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  • GOP blocks provision to require women to register for draft

    05/17/2016 11:11:35 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 112 replies
    Fairfield Citizen ^ | 5-17-16 | Richard Lardner
    Buckling under conservative pressure, the Republican-led House Rules Committee pulled a legislative sleight of hand and stripped a provision from the annual defense policy bill that would have required women between the ages of 18 and 25 to sign up for a military draft. The committee's chairman, Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, said in a statement Tuesday the action was taken to prevent what he called a "reckless policy" from moving forward without closer study of its impact. "I have the utmost respect and deepest appreciation for the young women who bravely volunteer to serve our country, but I am adamantly...
  • John McCain Slips in Provision to Draft Women in Defense Bill [With Updates]

    05/13/2016 8:32:22 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 132 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | May 12, 2016 | Daniel Horowitz
    Pregnant, female, Navy SEALs was something many of us used to joke about as a way of exaggerating the absurd social engineering in the military. Yet, placing women in special operations and direct combat units has now become a reality under the Obama-led Pentagon. Sadly, not only have Republicans like John McCain refused to use their perches on the Armed Services Committees in the House and Senate to block this social engineering, they are now codifying it with a provision that could lead to a mandatory draft of all women. Earlier this week, I noted that the final House version...
  • Christie, Bush, Rubio open to conscripting women into combat; Cruz says it's 'nuts'

    02/09/2016 8:40:49 AM PST · by Antoninus · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/7/16 | TIMOTHY P. CARNEY
    Currently, there is no military draft in the U.S. But there is "selective service," an odd requirement that all U.S. males, at 18 years old, register for -- what, exactly? Basically, it's a way to make it very easy to reinstate the draft. The U.S. military is currently planning to scrap all limits on placing women in combat roles (the current limits do not keep women totally out of combat). So the logical next question is: Should women be as subject to drafting as men? Should women have to register for selective service? That was Martha Raddatz's question in Saturday...
  • Ted Cruz: Making U.S. women eligible to be drafted is 'nuts'

    02/07/2016 6:50:58 PM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 93 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/7/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    Peterborough, New Hampshire (CNN)Ted Cruz told a New Hampshire audience Sunday that requiring women to sign up for the draft is "nuts," breaking with the views of several Republican presidential rivals. Two days before the New Hampshire primary Cruz veered off his stump speech to blast his GOP competitors on the issue, which came up at the ABC debate Saturday. Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie all said or suggested they'd support women being required to enroll in Selective Service and be eligible for the draft, since female service members can now serve in combat roles. Cruz was not...
  • Cruz Says Drafting Women 'Doesn't Make Any Sense'

    02/07/2016 12:59:24 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 70 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 7, 2015 | Michael Warren
    Full Title: Cruz Says Drafting Women 'Doesn't Make Any Sense' and Cruz called America's enemies, not its soldiers, "psychopaths." Peterborough, N.H.- Ted Cruz came out against requiring 18-year-old women to register for the Selective Service and the possibility of being drafted into the military. At a campaign event here Sunday afternoon, Cruz responded to some of his rivals, like Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, who said in Saturday's debate that women should have to register. "It was striking that three different people on that stage came out in support of drafting women into combat in the military," Cruz said. "I...
  • Cruz: Drafting women is 'nuts'

    02/07/2016 2:23:04 PM PST · by Isara · 170 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/07/16 | Katie Glueck
    PETERBOROUGH, N.H.-Ted Cruz on Sunday said he opposes requiring women to register for a potential draft, breaking with Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, all of whom indicated support for opening up the Selective Service to women during Saturday night's debate. "I have to admit, as I was sitting there listening to that conversation, my reaction was, 'Are you guys nuts?'" Cruz said Sunday, speaking at a town hall here. "Listen, we have had enough with political correctness, especially in the military. Political correctness is dangerous. And the idea that we would draft our daughters to forcibly bring them...
  • Our Christian Daughters Potentially Subject to Selective Service Registration

