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Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe
I think some sort of compulsory service is being developed for men and women in this country.
The Selective Service Budget is being beefed up for 2005, with the support of Democrats such as Hilary Clinton.
Candidiate Kerry has also come out with the idea of a two-year stint or some sort and collefe tuiton credits.
Originally posted by Bleys
A list of the sponsors and co-sponsors of these bills
House Bill 163 - Sponsor Charles B. Rangel, - NY
Co-sponsors - Abercrombie, Neil - HI
Christensen, Donna M.-VI
Clay, Wm. Lacy-MO
Conyers, John, Jr.-MI
Cummings, Elijah E.-MD
Hastings, Alcee L.-FL
Jackson, Jesse L., Jr.-IL
Moran, James P.-VA
Stark, Fortney Pete-CA
Velazquez, Nydia M.-NY
Norton, Eleanor Holmes-DC(w/drawn)
Senate Bill 89 - Sponsor Ernest F. Hollings SC
Originally posted by JacKatMtn
The Democrats have already said the reason they introduced the bills in congress, is to make sure that the more affluent would have to participate as well. I don't think this is something you should introduce to send a message.
Originally posted by FredT
could the Dems have introduced this to foster fear in the general population that Bush is a War Monger?
Originally posted by lockheed
Almost nothing is more controversial or attention getting then mentioning a draft. How does the Libertarian party plan to deal with such a polarizing issue?
Many Republican and Democrat congressmen are even thinking about making military service a requirement for every American citizen, or some other type of "national service". This once again curtails the constitution and defeats the purpose of our founding fathers. One of the beauties of America is that a kid can be born into a family of farmers and grow up and be a doctor. We would become a nation of military people overnight, wanting war all the time, if everyone spent a year or two in the military.
[edit on 8/6/2004 by lockheed]