Charlie Rangel has been carrying on and on for years about how the draft would be back. It hasn’t quite happened how he predicted, but now forces are in motion which might make his predictions a reality: The National Service Act:
Title: 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, to authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of the uniformed services, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the favorable treatment afforded combat pay under the earned income tax credit, and for other purposes.
Note that this bill applies to “all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42.” No deferments for no one, it seems. That includes the ladies.
The bill calls draftees who select civilian service instead of military service “volunteers.”
I do not think that word means what you think it means.
Who introduced this dastardly draft bill to Congress? Why, just like the two previous draft bills, it was Charlie Rangel (D-NY). Yes, the same Charlie Rangel. Up to his old tricks.
A Democrat is trying (for the third time) to bring back the draft. His constituents must be so proud.
If you ask some random person on the street which political party the politician who introduced a “bring back the draft” bill three times belonged to, I’ll bet 90% of respondents would get it wrong.