    02/06/2016 4:36:00 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 68 replies
    Bible-Literalist Writings ^ | February 3, 2016 | Robert E. Patenaude, Th.D.
    An Open Letter to Independent Baptist Pastors in the Indiana 9th Congressional District. February 3, 2016 (Revised) Our Christian Daughters Potentially Subject to Selective Service Registration Dear Pastors: At some point you will have to develop a genuine conviction from the Scriptures on issues related to (1) Christian women serving in the Armed Forces; (2) Christian women serving in combat roles; (3) Christian women being required by federal law to register for Selective Service (register for the draft). American women have pushed their “rights” to serve in military functions alongside men, including in combat roles, to the point that now...
  • Ex-generals: Bring back conscription (Germany)

    03/26/2014 9:05:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies ^ | 25 Mar 2014 10:29 GMT+01:00
    Mounting tension in the Crimea is prompting calls for compulsory military service to be reintroduced in Germany. A number of German ex-generals have raised fears over the nations military strength should it be drawn into a NATO-led conflict. We need compulsory military service. There is no other way for Germany to guarantee national defense within the [NATO] mutual defense alliance, retired NATO general Egon Ramms told Bild newspaper. [It certainly cant be done] on a voluntary basis. Ramms was commander of the Allied Joint Forces Command between 2007 and 2010, one of the highest-ranking positions in the NATO alliance.
  • Israel passes law to conscript ultra-Orthodox Jews into military

    03/12/2014 2:29:15 PM PDT · by Theoria · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 12 Mar 2014 | AP
    Law passed in Knesset on Wednesday will require army to conscript increasing number of ultra-Orthodox Jews each year Israeli lawmakers passed a contentious law on Wednesday meant to draft ultra-Orthodox Jews into the military the culmination of a drive for reforms that has resulted in mass protests by the religious community in Israel and beyond. The issue of conscription of the ultra-Orthodox is at the heart of a cultural war in Israel. The matter featured prominently in elections last year that led to the establishment of the centre-right government, which has pushed for the legislation. Wednesday's vote passed 67-1...
  • Drafting Docs: Obamacares next logical step -- Doctor conscription.

    12/05/2013 8:40:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind
    National Review ^ | 12/05/2013 | Kevin Williamson
    Not the only interesting result here — Gallup’s also picking up the trend of millennials abandoning The One — but after so much post-election heavy breathing about his advantage with Latinos and how the GOP can win them back, it’s obviously the showstopper.Second look at congressional gridlock on immigration reform?The glass-half-full read: This is proof positive that Democrats do not, in fact, own the Latino vote. They can blow it, and to some extent may already have. But then, we already knew that from previous Gallup polls. Back in August, they noted that O’s job approval among Latinos was conspicuously...
  • Save America: Restore the draft

    12/02/2013 3:20:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 29, 2013 | Dana Milbank
    At this time of Thanksgiving, Im grateful for the U.S. military not just for the usual reason that it protects us from our foes but also because it has the potential to save us from ourselves. As I make my rounds each day in the capital, chronicling our leaders plentiful foibles, failings, screw-ups, inanities, outrages and overall dysfunction, Im often asked if theres anything that could clean up the mess. My usual answer is a shrug and an admission that theres no silver bullet. There are many possibilities campaign spending limits, term limits, nonpartisan primaries, nonpartisan redistricting, a...
  • Norway to Draft Women Into Armed Forces

    06/19/2013 10:27:41 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 51 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 16, 2013, 5:14 p.m | ELLEN EMMERENTZE JERVELL
    The small Scandinavian nation said it would be the first nation in NATO to draft females into military service after decades of confining its conscription activities to men. "We are sending a signal that, once again, Norway's thinking ahead when it comes to equality, Norway's foreign minister, Espen Barth Eide said in an interview Sunday, two days after the parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new law mandating the drafting of women. About 10% of Norway's military is currently female, but the goal is to take the number to 20% by 2020. Norway has long considered itself a forerunner...
  • Haredim advised to emigrate from Israel

    05/13/2013 4:49:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth News ^ | 05.13.13, 14:10 | Moshe Heller
    Dozens of copies of a booklet calling on ultra-Orthodox Jews to emigrate from Israel were handed out last week near the main synagogue in Jerusalems Mea Shearim neighborhood, on the backdrop of the battle between Israels haredi and secular publics over the attempt to draft yeshiva students to the Israel Defense Forces and introduce core subjects into haredi schools curriculum. Although the booklet was written about 15 years ago by Rabbi Moshe Dov Beck of the extreme Eda Haredit faction, it was handed out once again this week in light of the haredi draft issue, which has reached the High...
  • Morning Joe panel: Second look at instituting a public-service draft for young Americans?

