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Rangel to reintroduce military draft measure
thehill.com ^ | January 14, 2009 | Susan Crabtree

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 don’t want to do anything this early to distract from the issue of the economic stimulus.”

Rangel’s 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 Rangel’s legislation. She also said Rangel’s 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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KEYWORDS: 111th; bhodod; cicobama; conscription; pelosi; rangel
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1 posted on 01/14/2009 6:51:42 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Introduced by a democrat, rammed through both houses by democrats, signed into law by a democrat.

Blamed on republicans.


2 posted on 01/14/2009 6:53:39 PM PST by null and void (Hey 0bama, now that you've caught the car, what are you going to do with it, hmmm?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rangel is a idiot.


3 posted on 01/14/2009 6:54:35 PM PST by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches - hard to get rid of.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rangel’s jackassery knows no bounds!


4 posted on 01/14/2009 6:54:55 PM PST by NeoConfederate
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To: Free ThinkerNY

YEP....and I will CROW LOUDLY to any DEM about the DEMOCRATS re-instituting the DRAFT.....IT will NOT be blamed on the Repulicans...


5 posted on 01/14/2009 6:55:07 PM PST by goodnesswins (Tell the truth - GOEBBELIZATION (propaganda) is what many voters suffer from.....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

THAT SON OF A BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


6 posted on 01/14/2009 6:55:48 PM PST by WellyP
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To: null and void

You learn well....


7 posted on 01/14/2009 6:56:01 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Free ThinkerNY

....yes!....bring back the draft....only this time no student deferrments, no marriage exemptions and no concientious objectors.


8 posted on 01/14/2009 6:56:35 PM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: null and void

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?


9 posted on 01/14/2009 6:56:50 PM PST by icwhatudo
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To: golfisnr1

Send Rangel to Iraq, or better Chi Com Land. They would not put up with him 10 minutes.


10 posted on 01/14/2009 6:57:00 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well we are gonna need them to apply the proper level of control as the middle class disappears.


11 posted on 01/14/2009 6:57:43 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hmmmm, national manditory service.

On the other hand, why not conscript the entire population?


12 posted on 01/14/2009 6:57:43 PM PST by correctthought (Hippies, want to change the world, but all they ever do is smoke pot and smell bad)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rangel has the wrong draft bill. The Messiah would like to draft young people into community organizing as a requirement for high school graduation.


13 posted on 01/14/2009 6:58:23 PM PST by yongin
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rangel... you pay your late taxes yet fool?


14 posted on 01/14/2009 6:58:48 PM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
LMAO @ RATS. I knew he would do this since the pickle dancers get to
out themselves without retribution. That, and many who will not reenlist
under Zero'a administration.
15 posted on 01/14/2009 6:59:11 PM PST by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: golfisnr1

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.


16 posted on 01/14/2009 6:59:19 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How do you like our “new direction” so far?


17 posted on 01/14/2009 6:59:55 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (CIA Director!....So easy, a caveman can do it!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Dems are on course for election destruction in 2010.


18 posted on 01/14/2009 7:01:39 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“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!”


19 posted on 01/14/2009 7:01:50 PM PST by deannadurbin
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To: Free ThinkerNY

More social engineering from the Democrats. The military is against this for good reason.


20 posted on 01/14/2009 7:02:15 PM PST by csmusaret (Call any Congresscritter at 1-877-762-8762. Tell them what you think.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You just can’t bring out a good anti war protest crowd without a draft.


21 posted on 01/14/2009 7:04:27 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey young people, here is some change for you.

Now a-ten-hut you maggots who voted for 0bama.


22 posted on 01/14/2009 7:05:06 PM PST by A message
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To: Texas Fossil
This is already an undeclared War.

There are a lot of Freepers who don't believe that.

Either that or they have no compunction to fragging our own troops.

23 posted on 01/14/2009 7:06:08 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousnad years.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Draft da homos!!!


24 posted on 01/14/2009 7:09:51 PM PST by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet!)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Any threat to this Nation or the Constitution on which it is established is Treason against the citizens of the United States of America.

You need not have a law degree or be a Judge to understand that.


25 posted on 01/14/2009 7:10:20 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: correctthought
Hmmmm, national manditory service.
On the other hand, why not conscript the entire population?


Why is Jimmah "Malaise" Carter....Barack Husein "Red Messiah" 0Bambi, Is about to replace him as "the Worst President in History".



"Troika / Footstool of Liberalism...Corruption, Nationalization & Propaganda" Rush Limbaugh
“Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P.J.O’Rourke

26 posted on 01/14/2009 7:14:59 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (just b/c you're paranoid, doesn't mean "they" aren't out to get you.. :^)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Elections matter, People!

And just remember this: Rangel did this before. He introduced it...THEN HE VOTED AGAINST IT!

27 posted on 01/14/2009 7:16:33 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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Whats Rangle’s Angle?

Well, as soon as you have a draft you have moral grounds to object to a war as was made precedent with Vietnam.


28 posted on 01/14/2009 7:17:37 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could be Farts)
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To: goodnesswins
Have to agree with you there. Rangel previously tried the same thing during the Bush Administration. If he succeeds now who will they blame?
29 posted on 01/14/2009 7:17:53 PM PST by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: null and void

Introduced by a democrat, rammed through both houses by democrats, signed into law by a democrat.

