Does Anybody Feel a Draft?
Ray Robison wonders whether the Democrats
, including Charlie Rangel and John Murtha, will pursue a draft of young men and women now that they have been elected to majority positions in both houses.As such, it is possible that Congressman Rangel’s latest draft proposal will come up for consideration in the House. With Murtha riding heard over the Democrats, he may well push them to approve Rangel’s draft legislation submitted earlier this year. Rangel and Murtha both served in the military at time of war in Korea and Vietnam respectively. The draft was in effect at the time each man was in the military. Both have called for it publicly or submitted legislation. How long can it be until they get what they asked for now that they are in charge of the House?
My suspicion is that this was just a way of scaring young people, who we know voted heavily for Democrats this time around. If the Democrats ever actually instituted a draft, I suspect you'd see a large percentage of those youngsters deserting their newfound party.