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Tag: Draft
  • Universal service on the ‘national agenda’?

    Last month in the Wall Street Journal, Gen. McChrystal blessed us with a proposal in which he declared that what the United States really needed right now was “universal national service.” (A free copy can be found here.) That’s right.  In a time of never before seen debt levels and frustratingly important scandals that include Orwellian surveillance revelations, Americans …

  • In Opposition to Selective Service

    The talk radio station I listen to daily sometimes runs a PSA about Selective Service. It starts out by saying all the things that a man is able to do when he turns 18, finally turning its attention to Selective Service. If you do not file with the Selective Service System, the PSA warns, you …

  • Should Christians volunteer for military service?

    Q. Should Christians volunteer for military service?  A. That depends.  Right now?  No.  Other times?  Maybe. The American military in its present capacity simply is not being used in just or moral manner — not to mention how far it has strayed from its constitutional purpose.  Because of this, I’d argue that a Christian cannot …

  • H.R. 5741: Universal National Service Act

    From the heading of the 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 …

  • Flawed Foreign Policy

    In a brief article on AntiWar.com today, Ron Paul argues that a draft or mandatory service requirement is not inconceivable in the United States today, but ought to be out of the question in a free society.  Moreover, he continues, any apparent “need” for a draft is all too often created by none other than …

  • The potential for real change is there…

    …it just needs to be organized.  I am the Editor of my college paper, and one of the features I have added this year is a political debate column which runs in every weekly issue.  How it works is I propose a topic each week to the three columnists, one of whom is a Republican, …

  • Further calls for a universal draft…

    …this time coming from the right.  Obama appointee Rahm Emanuel is seconded on Fox News by “conservative” columnist Tony Blankley: