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Rep. Rangel: Bring Back the Draft and Open It Up to Women

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A Democratic congressman is calling for Congress to reintroduce mandatory military service – this time for all Americans.

Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., introduced a bill Friday to create a 21st-century version of the draft.  That would be unremarkable for him, except for its requirement that women register for the Selective Service.

Rangel has put forward legislation to reinstate the draft on at least three other occasions, in 2007,2010 and 2011. His most recent bill, the National Universal Service Act, would require young adult American citizens to commit two years of service to their country either in the Armed services or as a civilian.

Those who did not want to perform military service could instead apply to serve in the Peace Corps or AmeriCorps.

Unlike the last time the draft was implemented in the United States, there would be no exception for students in college or universities.

Rangel defended that change Friday morning.

“If you take a look at that segment of the United States that actually goes to war, they get unfair disadvantage in every darn thing that’s happened. I know, because I was one of them,” Rangel said onNBC’s Morning Joe. “And it’s unfortunate that in the last draft that we had, all you had to do was say that you’re going to college, you get into college and you can avoid it. That’s why my no-nonsense-everybody-goes, it really counts…. You may go in screaming and yelling, but when you come out, you salute the flag.”

 

» 12 Comments

  1. Claudia

    February 16th, 2013

    Why is Rangel still around; I thought he retired?

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  2. Annie

    February 16th, 2013

    If the draft is reintroduced, I dang sure want women included. Among other benefits, it might get the cutters and anoxerics and chubbies off high center.

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  3. the aardvark

    February 16th, 2013

    Only if this bastard Rangel is the first one to be drafted. What an asshole!

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  4. judgeroybean

    February 16th, 2013

    Anyone who’d vote for this clueless knucklehead is not very likely to make it past drug, intelligence, or background screening.

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  5. KF

    February 16th, 2013

    Why is Rangel still around; I thought he retired?

    For all practical purposes, he is “retired”. This is the dolt that complained about needing lawyers to read the bill when he was questioned about 0bamacare.

    He gets his cut of the Vig then delegates the work to younger more ambitious low-life and parks his fat butt on a deck chair on some tropical beach.

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  6. SUSANM

    February 16th, 2013

    DOES HE HAVE ANY KIDS (GIRLS) GRANDKIDS….SEND THE 1ST. AND THEY AN COME BACK AND TELL THE WORLD HOW GOOD THEY HAD FIGHTING ON THE FRONT LINES…I DON’T WANT MY GRANDDAUGHTER DRAFTED…..

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  7. Left Coast Dan

    February 16th, 2013

    If they’re going to continue to require males to register I think females should as well. Draft will never happen again though, if there is ever that high of demand for soldiers we are in serious trouble.

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  8. ? everything

    February 16th, 2013

    sounds rather like a war on womin’s if y’all axe me.

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  9. how about a black only army

    February 16th, 2013

    Then,when there is an election we can not count any of there votes.

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  10. Tim

    February 16th, 2013

    Charlie! Charlie!
    Listen up!

    Pay your taxes.
    Die.
    Go to Hell.

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  11. grayjohn

    February 16th, 2013

    This from a jackoff who wipes his black ass on the flag every day? Don’t think so chuck. Go suck on a banned weapon.

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  12. Carlos The Jackal

    February 17th, 2013

    When it comes to rangel and his type, I think they should bring back lynchings.

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