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    Congressman Rangel Pushes for Military Draft Vote Ahead of Syria Action

    Congressman Rangel Pushes for Military Draft Vote Ahead of Syria Action

    The Daily Sheeple
    September 4th, 2013
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    Just in case you were wondering who some members of Congress expect will be fighting the next war alongside Al Qaeda in Syria, we have your answer.

    According to Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY) he’s ready to send all of America’s children into harm’s way through a forced military draft, much like we had during Vietnam.

    “I truly believe we should have a national draft act before the Congress acts,” Rangel said on “Weekends with Alex Witt” on MSNBC.

    “We must question why and how we go to war, and who decides to send our men and women into harm’s way,” the 22–term representative and decorated Korean War veteran said earlier this year.

    Rangel told Witt that military recruiting currently focuses on the unemployed and low-income Americans .

    “There is no question in my mind that time and time again presidents of the United States introduce our young men and women into harm’s way, and members supporting it, knowing that their families, their loved ones would not be placed in this. And if you take a look at the background as to where they are recruiting, they’re not in the Hamptons, they’re not at the wealthy areas, they go where unemployment is high …”

    When asked Sunday how he would vote on a strike against Syria if a vote were taken today, Rangel did not mince words. “There’s no question in my mind I would vote ‘no,’ because so far there’s been no evidence that what’s happening in Libya (sic) is a threat to our national security.”

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    The Congressman served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

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    WOW, always a first but I agree with Rangel !!!, As a world power we need civilians with basic training which provides a continuous group that could be available if a large war occurred. Second issue is we have a generation of young people who never had any discipline in home or school.

    The issue of what Rangel brings up that if there were a draft we would have less war because those in power do not want their children in harms way is correct.

    The idea of 2 years service to our country is worth considering perhaps it may be a way to slow the immigration issue.
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