Read The Latest Attempt by the U.S. Congress to Bring Back the Draft

RangelDraftRead it for yourself on GovTrack. This is the fourth attempt for the Universal National Service Act introduced in July of this year by Congressman Charlie Rangel, who I agree with Danny Schechter has overstayed his welcome as a “servant” of the people in the U.S. Congress.

While I can understand Rangel’s point for introducing the bill, these type of political theatrics do little to address the underlying issues they attempt to.

Jul 15, 2010 — Introduced in House. This is the original text of the bill as it was written by its sponsor and submitted to the House for consideration. This is the latest version of the bill currently available on GovTrack.

HR 5741 IH

111th CONGRESS, 2d Session

To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or in civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, to authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of the uniformed services, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 15, 2010

Mr. RANGEL introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

A BILL

To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or in civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, to authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of the uniformed services, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

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  • Hadrian999

    we don't need a draft, on one hand conscripts make very poor soldiers
    who i would guess would more likely to be susceptible to the psychological stresses of service and on the other hand it would be like the old draft in which the poor would draw the front line duty while the wealthy and connected would be on non deploy able reserve units or getting coffee for generals

  • Jaba4017

    no chance of passing, as 1 – it's just a political statement against the wars / 2 – he introduces this every few years, and nothing ever comes of it, as it's only a political statement / 3 – he doesn't even vote for it, as it's ridiculous.

  • Synapse

    Yes, I'm sure a draft would be ever so successful with millions and millions of extra unneeded soldiers. Where would they even put them all. Not to mention so many of them would not be remotely prepared for any sort of soldierly activity, and that's just the white bread folks. We don't live in a country like Israel where this shit is actually needed.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Given that it came from one of our two parties of complete corruption, one can only assume that they throw it in the ring knowing it probably won't pass, but it warms people up to the idea…maybe later they finally roll it out after we're all comfy with it and then actually implement it…with the same exemptions for wealthy people as ever…and we'll finally have the troop numbers for all these fucking pet projects the neo-cons want.

    When someone says it will suck so much that war will finally end…they forget that even after getting rid of the draft post Vietnam…war never stopped being a hobby for the rich made possible by the poor. Rangel was either a cheap showman or a genuine article fraud for the establishment, like any idiot who would push such a bill.

  • justagirl

    sounds like an excellent opportunity for “we the people” to show our discontent.

  • GoodDoktorBad

    Another stab at the heart of “the land of the free”….

    Demanding the blood of its citizens to support its teetering corrupt power…..disgusting!

    What a sick joke……

  • emperorreagan

    While I’d enjoy telling the board to eat ten thousand dicks and get back to me later on both the national service and military service fronts, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t enjoy the jail time.

  • emperorreagan

    While I'd enjoy telling the board to eat ten thousand dicks and get back to me later on both the national service and military service fronts, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't enjoy the jail time.