    02/15/2013 3:57:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 15, 2013 | Allahpundi
    This ones long but stick with it. The good stuff doesnt start happening until after were treated to the thousandth iteration of Charlie Rangels master plan to end war as we know it by reinstituting a military draft which virtually no one supports and which Congress will never again feel safe voting for. A draft which, incidentally, he thinks should now include women: 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...
  • MK Ariel: Draft Evaders won't Face Criminal Charges

    02/09/2013 1:19:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/2/13 | Gil Ronen
    MK Uri Ariel, the head of Bayit Yehudi's coalition negotiations team, said in an interview published Friday that the hareidi leadership is sowing unnecessary panic regarding the plans to enlist hareidi men to the military and national service. Ariel told hareidi newspaper Hamevaser that Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid Bayit Yehudi's prospective partner in the coalition, which insists on toughening up laws regarding hareidi enlistment is not against allowing Torah students to be exempted from service. "He is not trying to close down the yeshivas," explained Ariel. "He recognizes the Torah students. There is an argument about numbers,...
  • MK: Want to Enlist Hareidim? Enlist Arabs, Too

    02/06/2013 5:43:45 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/2/13 | Maayana Miskin
    Equal share in the burden of army enlistment is meaningless if it does not include Arab citizens, representatives from the hareidi-religious Yahadut Hatorah (United Torah Judaism) party argued Tuesday evening in a meeting with Likud Beytenu. If there is equality then let it be true equality. Why is the hareidi population under pressure while the Arabs are outside the debate completely? challenged MK Moshe Gafni, who was quoted by the hareidi paper Hamevaser. MK Meir Porush argued that the state has not historically been eager to enlist even those hareidi men who were eligible for mandatory service. According to...
  • Push for all younger women to register with Selective Service gaining steam

    01/29/2013 7:12:33 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 68 replies ^ | January 29, 2013 | Bill Briggs
    adies, for the first time ever, Uncle Sam soon may be pointing at you. Days after the Pentagon cleared women to take certain combat roles, advocacy groups for military women say another new hour has arrived for all young female adults to register with Selective Service, the giant pool of names collected by the government should America ever opt to revive the draft. The movement to require women ages 18 to 25 to sign up for Selective Service mirroring the law for all U.S. men in that demographic is rooted in both active-duty and veteran circles. The Service...
  • McChrystal: Time to think about bringing back the draft?

    01/15/2013 12:24:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 13, 2013 | Jazz Shaw
    General Stanley McChrystal is still making the rounds plugging his new book, as well as talking about any old issue of the day the media cares to toss his way. He sat down on Face the Nation this morning and hit a few of the standard questions on Afghanistan, gun control and Chuck Hagel, before Bob Schieffer decided to ask him whether or not it was time to bring back the draft. (H/T NRO) When asked about his thoughts on implementing a draft on CBSs Face the Nation, General Stanley A. McChrystal said national service would have a positive impact...
  • McChrystal: Time to bring back the draft

    07/05/2012 11:51:33 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 144 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | July 3, 2012 | Josh Rogin
    Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former top commander of international forces in Afghanistan, said this week that the United States should bring back the draft if it ever goes to war again. "I think we ought to have a draft. I think if a nation goes to war, it shouldn't be solely be represented by a professional force, because it gets to be unrepresentative of the population," McChrystal said at a late-night event June 29 at the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival. "I think if a nation goes to war, every town, every city needs to be at risk. You make that...
  • Our Opinion: Volunteer military has its drawbacks

    02/08/2012 5:46:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 118 replies
    The Wichita Falls Times-Record News ^ | February 8, 2012 | The Editors
    As U.S. forces come home from Iraq after nine years at war, the nation is facing professional troops sufficiently bruised and isolated from American society that some defense experts whisper we may need major changes in military education and even a conscription-based national youth service program to reboot our fighting forces. Painful reminders are everywhere of an unpopular U.S. military venture that began with grave strategic miscalculations and is ending with violence and political instability in Iraq. In Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai is openly contemptuous of his U.S. protectors, while Afghan security forces murder allied officers. These U.S. military campaigns have...
  • Mandatory Military service and the effects it would have on society

