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I read in a news paper that some congressman is trying to get it mandatory that people out of high school serve at least two years in the armed forces.

What do you guys think? Personally I would hate to go fight, for example when Clinton sent those soldiers over seas to bomb someone just to take the heat off of himself.
 

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from cnn.com

sounds like just an idea from another liberal without any real plan.except maybe that in his last statement. sounds as though he thinks if we have eneough young preople going into the military(he doesn't give an age)then everyone will worry so much about them having to go to war at some time,nobody will want to send them.now i know i'm not the "brightest bulb" in the box,but i'm having trouble finding the logic in that?????????

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A Democratic lawmaker said Sunday he will introduce a bill in the next session of Congress to make military service mandatory.

Rep. Charles Rangel, D-New York, said such legislation could make members of Congress more reluctant to authorize military action.

"I'm going to introduce legislation to have universal military service to let everyone have an opportunity to defend the free world against the threats coming to us," Rangel said on CNN's "Late Edition."

"I'm talking about mandatory service."

The Korean War veteran has accused the Bush administration and some fellow lawmakers of being too willing to go to war with Iraq.

In October, he voted against a joint resolution authorizing military action against Iraq. It passed 296-133 in the House and 77-23 in the Senate.

"When you talk about a war, you're talking about ground troops, you're talking about enlisted people, and they don't come from the kids and members of Congress," he said.

"I think, if we went home and found out that there were families concerned about their kids going off to war, there would be more cautiousness and a more willingness to work with the international community than to say, 'Our way or the highway.' "

Rangel did not provide specifics of his proposal
 

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Rangel did that because he is against the war. His reasoning was that if everyone had to serve -- including the rich and the sons and daughters of government officials -- they would not be so quick to send people into war........
 

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exactly.that's why i can't see THE logic.i can see HIS logic,but then lots of people seem to view the world through rose colored glasses:rolleyes:
 

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Just a thought

Could be good for some of the misguided youth of today. Put some meaning in their lives and give them some direction.
 

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LOL

i know i'm not the "brightest bulb" in the box
Your a true 40 watt'er LOL Just kidding. I don't see what purpose a Draft will serve. I remenber what happened during the Nam era and how the rich and influential went in the national guard and never left the states, or never had to serve at all while the common man went to war and died. A draft today would be no different.
 

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Discipline Training!

I went thru basic training in 1990 and saw alot of gang bangers and your every day thug turn their lives around. I'm sure the rest of you saw the same thing if you served. I always thought that the moment you turn 18 should atleast have to attend basic training. The weapons training could be left out for obvious reasons. Let them do the 4:30 wake up for PT and the close order drill and all the fun stuff that changes a person. I can bet this country wouldn't have the crime rate and the drug problem that we face today. I'm not saying that it wouldn't be there but it sure couldn't be any worse.

Just my 2 cents!!
 

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I'm for some type of strict public service!

At least maybe everyone would appreciate what they've got a little more. Too many people are just plain spoiled.
 

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Sad to say.........two guys I used to work with served for a while. One was fired for stealing and the other was worthless, he was demoted. Not that this represents everyone.........but some people........you just can't change.
 

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That's what i'm taling about, it won't change everyone cause some people are to damn ignorant. It would change alot of peoples lives for the better. It wouldn't have to be 8 or 10 weeks long like regular boot camp, it could be 4 weeks long. I remember they had alot of people broke by the time the fourth week rolled around! I know I wasn't a civilian minded person anymore!
 

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The very essence of this country is that very little is mandatory.

I do not ever want to see a mandatory system where the government dictates what we must do and when.

I agree that many young men and women could and would benifit from the regimented discipline that the armed services would provide, but I cannot agree that it should be a mandatory requirement.

My opinion,

Kim
 

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Listen up guys, here's the real deal, Charlie Rangel, a black liberal freak from New York is just bringing this up to cause trouble for Bush, his belief is that only poor kids go to war, regardless of the fact that it is VOLUNTARY. Also, he seem oblivious to the fact that in the Gulf War a disproportinate number of WHITE soldiers were in combat compared to there minority counterparts. Stats dont' lie. Some of you are probably right about discipline, but c'mon, where would we get the money for an army that big??? All arm forces met there recruitment quota's early last year, they had to turn some people down.
 
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