Democratic Draft Reinstatement Bill is for REAL!
Politicians make a lot of claims, so I wanted to see for myself if Democrats
really are sponsoring a bill to reinstate the draft. I found it on the
Library of Congress web site and it's TRUE! You can visit the site and see
The "Universal National Service Act" states that "It is the obligation of
every citizen of the United States...who is between the ages of 18 and 26 to
perform a period of national service...the President shall...determine the
number of persons...whose service is to be performed as a member...of the
uniformed services; and...select the individuals among those persons who are
to be inducted for military service under this Act...the period of national
service performed by a person under this Act shall be two years."
The Senate sponsor is Ernest Hollings, D-SC; and the House sponsor is
Charlie Rangel, D-NY. Cosponsors in the House are Abercrombie, D-HI;
Conyers, D-MI; Lewis, D-GA; McDermott, D-WA; and Stark, D-CA.
There's a scene in the movie "Fahrenheit 9/11" where Congressman John
Conyers tells Michael Moore, "Sit down my son. Uh, we don't read most of the
bills." Well, Conyers is one of the cosponsors of this bill!
Charlie Rangel, the House sponsor, said the bill, which does not allow
college deferments, is intended to discourage war by drafting the rich as
well as the poor:
If this bill passes, however, it won't matter why it was introduced, and I
am not at all encouraged by Kerry's Iraq strategy:
He wants a "High Commissioner" who is "highly regarded by the international
community and who has the credibility and capacity to talk to all the Iraqi
people." I don't see any mention of getting the U.S. oil interests out of
Iraq. I doubt his "massive training effort to build an Iraqi security force"
will succeed if those forces are seen as protecting U.S. control over the
"John Kerry will temporarily increase the size of the active-duty Army by
40,000 troops so that we have the force structure for the challenges we
face." This is from his own web site!
This page from Kerry's site calls for a "New Army of Patriots" and says
"John Kerry believes that in these times, we need to bolster these efforts
with a nationwide commitment to national service."
Kerry has said "If you elect me president ... I will give us a foreign
policy that absolutely makes it unnecessary to have a draft." To me, this
leaves the door open to reinstate the draft as a result of Bush's failed
foreign policy. I have an email in to the Kerry campaign, asking if he would
veto S. 89 and H.R. 163, but I haven't heard back yet.
BEFORE YOU VOTE FOR KERRY, YOU BETTER MAKE SURE HE DOESN'T DRAFT YOUR SON OR
DAUGHTER TO FIGHT AND DIE IN A DAMNED OIL WAR!