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, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the favorable treatment afforded combat pay under the earned income tax credit, and for other purposes.Regardless of who you were you'd be snapped up and forced to do the bidding of the federal taskmasters at whatever job they decided to place you in, if you fall within their age ranges. And, lest you think the bill is unfair it does go to some length to see to it that women are now included in the draft, (fair's fair, I guess) and the exemptions are so few that even homosexuals and the Amish would likely be
Fortunately, this bill is in committee, has no current co-sponsors and will likely (hopefully) die a well deserved bureaucratic death. But....given the sheer numbers of hard left socialists in control up there, this Euro inspired "service" bill could conceivably find its way to the floor and be placed up for a vote. All too often we have heard people on the Right and the Left blather on about the need for national service. This type of bill will have supporters, both vocal and silent on both sides of the aisle. I have no faith that it won't sit around until the situation is optimal for it to be re-introduced under a Democratic President where it could gain serious traction. This is certainly something that all people, (especially if you are between the ages of 18 and 42 or a parent) should be keeping a close watch on.
Libertarian, Draft, Politics