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    There has been a lot of talk recently about osama obama's plan for
    Americans. How everyone between the ages of 18-42 will be required to serve two years either in the military or community service. What follows is the legislation that will allow this to happen. It's been sitting there since 2007, seemingly lying in wait. Ladies and Gentlemen, make no mistake, Americans are under attack from who so many call "our savior". osama obama is a black hearted neo-con so don't turn your back on him. I urge everyone to write in to your rep. and tell them NO on HR 393.
    I could only cut and paste part of the bill, just too long. However you can read it in it's entirety by going to: thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas

    H.R.393
    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.
    Sponsor: Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] (introduced 1/10/2007) Cosponsors (2)Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-11] - 3/27/2007
    Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] - 3/9/2007
    Latest Major Action: 2/26/2007 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.

    110th CONGRESS

    1st Session

    H. R. 393

    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.

    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

    January 10, 2007

    Mr. RANGEL introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

    A BILL

    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.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

    SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) Short Title- This Act may be cited as the `Universal National Service Act of 2007'.

    (b) Table of Contents- The table of contents for this Act is as follows:

    Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.

    TITLE I--NATIONAL SERVICE

    Sec. 101. Definitions.

    Sec. 102. National service obligation.

    Sec. 103. Induction to perform national service.

    Sec. 104. Two-year period of national service.

    Sec. 105. Implementation by the President.

    Sec. 106. Examination and classification of persons.

    Sec. 107. Deferments and postponements.

    Sec. 108. Induction exemptions.

    Sec. 109. Conscientious objection.

    Sec. 110. Discharge following national service.

    Sec. 111. Registration of females under the Military Selective Service Act.

    Sec. 112. Relation of title to registration and induction authority of Military Selective Service Act.

    TITLE II--FAVORABLE TREATMENT OF COMBAT PAY UNDER EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT MADE PERMANENT

    Sec. 201. Favorable treatment of combat pay under earned income tax credit made permanent.

    TITLE I--NATIONAL SERVICE


    SEC. 102. NATIONAL SERVICE OBLIGATION.

    (a) Obligation for Service- It is the obligation of every citizen of the United States, and every other person residing in the United States, who is between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform a period of national service as prescribed in this title unless exempted under the provisions of this title.

    (b) Forms of National Service- The national service obligation under this title shall be performed either--

    (1) as a member of an active or reserve component of the uniformed services; or

    (2) in a civilian capacity that, as determined by the President, promotes the national defense, including national or community service and service related to homeland security.

    (c) Age Limits- A person may be inducted under this title only if the person has attained the age of 18 and has not attained the age of 42.

    SEC. 103. INDUCTION TO PERFORM NATIONAL SERVICE.

    (a) Induction Requirements- The President shall provide for the induction of persons described in section 102(a) to perform their national service obligation.

    (b) Limitation on Induction for Military Service- Persons described in section 102(a) may be inducted to perform military service only if--

    (1) a declaration of war is in effect;

    (2) the President declares a national emergency, which the President determines necessitates the induction of persons to perform military service, and immediately informs Congress of the reasons for the declaration and the need to induct persons for military service; or

    (3) members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps are engaged in a contingency operation pursuant to a congressional authorization for the use of military force.

    (c) Limitation on Number of Persons Inducted for Military Service- When the induction of persons for military service is authorized by subsection (b), the President shall determine the number of persons described in section 102(a) whose national service obligation is to be satisfied through military service based on--

    (1) the authorized end strengths of the uniformed services; and

    (2) the feasibility of the uniformed services to recruit sufficient volunteers to achieve such end-strength levels.

    (3) provide a mechanism for the random selection of persons to be inducted to perform military service.

    (d) Selection for Induction-

    (1) RANDOM SELECTION FOR MILITARY SERVICE- When the induction of persons for military service is authorized by subsection (b), the President shall utilize a mechanism for the random selection of persons to be inducted to perform military service.

    (2) CIVILIAN SERVICE- Persons described in section 102(a) who do not volunteer to perform military service or are not inducted for military service shall perform their national service obligation in a civilian capacity pursuant to section 102(b)(2).

    (e) Voluntary Service- A person subject to induction under this title may--

    (1) volunteer to perform national service in lieu of being inducted; or

    (2) request permission to be inducted at a time other than the time at which the person is otherwise called for induction.

    SEC. 104. TWO-YEAR PERIOD OF NATIONAL SERVICE.

    (a) General Rule- Except as otherwise provided in this section, the period of national service performed by a person under this title shall be two years.

    (b) Grounds for Extension- At the discretion of the President, the period of military service for a member of the uniformed services under this title may be extended--

    (1) with the consent of the member, for the purpose of furnishing hospitalization, medical, or surgical care for injury or illness incurred in line of duty; or

    (2) for the purpose of requiring the member to compensate for any time lost to training for any cause.

    (c) Early Termination- The period of national service for a person under this title shall be terminated before the end of such period under the following circumstances:

    (1) The voluntary enlistment and active service of the person in an active or reserve component of the uniformed services for a period of at least two years, in which case the period of basic military training and education actually served by the person shall be counted toward the term of enlistment.

    (2) The admission and service of the person as a cadet or midshipman at the United States Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, the Coast Guard Academy, or the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

    (3) The enrollment and service of the person in an officer candidate program, if the person has signed an agreement to accept a Reserve commission in the appropriate service with an obligation to serve on active duty if such a commission is offered upon completion of the program.

    (4) Such other grounds as the President may establish.
     
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    I was drafted into the Army 70-71

    Me, and everyone else in my all drafted unit, hated everyday we had to be there.

    It was like forced slavery.

    The day I was discharged felt like I had just gotten out of prison.
     
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    i wonder what this type of program would cost..who is gonna go around enforcing it...other countries have this mandate..israel comes to mind.
     
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    ahh the draft...the lottery and all that entails....growing up at ft bragg...many times a young man would go to court for something...and the judge would give him the choice..jail or military...

    damn sunni you are an old one...i was in high school in 71...lol...
     
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    Got out of high school in 69

    Had a 57 Chevy with a large back seat! :eusa_angel:

    With hair down to my shoulders and bell bottom pants.

    All I did was chase girls and smoke a little you know what.

    I was having the time of my life.

    Till I got that %^#$# draft notice

    Then my life changed big time!!!! :eek:
     
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    If We, collectively, choose to do nothing about bullshit like this, then we deserve what we get.
     
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    If the legislation has been there since 2007 what has that to do with Obama?
     
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    Nothing. Just more hysteria from the wingnuts.

    And what the OP calls our president-elect should tell you all you need to know about the poster.
     
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    Caligirl Oh yes it is too!

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    Sponsor: Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] (introduced 1/10/2007) Cosponsors (2)Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-11] - 3/27/2007
    Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] - 3/9/2007


    Are these dems or republicans?
     

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