute the constitutionally approved draft with just conscripting people off the street against their will for whatever work project fulfills the whim of the politicians du jour.