Reinstate the draft?

by fritzg · 1 Comment ·

This article, featuring the views of Charles Rangel, D-NY is getting a lot of action on Newsvine. The premise is pretty simple. We should reinstate the draft so that all of us, including the sons and daughters of lawmakers, would bear the risk of wars we choose to engage. The theory is that would make the powers that be pause before committing our troops.

I have thought about this idea for a while now. While I do not think I would work to get the draft reinstated, I would support the effort to do so. But only if there were no exemptions. Everyone should serve or no one.

What do you think?

Tags: justice · peacemaking · politics · war

1 response so far ↓

  • Lise // Nov 20, 2006 at 5:10 pm

    The man has some good points, but I still can’t support a draft. Mostly because I can’t support a war or the killing of young adults for (almost) any reason.
    He makes a good point that Congress would be less likely to send its own kids to war, but look what happened in Vietnam. There were still exceptions. The rich and powerful will always find a way to get out of it.

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