Well, this is going to be fun. The incoming chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Charlie Rangel, Democrat from New York, wants the draft to be reinstated. He is even saying he will propose it next year as he has in the past. Originally the reasoning that Rangel used for reinstating the draft was because the poor and minorities were over represented in the Armed Services. Of course, once studies were done this was quickly disproved. Now the reasoning goes is that he thinks politicians will be less inclined to send their children to war if they have the chance to be drafted. But the truth is coming in this article:
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.
Instead of having the military be the proud and eminently competent fighting force that it is now, which drives the liberals nuts by the way, Rangel wants to transform the military into a jobs program that can be deployed to whatever special interest needs free labor.
Now that will get the liberals all a twitter. Join the military and help register voters with ACORN. You too can join the military and never even think of having to fight. And the cool part is that we will never have to cut the budget because cutting the military’s spending is next to impossible.
Sorry, Charlie, this Army will do much better without your draft.
Update: Even those on the Left see that Charlie Rangel is deranged.