Skip to comments.“Morning Joe” panel: Second look at instituting a public-service draft for young Americans?
Posted on 02/15/2013 3:57:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
This ones long but stick with it. The good stuff doesnt start happening until after were treated to the thousandth iteration of Charlie Rangels master plan to end war as we know it by reinstituting a military draft which virtually no one supports and which Congress will never again feel safe voting for. A draft which, incidentally, he thinks should now include women:
Now that women can serve in combat they should register for the Selective Service alongside their male counterparts, Rangel said in a statement. Reinstating the draft and requiring women to register for the Selective Service would compel the American public to have a stake in the wars we fight as a nation. We must question why and how we go to war, and who decides to send our men and women into harms way.
The Congress never gets a chance to vote up and down on these war questions. Every president just puts our kids in harms way and we just foot the bill, but theres no real sacrifice in whats going on. Less than 1 percent of American families are involved in the military and they really pay the price for it, he said on MSNBCs Morning Joe.
Hes right that Congress doesnt always get a chance to vote. They didnt get to vote on Libya, for instance, because King Barack chose to ignore the War Powers Resolution. They did get to vote to authorize military force against Al Qaeda after 9/11; that one passed 420-1, with Charlie Rangel in the majority. To understand his position here, though, you need to realize two things. One: He thinks being a soldier is something only the poor and uneducated do because theyre not qualified to do anything else...
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This is just another way to give our tax money to Obama voters.
I can see them now, in their brown shirts swearing allegiance to Hussein Obama.
The author is right. Very few people in Congress would vote to reinstate the draft. But not merely because it would be unpopular with the voters. Lots of congressmen have teenage sons who, if drafted, would most likely find a way to dodge the draft. And then the congressmen would have to explain that inconvenient fact during televised debates.
On the other hand, requiring women to register for the draft isn’t such a bad idea. It will teach young women that there are consequences for voting for Democrats.
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