Point of order: This would be a draft measure that was signed into law by someone WHO NEVER SERVED IN THE MILITARY but now wants us all to serve our communities for free. At least Rangel served in the army, more than we can say for O’Vomit.


30 posted on 01/14/2009 7:18:20 PM PST by VideoPaul
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To: Free ThinkerNY

31 posted on 01/14/2009 7:19:37 PM PST by maggief
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To: Texas Fossil

Yea,he’d last about as long as it took to put the proper knot on the end of a rope.


32 posted on 01/14/2009 7:21:06 PM PST by Farmer Dean (168 grains of instant conflict resolution)
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To: VideoPaul

Why would a Kenyan national serve in the US military?


33 posted on 01/14/2009 7:22:07 PM PST by null and void (Hey 0bama, now that you've caught the car, what are you going to do with it, hmmm?)
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To: MaxMax

“pickle dancers”

Hmmm, never heard that one before. Guess I’ll add it to my list of colorful epithets for residents of the Castro...


34 posted on 01/14/2009 7:22:16 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I figure the odds be fifty-fifty I just might have somethin' to say)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Rangel's the idiot black racist who tries to get us to believe that black take on an inordiante amount of service in the military because thay are oppressed by "whitey" (essentially, this is what he is trying to get us to believe).

The TRUTH is that it is WHITES that serve (VOLUNTEER) in the VAST MAJORITY of no-sh*t, rubber-meets-the-road combat positions/MOS's - where one is most likely to die in ultimate service to their country.

The truth is, that black enlistments have gone DOWN since it became quite clear that one could ACTUALLY get kille or maimed in combat in Iraq, while the same is not true of white enlistments into combat MOS's.

The irony is that, if this goofball racist's (Rangel) draft bill passes, then his fellow blacks may be FORCED to serve in units and locations where they be more likely to die.

Something MOST of them would have NEVER volunteered for.

35 posted on 01/14/2009 7:23:38 PM PST by DocH (Keep your powder dry and keep it in the black, fellow freedom-loving Patriots)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

These idiots will probably employ the same device FDR did to solve the economic problems government/Democrats helped to create back in the 30s: A nifty WAR.

Just as before, it will require millions of warm bodies.


36 posted on 01/14/2009 7:27:05 PM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: STONEWALLS

Any draft is a stupid idea. If the people won’t volunteer to fight, then the war isn’t worth fighting.


37 posted on 01/14/2009 7:31:11 PM PST by smallbiz (Democrat Party = Alexander Tyler Party)
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To: null and void

This has nothing to do with military service....and is only about power....


38 posted on 01/14/2009 7:34:25 PM PST by mo
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To: mylife

“Whats Rangle’s Angle?”

...he was in the Korean War when American men from all walks of life were in the Army...it’s a better for the country when rich and poor alike have to shoulder the burden....we’re at the beginning of a very long war...Islam will keep coming.


39 posted on 01/14/2009 7:35:15 PM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: Free ThinkerNY
He;’s had this in his back pocket for years - never made a secret of it.

Now I wonder how all those young people feel about their choice of the obamination - he'll be taking choice away from them right quick

40 posted on 01/14/2009 7:36:15 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Can anyone think of a better way for Obama to create his 4 million new jobs?


41 posted on 01/14/2009 7:39:45 PM PST by politicket (Barack Obama - "Chains we can believe in")
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To: FlingWingFlyer

>>How do you like our “new direction” so far?<<

He’s not even in the White House yet. Weeez in fur sum truble.


42 posted on 01/14/2009 7:40:13 PM PST by unkus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The only thing Rangel should be able to introduce is himself to his cell mate.


43 posted on 01/14/2009 7:42:55 PM PST by Graybeard58
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To: smallbiz

“Any draft is a stupid idea. If the people won’t volunteer to fight, then the war isn’t worth fighting.”

...you might be typing in Japanese or German tonight had my father’s generation felt that way....in WWII there were 7 draft registrations including one for men 45-64 years of age.


44 posted on 01/14/2009 7:44:04 PM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: STONEWALLS

So you agree with this?


45 posted on 01/14/2009 7:45:12 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: STONEWALLS
yes!....bring back the draft....only this time no student deferrments, no marriage exemptions and no concientious objectors.

Not only that. This time around women will have to be eligible. If not , you can be sure there will be a lawsuit brought. They are serving now in combat areas. There is no reason to exempt women anymore.

46 posted on 01/14/2009 7:58:47 PM PST by TheCipher
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To: randomhero97

“So you agree with this?”

....yes I do....it’s better for the country, and the Army for all classes of society share in the sacrifice....and make no mistake, what’s coming will be known as The Long War.


47 posted on 01/14/2009 7:58:52 PM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: TheCipher

“There is no reason to exempt women anymore.”

......I undertand your position from a fairness standpoint, but I really hate what’s happened with women getting killed and maimed in the service....it’s a shameful reflection on American manhood.


48 posted on 01/14/2009 8:05:31 PM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: Free ThinkerNY

how dare he force our fat, lazy, uninspired kids into a great career with a lucrative bonus?


49 posted on 01/14/2009 8:08:11 PM PST by GodfearingTexan
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To: STONEWALLS

Wow, you sure you’re on the right Site? Are you going to serve or are you one of those keyboard generals who has no problem as long as it’s someone else’s ass on the line. I would never serve under this charlatan in chief or ask anyone else to do so.


50 posted on 01/14/2009 8:09:01 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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