    01/07/2011 4:58:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies · 2+ views
    Nolan Chart ^ | December 15, 2008 | P. Hedt
    It would raise patriotism and educational standards. It would make citizens take a higher interest in world affairs and politics. It would make society in general stronger, both physically and mentally, and it would make our government officials less trigger-happy. Foreign countries would be less likely to attack America and it would become impossible to take our great country over. Our society would be completely reformed back into a strong nation again. Upon leaving high school men and women are required, by law, to join the military for at least two years. There is no choice in the matter; if...
  • If the draft is reinstated, being gay will not be grounds for a deferment?

    12/20/2010 8:02:26 AM PST · by syriacus · 37 replies
    12/20/2010 | syriacus
    If I recall correctly, gays were classified 4F during previous military drafts. In the event that the draft is brought back, what will happen to gays who do not want to serve? Michelle Obama wants American children to lose weight so that they can be inducted. Could it be, that Obama also wants to enlarge the pool of possible inductees?
  • National Service Corps & Automatic Enlistment For Freshmen

    08/27/2010 5:06:36 AM PDT · by unspun · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Gulag Bound ^ | August 27, 2010 | Janet Smiles
    Reported at TheSunNews.comWelcome to high school. Now drop and give me 50. The entire freshman class at Carvers Bay High School has been automatically enrolled in the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, a military-sponsored program that trains high school students in military discipline and concepts. Principal Richard Neal, a Navy veteran, said the school's Marine Corps JROTC class is fulfilling the student's physical education requirement and is part of the school's Ninth Grade Academy. But Charles Holloway, the parent of a freshman student at Carvers Bay, said he did not want his son in that program and when he...
  • Bad Boy Rangle Pegged with Keeping a Gulag America Dream Alive

    07/28/2010 6:27:46 PM PDT · by unspun · 5 replies · 2+ views
    Gulag Bound ^ | Jul 28, 2010 | Arlen Williams
    This new item from WorldNetDaily hearkens me to the days immediately after the Obamanational election. And by the way, isn't Charles Rangel in the news about something else -- or should we say, having done something else? Is sponsoring this obviously Marxofascist bill a part of his punishment? He is "negotiating" with the Democrat-corrupt House Ethics Committee, after all, regarding his punishment, is he not? Excerpt, with the suggestion to read the entire WND article: LIFE WITH BIG BROTHERDemocrat: Let's have mandatory national service Measure orders U.S. citizens to perform duties under Obama for 2 years Posted: July 27, 2010...
  • Cindy Sheehan: The Casey Sheehan End to War Bill ["Draft the Man, Dude!"]

    07/28/2010 6:25:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Peace of the Action ^ | July 19, 2010 | Cindy Sheehan
    My son, Casey, joined the military in 2000, shortly before his 21st birthday, to help pay for college. He had already completed everything he could take at the local JC and was eager to move onbut he had a fulltime job, and even though we (his dad and I) helped out as much as we could, Casey also had three younger siblings and our family was firmly ensconced in the working-class. Well, 16 months after he enlisted was September 11, 2001and no matter what really happened that dayI had a horrible sense of foreboding that it would lead to my...
  • Text of H.R. 5741 national service

    07/26/2010 1:02:16 PM PDT · by OpusatFR · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Govtrack ^ | July 15, 2010 | Congressman Charles Rangel
    Jul 15, 2010 - Introduced in House. This is the original text of the bill as it was written by its sponsor and submitted to the House for consideration. This is the latest version of the bill currently available on GovTrack. HR 5741 IH 111th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5741 To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or in civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, to authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed...
  • H.R. 5741:To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform natio

    07/22/2010 7:02:22 AM PDT · by Heartlander2 · 156 replies ^ | July 15, 2010 | Rep. Charles Rangel
    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES July 15, 2010 Mr. RANGEL introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services. A BILL To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or in civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, to authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of the uniformed services, and for other purposes.
  • Congressman Reintroduces Military Draft Legislation

