July 28, 2008
Charles Rangel’s National Service Act, which is languishing before Congress, provides for a universal draft with two years [service] for virtually all persons aged 18-42, with no deferment for college. The purpose of Rangel’s bill is:
“To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or in civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security . . . .”
Here is how the civilian service is described in the bill (sec 102(b)):
a civilian capacity that, as determined by the President, promotes the national defense, including national or community service and service related to homeland security.
(Emphasis in the original).
A government agency that has uniformed personnel who promote homeland security?
Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before! Let’s call it, oh, say, "The United States Military"!!
Now all we need is for Obama to meet with the members of this (alleged) "U.S. Military" and see if is these unnecessary products of pork-barrel spending valiant warriors for hope and change are really needed…