Universal National Service Act of 2003 introduced into the Senate

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posted on Jan, 13 2004 @ 07:47 PM
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On 7 January 2003 Rep. Rangel and Sen. Hollings introduced, into the Senate, the Universal National Service Act. It requires all people between 18-26 years of age to "perform a period of military service or a period of civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security".

A slight examination of the Act:
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"a) OBLIGATION FOR YOUNG PERSONS- It is the obligation of every citizen of the United States, and every other person residing in the United States, who is between the ages of 18 and 26 to perform a period of national service as prescribed in this Act unless exempted under the provisions of this Act."

Uh... how long?

"a) GENERAL RULE- Except as otherwise provided in this section, the period of national service performed by a person under this Act shall be two years."

okay, fine. What are the exemptions? Can I run to College and still live?

"SEC. 6. DEFERMENTS AND POSTPONEMENTS.

(a) HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
(b) HARDSHIP AND DISABILITY [Going to war isn't a hardship?]
(c) TRAINING CAPACITY [If we force to many people to train ... we'll let you stew until we need you]
(d) TERMINATION [If the Act is repealed, duh!]

Guess not.

What if I'm religious? You know, a Quaker?

"(b) TRANSFER TO CIVILIAN SERVICE- Any such person whose claim is sustained may, at the discretion of the President, be transferred to a national service program for performance of such person's national service obligation under this Act." Oppps!
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And, did you know in Ontario, Canada it's -11F, with a windchill of .... -34F!

 


www.theorator.com...

Rep. Rangel- rangel.house.gov...
Sen. Hollings- hollings.senate.gov...




posted on Jan, 13 2004 @ 08:39 PM
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oh my word!!! I hope that never passes or see the light of day. thanks for finding it.

very scary thought


I guess I need to write my state senators and representatives. Everyone should have a choice if they want to serve this country or not...this is sounding almost socialistic to me now.

[Edited on 1-13-2004 by worldwatcher]

[Edited on 1-13-2004 by worldwatcher]



posted on Jan, 13 2004 @ 08:49 PM
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I do not like the idea of my son being forced to do this when he grows up, If he believes in it I will support his decision but still wont like it. I think its B.S. that the future generation may not have the right to choose whether or not they want to serve. I swear, sometimes it reminds me of old Russia or old Germany to a T.



posted on Jan, 13 2004 @ 09:02 PM
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once u r iin the military..they get your dna,get all sorts of shots...everything to id u will now be on file....a very convenient way to side step any privacy issues.....maybe john titor is right...



posted on Jan, 13 2004 @ 09:06 PM
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www.newsday.com...
www.informationclearinghouse.info...
www.time.com...
Usa today
www.congress.gov...:S.89:
www.bushdraft.com...

It's coming if Bush stays in office in May 2005 maybe even sooner if another Bush attack happens.

[Edited on 13-1-2004 by DiRtYDeViL]



posted on Jan, 13 2004 @ 09:08 PM
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Canada will have a bunch of people moving into it if this passes.



posted on Jan, 13 2004 @ 09:09 PM
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What I would like to know is how far along are the two bills. Given the way Bush has been signing bills into law in near-secret, it could become law overnight and nobody would know untill they get a letter saying they are being inducted. If this gets passed into law in my birthmonth (may) im going to be extremely pissed, because I also happen to be at the prime age to be inducted into the service as per the layout of the bill. All of a sudden that selective service card in my wallet feels like a piece of lead.



posted on Jan, 13 2004 @ 09:11 PM
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Originally posted by MrJingles
Canada will have a bunch of people moving into it if this passes.


Bull# you can't dodge it they will bring you right back to the good old USA.

another draft story popped up today here.
www.thedailystar.com...



posted on Jan, 13 2004 @ 09:11 PM
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THIS ACT IS TOTALLY BS...

The best thing about our current military forces is that they volunteer. The choose to be there.

You shouldn't have to serve if you don't want to..




posted on Jan, 13 2004 @ 09:16 PM
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I honestly think its going to make things worse not better. How many people would want to lay their life on the line in combat for a country that forced them to fight against their own will?...Not many. I would feel alot more confident with a military comprised of willing volunteers, because they want to be there and believe in what/who they are fighting for, or at least are willing to fight.



posted on Jan, 13 2004 @ 09:18 PM
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Originally posted by alternateheaven
I honestly think its going to make things worse not better. How many people would want to lay their life on the line in combat for a country that forced them to fight against their own will?...Not many. I would feel alot more confident with a military comprised of willing volunteers, because they want to be there and believe in what/who they are fighting for, or at least are willing to fight.



Could have said it better myself



posted on Jan, 13 2004 @ 09:24 PM
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Excuse me but are'nt Rangel and Hollings very staunch democrats and if so what the F@%ks Bush have to do with it as has been asserted here.

I see democrats playing games here to get in the news nothing more.



posted on Jan, 14 2004 @ 08:00 AM
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Phoenix...actually Rangel and Hollings are on record saying they want the draft so the Bush twins and other leaders offspring can be drafted. Did you notice no exemption for college students?

While the chances are 0 for the twins to see action, it is interesting motivator, and is also making for strange bed fellows on the hill.



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 10:53 AM
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keep a close eye on this one if you are young or if you are a parent with young children.

do not forget the lessons of Vietnam.



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 10:55 AM
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This idea is plain stupid for compuslorary military. However if its like for natural disaster (civies) its ok, as long as they dont finger print or take your DNA.



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 10:58 AM
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*thinking* glad I'm 33 yrs old and already served once and they won't take me back.. medical discharge !

Could this be the start of them reinstating the draft ?
there was a lot of talk about that on here a couple of months back.



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 11:05 AM
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Frightening.

America surely isn't the land it used to be. Illegal immigrants get a free ride, American citizens continue to get rights taken away, and I'm not going to say what I was going to say about fighting the recent wars and the wars ahead.



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 11:09 AM
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You know I really don't want anyone in the Military that doesn't want to be there. This is a bunch of crap.



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 11:11 AM
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Black Jackel, awsome quote on your thing. I have to tatoo that one on my back.



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 11:28 AM
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Originally posted by Taxman
Black Jackel, awsome quote on your thing. I have to tatoo that one on my back.


Thanks man


Here is a link to Fritz Hollings website outling the Act.

hollings.senate.gov...





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