    07/12/2010 12:40:48 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies · 1+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 11 July 2010 | John Semmens
    Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY), who earlier this year was removed from his post as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee after it was disclosed that he had failed to properly pay his taxes, has revived one of his favorite causesthe reinstatement of the military draft. Rangels bill would require all Americans between the ages of 18 and 42 to register for the draft. As it stands tight now, we dont really have a citizens army, Rangel contended. Only those who want to serve are serving. Those who dont like the army or who oppose our war aims arent...
  • Military tradition in Sweden abolished

    07/01/2010 6:55:47 PM PDT · by mylife · 53 replies · 5+ views
    world news examiner ^ | 7/1/10 | Vickie Wallis
    STOCKHOLM - A 100-year tradition of military conscription, also known as the draft, was abolished today according to the Associated Press. Sweden, population approximately 9 million with well over 1.5 million in greater Stockholm, has adopted a new policy which means that 'required military service' will only be enacted if the country feels threatened. In peacetime, a voluntary system will be in place with more stringent requirements that must be met in order to join the military. The new system applies to both men and women. Defense Minister Sten Tolgfors is quoted as saying "Sweden's defense capacity is strengthened by...
  • Karzai may institute conscription

    02/07/2010 2:50:12 PM PST · by FromLori · 4 replies · 196+ views
    CBC ^ | 2/7/10
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Sunday he is considering instituting conscription to build an army large enough to provide security without international help. Karzai told a conference of the world's top defence officials in Munich that he wants to build and train an army and police force of 300,000 by 2012 that will be able to provide security for Afghanistan by 2015 without foreign help. Within five years, "Afghanistan should be able to provide security for its people so we are no longer a burden on the shoulders of the international community," Karzai said. Last week, however, Afghanistan's defence minister...
  • FReep Poll- Do you belong to the government?

    01/22/2010 3:57:12 PM PST · by all the best · 21 replies · 660+ views
    KQV Radio ^ | January 22, 2010
    Had you been surveyed, how would you answer this survey question: Should military or civil service be mandatory for 18-year-old Americans?
  • Dad Would Be Proud: Orbaum Triplets All Serving In Israel Air Force

    12/09/2009 2:21:41 PM PST · by goldstategop · 17 replies · 1,112+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/09/2009 | Yaakov Katz
    The concept of 'one for all and all for one' can get pretty absurd," the late Jerusalem Post staffer and columnist Sam Orbaum wrote about his identical triplet daughters 14 years ago. The Orbaum girls in uniform. The Orbaum girls in uniform. Orbaum, who passed away in 2002 at the age of 46, went on in the column, entitled "The threeness of it all," to describe life as a father of identical triplets. Not only did he sometimes mix them up, Orbaum wrote in his well-known wry, comic style, but he was also constantly impressed by their tight bond -...
  • James Baker Backs Reinstating the Draft

    05/03/2009 8:02:08 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 84 replies · 3,144+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | 5-3-09 | Paul Bedard
    Rep. Charlie Rangel, Congress's lone champion of reinstating the military draft, can count on another Korean War-era vet for support: Republican James Baker, a soldier in the Reagan and Bush administrations. Baker, secretary of state during the first Gulf War, visited a private girls' school in Virginia, where he was asked how to attract kids into some kind of service that gives them a stake in the country's future. "This is a very unpopular thing that I am about to say," he warned. "But one thing that makes it harder to go to war is to have a draft, because...
  • [Senator Chris] Dodd, [Rep. Rosa] DeLauro Introduce National Service Bills

    02/25/2009 9:33:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies · 1,606+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | February 24, 2009 | Jesse A. Hamilton
    Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. Rosa DeLauro got together today to introduce four public-service bills in their respective chambers of Congress. National service was a major theme of President Barack Obama's ascent to office -- mentioned prominently in his inaugural address. This package of bills speaks directly to that topic, expanding service possibilities for all age groups. One bill would establish a summer program for kids to serve in an organized community project. Another would allow high-school students to spend a semester getting academic credit for volunteering. And a third would establish a national program encouraging people 55 and older...
  • Obama's Civilian National Security Force

