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New bill may reinstate the draft for 2005 April 14, 2004 8:07 am

Posted by djuggler in : Daily Life
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New bill may reinstate the draft for 2005 – The Guilfordian – World

The revised draft calls for all Americans between the ages of 18 and 26 to enlist in the military, including women. College students are not exempt from service, and neither are conscientious objectors, who would be placed in non-combative service.

In addition, the “Smart Border Declaration” of 2001 between the U.S. and Canada would monitor draft-dodgers from the U.S., implementing a “pre-clearance agreement” of people attempting to enter the country.
Rangel said he introduced the bill “in hopes that those people who make the decisions to go to war, to attack Iraq, would be better influenced against it if they had kids that would be placed in harm’s way…
“We’re not going to re-implement a draft,” said Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. …

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