Sorry Charlie , No Draft For You


TunacharlieWell, 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.

Posted November 19, 2006 by
Politics | 11 comments

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    11 Responses to “Sorry Charlie , No Draft For You”

    1. Ames Tiedeman on November 19th, 2006 8:12 pm

      This is a political move.

      Nothing more.

    2. mc on November 19th, 2006 8:20 pm

      So let me see. The voters sent a message to the Republicians about ending the war in Iraq by electing Democrates. Now the Democrates answer that vote with a the draft. The leadership in this country is drunk with power, out of touch and out of control. Wars have never worked, yet we continue to stockpile humans for more war. Incedible.

    3. A Blog For All on November 19th, 2006 8:44 pm

      Rep. Rangel Resurrects Draft Talk Again…

      There is one kernel of truth in Rangel’s comments; the size of the military does need to be increased. We drew down the size of the military far too much during the Clinton years, and we’re paying for that drawdown now. We must increase the size of t…

    4. WorldJOURNIER on November 19th, 2006 11:23 pm

      Rangel has tried this before….IIRC, liberal Rangel was the person who, before the elections, was the principal sponsor of a House Bill (HR163) calling for the draft in 2004 (there were 14 co-sponsors, each of them also a liberal)…. then in mid-2004 several liberal reps started making the talk show rounds trying to scare the youngest voters that the Bush administration was “quietly trying” to pass legislation to reactivate the draft, and that $28 million had been added to the Selective Service budget in 2004 to prepare for a military draft that could start “as early as June 15, 2005.” (the $28 million increase was also a lie). The identical Senate bill, S. 89 , was introduced by liberal Senator Ernest Hollings, and also was DOA.

    5. Stop The ACLU on November 19th, 2006 11:24 pm

      Charlie Rangel Says Bring Back The Draft…

      When I read this news my first thought was back to the last Presidential election when the Democrats stirred up a rumor that Bush planned on doing this. Sweetness and Light thought the same thing.
      Say, where is the “Rock The Vote” crowd?…

    6. Mortella on November 20th, 2006 1:28 am

      #4 The Army has met its recruitment goal the last few months. This is pure propaganda and designed to scare people into thinking they may be drafted. Of Course, then they will blame Bush, etc. But I think if we truly need to increase the size of our military, just do it, increase the budget and recruitment goals.

      Clinton was so sure that we would never need an army again because he was just so lovable.

    7. houston on November 20th, 2006 4:12 am

      I believe in the draft, but the United States will never have the draft pool that it had in WWII…..that generation could handle anything thrown at them….we had a lot of heros then. Not so mnay now.

    8. MIss-Underestimated on November 20th, 2006 8:18 am

      Mc you nailed it. I believe total scare tactics at hand here. Also I wonder if Charlie is prepared to include women in that draft? I have daughters and I have sons

    9. Scared Monkeys on November 20th, 2006 10:18 am

      So how do Democratic politicians really feel? John Kerry’s new slogan will be …

      They were stupid before they were poor.

      So does any one have buyer’s remorse yet?

      It is truly sad that some of these big mouth, grand standing Democrats have such disdain for the military. I do not care to hear that they served therefore they have the right to make these types of comments.

      The US military is a volunteer group for a reason. There is a reason why this is the single most sophisticated and lethal military in the world. Because they want to be there.

      I know this comes as a shock to many Democratic elites … THEY WANT TO BE THERE, THAT IS THEIR CHOICE.

      Nothing ever works or is functional in life … whether it be a business, team or military if people are forced to be a part of it.

      The problem with the military & government is twofold:




    10. Tom on November 20th, 2006 4:37 pm

      Please don’t be stupid! The only reason Rangel even brought this up was to generate a dialog where by EVERYBODY in our great country sacrifice something for the vanity war dubya started. He doesn’t want a draft. He simply wants everybody to understand that the War on Terra (accodring to Dubya) will last forever and there needs to be an awareness that someones kids must serve so we can kill the furriners. The thinking is that if donors to the republican party thought maybe their own children will be sent to die in this illegal way, maybe – just maybe, they would re-think their stance on the war. After all, I am for war as long as someone elses kids fight it for me. So please don’t be naive. I give you folks much more credit than that. Is that credit misplaced? I hope not.

    11. Ramlady on November 20th, 2006 11:09 pm

      #10; Maybe you missed it back in 2004 just before the last presidential election when Rangel brought up the subject of bringing back the draft? He wrongly spread the rumor that Bush would be bringing back the draft just as soon as the election was over. This was completely false of course, but Rangel did it to try to scare young voters into voting for Kerry. Rangel actually brought it up to be voted on and then promptly voted AGAINST his own bill. What a hypocrite. He also stated that the military took advantage of minorities and the lower classes with the promise of a college education in exchange for military service. He was proven wrong again when it was revealed that the majority of those in the military today are from middle class families. Those in both the upper classes and lower classes are UNDER-REPRESENTED in the military. For the record, the overwhelming majority of military votes cast in the last two presidential elections were for the Republican, not Democrat, candidate. Go back as far as the Reagan administration, and you will find the same thing. It’s no secret that the military had no great fondness for Clinton, nor he for them. Perhaps you should do a little fact-checking rather than making false assumptions before accusing someone else of being stupid or naive.

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