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An interesting twist... a manditory draft...

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posted on Jun, 8 2005 @ 01:47 PM
If you want something that will piss off any hippie/democrat you definately need to read this.

Essentially this is still being committeeized. Very interesting, personally I don't have a problem with it, but some do.
An important thing to realize is that it says Government service, NOT just Military.

posted on Jun, 8 2005 @ 01:53 PM
Defeated a while ago...

H.R. 163, which was introduced by Charles Rangel (D-NY) and which would have reinstated the military draft, was voted on in the House of Representatives yesterday. The bill was overwhelmingly defeated with a vote of 402 to 2. Although this appears to be a resounding statement by Congress against conscripting young people into the military, it may be just election year political sparring. It's really not a surprise that almost everyone is opposed to a draft before elections.

[edit on 8-6-2005 by CaptainJailew]

posted on Jun, 8 2005 @ 01:54 PM
This was defeated, in 2003.

posted on Jun, 8 2005 @ 01:55 PM
Title: To provide for the common defense by requiring that all young persons in the United States, including women, perform a period of military service or a period of civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] (introduced 1/7/2003) Cosponsors (14)
Related Bills: S.89
Latest Major Action: 10/5/2004 Failed of passage/not agreed to in House. Status: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 2 - 402 (Roll no. 494).
COSPONSORS(14), ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]: (Sort: by date)
Rep Abercrombie, Neil [HI-1] - 1/7/2003 Rep Brown, Corrine [FL-3] - 1/28/2003
Rep Christensen, Donna M. [VI] - 5/19/2004 Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1] - 1/28/2003
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] - 1/7/2003 Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7] - 1/28/2003
Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-23] - 1/28/2003 Rep Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [IL-2] - 7/21/2004
Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] - 1/28/2003 Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] - 1/7/2003
Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] - 1/7/2003 Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] - 1/28/2003
Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] - 1/7/2003 Rep Velazquez, Nydia M. [NY-12] - 1/28/2003
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] - 1/28/2003(withdrawn - 6/21/2004)


Either this bill is stitting around and waiting for the right time to appear, or it is dead. I was brought up once and defeated I think....but well, it looks like there really isn't much activity going on with it at the present time....

and ya, I noticed the little bit about government service instead of military service...still kind of think it's sitting around waiting for the economy to collapse, so they can put the slave labor to work!!

posted on Jun, 13 2005 @ 08:12 PM
very good point, and it of course can come at any time... if not already. And it was not defeated per say, just differed.

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