posted on Jun, 6 2006 @ 10:17 PM
When I first saw this nonsense a couple of days ago the article mentioned that the last time it was voted on, this bill (or its predecessor) hadn't
been to comitee and thats why its headed there now. As of right now today, I agree with many here in that it really stands no chance (political ploy).
But I've also been seeing a lot of stuff about an impending terrorist attack
Imagine something does happen... while all the hooples are screaming and crying this thing would pass in heartbeat, and then we'd be thankin Congress
for their quick decisive action.
I also noticed this...
c) Induction Requirements- The President shall provide for the induction of persons covered by subsection (a) to perform national service under this
(d) Selection for Military Service- Based upon the needs of the uniformed services, the President shall--
(1) determine the number of persons covered by subsection (a) whose service is to be performed as a member of an active or reserve component of the
uniformed services; and
(2) select the individuals among those persons who are to be inducted for military service under this Act.
(e) Civilian Service- Persons covered by subsection (a) who are not selected for military service under subsection (d) shall perform their national
service obligation under this Act in a civilian capacity pursuant to subsection (b)(2).
...so no worries for the Bush twins or their peers. I hate to be the rest of us though.