    02/21/2009 8:37:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies · 1,743+ views
    The Obama Truth File ^ | February 17, 2009
    A little-publicized Department of Defense Directive (Number 1404.10) establishes a "DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce" and rescinds a prior directive dealing with the emergency use of civilian personnel. The new 1404.10, dated January 23, 2009 -- just three days after the inauguration -- is effective immediately, and cancels the prior directive of the same designation ("Emergency-Essential (E-E) DoD U.S. Citizen Civilian Employees"), that was issued in 1992 under President Clinton. The 1992 directive specifically deals with overseas deployments of civilian personnel, and mentions the term "overseas" no fewer than 33 times. The new directive does not mention the term "overseas" in...
  • At Uncle Sam's Service

    01/23/2009 6:44:53 AM PST · by AmericanHunter · 11 replies · 701+ views
    New American ^ | 1-23-09 | Patrick Krey
    National service is often associated with patriotism, but the degree to which it becomes compulsory is the same degree to which it becomes involuntary servitude. Proponents of universal national service claim that it will bring this nation together and teach younger generations about what it means to be an American. Sadly, many Americans seem to believe those claims. Even with information that the program will be virtually mandatory and might lead to a new version of the draft, some Americans might shrug their shoulders and say "so what?" Well, there is much more wrong with national service than is immediately...
  • Congressman Will Try to Reinstate Military Draft

    01/19/2009 4:18:35 PM PST · by John Semmens · 20 replies · 895+ views
    New York Representative Charles Rangel (D) says he plans to reintroduce his bill to reinstate the military draft. It wont be right away, Rangel said. Weve got to get the stimulus package finished first. The climate of fear wont last forever. Weve got to get and spend this money before the political support dissipates. A similar Rangel bill to revive the draft failed by a vote of 402-2 in 2004. Representatives John Murtha (D-Penn) and Pete Stark (D-Calif) were the only ones to vote for it. Rangel voted against it because the risk of going on record in favor of...
  • Starbucks offers free coffee to those who join Obama volunteer corps

    01/19/2009 6:33:00 AM PST · by King of Card Games · 80 replies · 2,150+ views
    Business Journal ^ | January 16, 2009
    Starbucks Coffee wants U.S. consumers to jump on president-elect Barack Obamas volunteer bandwagon and pledge to join one of his community service corps. Obama and incoming first lady Michelle Obama want Americans to do community service the week of his inauguration Jan. 20. and commit this year to one of his so-called national service corps that will do volunteer work in schools and related to the environment. Starbucks said it will offer free tall coffee beginning Wednesday through Sunday for customers who fill out community service pledge cards at the coffee chains locations.
  • Michael Smerconish: Require a year of service

    01/18/2009 12:14:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies · 2,180+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | January 18, 2009 | Michael Smerconish
    Thirty years ago, future U.S. Sen. Harris Wofford led the committee that concluded that year-long mandatory civilian-service programs were politically infeasible. Wofford, however, did not give up on the idea. And as the nation prepares to mark tomorrow's annual Martin Luther King Day of Service, maybe what was infeasible then is workable today. What's changed? The economy, for one thing. Consider City Year. City Year corps members, young adults ages 17 to 24, volunteer for a year of service in cities throughout the country - usually in public schools - and receive a college scholarship in return. It was described...
  • Rangel to reintroduce military draft measure

    01/15/2009 9:07:15 AM PST · by DGHoodini · 49 replies · 1,235+ views
    The Hill ^ | 01/14/09 | Susan Crabtree
    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...
  • Rangel to reintroduce military draft measure

    01/14/2009 6:51:42 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 68 replies · 1,675+ views ^ | January 14, 2009 | Susan Crabtree
    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...
  • Is the Obama White House going to re-institute the military draft?

    01/06/2009 2:49:23 PM PST · by obamaisandrogynous · 40 replies · 2,513+ views
    Republican Liberty Caucus ^ | 1/6/2009 | Publicola and Historicus
    Media commentary today and in recent days indicates that there is the possibility that the Obama White House will reinstitute the draft as part of its stimulus plan to create several million new jobs in the U.S. One wonders how the idealistic, youthful, leftist Obama voters most of whom dont even know the names of the capitals of their own states, let alone the capitals of foreign countries will react to conscription. A principle of liberty is that the armed forces should be composed of volunteers. The U.S. military embraces this position as well, arguing, for decades, that...
  • Obama Jobs Program: THE DRAFT?

