Discussion in 'Military' started by WillowTree, Jan 18, 2009.
TheHill.com - Rangel to reintroduce military draft measure
I remember hearing him explain it, and what he was saying (I think) was that with a draft in place, people will be less likely to support going to war (because it'll be their skin on the line). It's a good end, but I don't think it's the best way to go about it, either.
I can't believe this bastard keeps getting re-elected.
its also probably not the reasoning behind it ever.
LOL. My thoughts exactly.
A draft being activated while Obama is in office would not be a surprise to me. No, I do not think he has that in his current plans, nor do I think he wants that. He may be pushed into that being a serious consideration.
Dreamed 5/6/04, 3:00 p.m.
THE DRAFT WILL BE REINSTATED!
Done correctly UNIVERSAL PUBLIC SERVICE is, I think, a good thing.
It builds character and introduces people to the concept that this is a SOCIETY which we ALL owe some service to.
Sadly, it will never be done correctly because it is far too easy for those with influence to get their kids those cush billets while the disenfranchised carry the heavy loads.
We who were subject to the draft saw far too many examples of the scions getting to ride while the rest of us were their donkeys.
I think there's a very good chance we'll see the draft brought back during Obama's first (and hopefully last) term in office. There are many benefits to society resulting from a draft, especially if it's fair and universally applied (which it never has been).
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