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Originally posted by atlguy
Massive over-reaction on the part of some people in this thread.
Rangel proposed this to drive home the point that his cohorts in Congress are all too eager to send OTHER people's kids off to die in war. His purpose in presenting this bill, and others like it, is to force Congress to look at what they are doing every time they re-up the funding for the wars.
I, for one, wholeheartedly support his effort. This has no chance of passing - but he is trying to open their eyes to the true cost of war.
[edit on 7/27/2010 by atlguy]
Originally posted by redhead57
Rangle keeps putting this up as a way to "clean" up Harlem! I saw him on some program on BET a couple years ago touting this idea. He feels it will decrease the black on black crime and give young African American men a different view of life. Whether or not that is a good idea, I will let those far wiser than I debate.