    01/05/2009 4:51:35 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 35 replies · 2,089+ views ^ | January 05, 2009 | Rush Limbaugh
    Obama Jobs Program: The Draft? January 5, 2009 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: John, Palm Springs, California, you're next on the Rush Limbaugh program. Hello, sir. CALLER: Hey, Rush, it's always a pleasure. This is the second time in the history of man I've spoken to you. Let's see, just to not take away from your main themes but just a quick aside here, if you don't mind me tweaking you and striking a blow for those who are right, for it to mean something when we're right, and I believe I'm right about this, your characterization on the -- I...
  • Obama community labor

    11/19/2008 1:00:53 PM PST · by Kukai · 40 replies · 1,153+ views
    udallasnews ^ | November 18, 2008 | Kevin Burns
    Shortly after his election, President-elect Obama set up a new website,, to promote his future agenda. While most of this website contains the usual political jargon about innovative plans and hope, the section on community service has raised quite a few eyebrows. "The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nation's challenges ... Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by developing a plan to require 50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year..." You read...
  • StarBucks gets on the Obama service bandwagon

    11/18/2008 4:56:16 PM PST · by spokeshave · 7 replies · 811+ views
    Starbucks | 11-13-2008 | The GOOD sheet
    STARBUCKS promotes GOOD National Service. Step into any Starbucks this week and pick up the Free Starbucks GOOD newsletter No 010 November 13-19, 2008. GOOD NATIONAL SERVICE....What can you do for your country? Quote" As always, AMERICA, Love it or FIX IT. (I guess that little old constitution is obsolete) I asked my Barista if he knew about the compulsory civic service. I asked my Barista if he knew about service for tuition I asked my Barista if he knew about public allies at Poor guy fixed himself with a treble shot full milk late with caramel and honey...
  • Obama's New Domestic Youth Corps

    11/13/2008 7:53:05 AM PST · by Candybar · 53 replies · 2,673+ views
    Yes, I mentioned that Rahm Emanuel has proposed, in his book "The Plan", that young people, between the ages of 18 and 25, be enlisted for 3 months of civilian service. They would report for basic civil defense training in their state or community to learn what to do in the event of biochemical, neclear, or conventional attack. On WMAL Radio, Washington, DC, this morning, I heard Chris Plante tell people about this book and about Emanuel's youth training. He played a radio snip of Obama saying that "this youth corps should be as strong and as well-financed as our...
  • Obama's "Civilian National Secirity Force" A Staple of Rogue Regimes

    11/13/2008 9:54:56 AM PST · by Doctor Raoul · 52 replies · 2,269+ views
    NICARAGUA Ortegas Councils of Citizen Power CUBA Fidels Committees For Defense of the Revolution PANAMA Noriegas Dignity Batalions VENEZUELA Chavezs Popular Defense Units HATI Papa Doc's National Security Volunteers, commonly called the Tonton Macoutes CHINA Mao's Red Guards IRAN Ayatollah's Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution
  • Discovered 2006 Audio: Obamas Chief of Staff Describes Mandatory Civil Service Plan

    11/12/2008 5:52:17 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 671+ views
    youtube ^ | 11-11-2008 | Ben Smith
    In 2006, at the Regency Hotel in Manhattan, NY Daily News reporter Ben Smith interviews Rahm Emanuel about his book, "The Plan." Emanuel explains his plan for mandatory civil service training.
  • Rahm Emanuel Discusses Formation of National Civilian Security Force (Audio)

    11/12/2008 10:47:03 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 732+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 12, 2008 | Gateway Pundit
    Rahm Emanuel, Obama's Chief of Staff appointee, talked to NY Daily News reporter Ben Smith in 2006 about his mandatory civil service plan. The idea was detailed in Emanuel's co-authored book, The Plan. This Socialist National Civilian Security Force is exactly what Obama was talking about on the stump this year. Here is the audio from that interview:
  • Newsbusters: Rahm Emanuel On Compulsory Service Plan, Will Media Ignore Again?

    11/12/2008 4:30:30 PM PST · by Pacothecat · 33 replies · 1,837+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/12/08 | Kerry Picket
    2006 NY Daily News Podcast Interview With Rahm Emanuel On Compulsory Service Plan, Will Media Ignore Again? **Updated with more transcription 11/12/08