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    Democratic Representative from New York, Charlie Rangel says he will propose a bill reinstating the military draft. Under his bill all males between 18 and 45 will be required, by law, to register and will be eligible for conscription into military service. He was just interviewed on CNN and is serious about it.

    I was just wondering how you members feel about it.

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    I was watching FOX news a few minutes ago and they said Rangel’s proposal was to register ALL males between 18 and 27 and it would be MANDATORY that they serve fifteen months. Most would be sent to the military but a few would be allowed other duties.

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    That's the dumbest idea i've ever heard. Required by law? Where's that free-will stuff everyone talks about? That's SEXIST!! WAKE UP PEOPLE! THIS SELECTIVE SERVICES CRAP AND THE DRAFT AND SEXIST BS!


    Good news is that it will never pass. If it does, well....

    See you in Mexico!

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    I saw the news yesterday and several political commentators said that the proposal won't get anywhere in Congress (it won't pass).

    I am a university student. Do you think it might affect me (if it passes)?

    This guy should respect people with diffrent views on the war, and if he feels so pro-war, he should go to Iraq and fight along our troops.
    -Joel from Southern California


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    Everyone calm down,

    theres an article about that HERE

    Here are some quotes fr those who dont wanna read it but wnt the gist of it
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., said Sunday he sees his idea as a way to deter politicians from launching wars.
    How?
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Rangel, a veteran of the Korean War who has unsuccessfully sponsored legislation on conscription in the past, said he will propose a measure early next year. While he said he is serious about the proposal, there is little evident support among lawmakers for it.

    In 2003, Rangel proposed a measure covering people age 18 to 26. This year, he offered a plan to mandate military service for men and women between age 18 and 42; it went nowhere in the Republican-led Congress.

    At a time when some lawmakers are urging the military to send more troops to Iraq, “I don’t see how anyone can support the war and not support the draft,” said Rangel, who also proposed a draft in January 2003, before the U.S. invasion of Iraq. “I think to do so is hypocritical.”
    So see this guy has a history of it, has tried in the past; this is nothing new. He wont get support.

    I have, howver, heard of those who think the univirsity student exemption to the draft is unfair and want it done away with.
    that makes no logic

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    I'll go to Canada if that happens. Being 1/4 of a mile away! I'm in college too and thats BS, if I want to further my education I'll darn well do it. No political ninnie is going to tell me otherwise. I'm already registered with the draft but heres the deal, why do they need the draft if we are a superpower? Who the heck is going to mess with us with a larger army. Nuclear weapons are an entirely different ballgame. But AFAIK our army is great.

    But if it does happen, I'm fleeing, I'll only go to fight for what I think is right.

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    This will never happen guys. This means the politicians kids will go, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]In 2003, Rangel proposed a measure covering people age 18 to 26. This year, he offered a plan to mandate military service for men and women between age 18 and 42; it went nowhere in the Republican-led Congress.
    Just remember guys that Rangel is an influential Democrat and that they now have a majority in the house and senate.

    I dunno. Maybe it will pass.
    If the ages are 18 thru 42, how many of our members will be affected?
    I volunteer to baby sit your plants.

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    I'm a New Yorker, and I HATE NY politicions!!
    I see what he's trying to do, but it's still stupid,
    all the same, if I were to get drafted, I'd deal with it cause that's part of living in this Country, abiding by it's rules...

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