I received a call from a person who is trying to provide awareness for this bill, HR-5741. This bill will give Obama complete power over all draft age persons 18-45
My question is, do you think this is a valid concern when the Senate votes on this after the elections perhaps during the holidays
I am also sending this to many candidates to help me understand if this could be passed as a part of the lame duck after the election. Would the senate really enrage the people and pass this in a lame duck.
I am looking for input as to whether I forward to everyone, as I think this would really upset people. And I want to make sure that this is a valid concern.
In breif this is what power would be given to the president:
•To re-instate the draft
•To draft all persons – everyone from the ages of 18-42 to serve in some capacity for 2 years for the government
•To allow the president to create his National Security Force from the inlistments
H.R. 5741: Universal National Service Act
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, and for other purposes.
For context, Congressman Rangel has introduced this bill many times in the past. Each time, it has received very little support, and Rangel knows it has no chance of being passed. For more, see his press release.