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19 November 2006

Top Democrat: Bring back the draft

Bring back the Draft! I love this idea on so many levels (at the top of my list is the undeniable health benefit to the minds and bodies of our fat and lazy youth.. have you noticed the prevailing morbid obesity? ), but the diversity of our population would make this exremely difficult to implement. For this reason, I propose that service should be compulsory for:
  • men AND women, for straight and gay people, without exception
  • legal immigrants AND for all US citizens, REGARDLESS of ethnicity, race, and religion
  • the rich and the poor, HS drop-outs and phd's, professional athletes and fat slobs alike
  • ALL politicians and especially for those who seek a career in law-making
There are far too many reasons which people in this country can use to avoid service, and they must all be eliminated for this to work, at least without becoming a terrible train-wreck of bureaucracy and litigation. As in a multitude of other countries throughout the world, "death and taxes" needs to be joined by "military service".. There are a zillion other factors which deserve consideration, I'm sure, but for the sake of argument, let's assume they're all pretty frivolous in comparison to the potential benefits.
According to AP, Rep Charles Rangel says that:
He said having a draft would not
necessarily mean everyone called to duty would have to serve. Instead, "young
people (would) commit themselves to a couple of years in service to this great
republic, whether it's our seaports, our airports, in schools, in hospitals,"
with a promise of educational benefits at the end of service.


Bolsa Hye said...

One this is for sure, if our representatives are ever crazy enough to pass this, then for sure you'll see a lot more Americans protesting this and any other war our administration wants to suck us into!

Murat Altinbasak said...

Using the logic that voluntary service in the military implies a desire to fight, defend, kill, serve etc.. it stands to reason that conscription will have the results you suggest. Casting a net so far and wide will certainly entangle many who have no interest in war. Maybe that's a good thing. Maybe every army needs some "Uphams" in it.