A few weeks ago, John Kerry stepped in it by saying something to the effect that if you don't go to college and study hard, you'll end up in the military.

Uh...if Charles Rangel, the incoming chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee has his way, college, studying or anything else may not make a difference.

Who is pushing for a reinstatement of the draft?  Hint: it isn't the Republicans.  And it isn't just young men.

The article says that involuntary service would not just include the military:

"young people (would) commit themselves to a couple of years in service to this great republic, whether it's our seaports, our airports, in schools, in hospitals,"

And yet:

Rangel, a veteran of the Korean War who has unsuccessfully sponsored legislation on conscription in the past, said he will propose a measure early next year.

In 2003, he proposed a measure covering people age 18 to 26. This year, he offered a plan to mandate military service for men and women between age 18 and 42; it went nowhere in the Republican-led Congress.

(emphasis mine)

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  1. You missed the best part. If our sons and daughters are all in the military then we will be less likely to get into these wars.

    Ah, the overwhelming logic of a liberal.

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