[extropy-chat] US Politics: Draft?

Samantha Atkins samantha at objectent.com
Thu Apr 15 07:41:26 UTC 2004

Just in case we missed the fact that our government thinks it owns each 
of us, they will bring back involuntary servitude to the State to make 
it crystal clear.    Just in case working through May or so each year 
to pay involuntary money to the State didn't bring it home to us, they 
thought they would make the point more clearly.    Sigh.  History 
repeats itself and we mostly learn nothing.

- samantha

On Apr 12, 2004, at 5:34 AM, Robert J. Bradbury wrote:

> I've received some information about:
>>  Two companion bills, HR 163 and S 89, are currently pending,
>>  very quietly, in the Armed Services Committees of the US House
>>  and Senate.  These bills form the "Universal National Service Act"
>>  which would draft all American men and women aged 18-26 for military
>>  or civilian service, starting spring 2005.
> These are HR 163 and S 89 which can be looked up on 
> http://thomas.loc.gov/
> It looks like they are trying to draft people possibly into 2 years of
> service (so much for the volunteer military).
> The part that I'm scratching my head over was that they were introduced
> in early 2003 (before Iraq started) and didn't seem to go anywhere.
> Do they have to be reintroduced in 2004 or do they remain in the queue?
> The strange part is that one of the sponsors for the HR bill is 
> McDermott
> who is my congressman (who has to be one of the most liberal persons
> in the House of Representatives).
> Robert
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