Coming to terms with being human.


Are You Ready to get Drafted?

a note: this post is absolutely serious

Both the Senate and the House are considering bills that will institute mandatory government service for men and women ages 18-26. Here is the actual title description of bills S89 and HR163, cut and pasted from (yes, the sentences are identical).

“To provide for the common defense by requiring that all young persons in the United States, including women, perform a period of military service or a period of civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, and for other purposes.”

Write your Congressmen. Tell your friends. I’m 28; you’re the ones getting kidnapped.


  • At 8:37 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Don't fall into the half truth trap and get all emotional thinking that the current administration is quietly trying to steal you or your children. Read who sponsored the 2 bills. S.89 is sponsored by Sen. Ernest Hollings a South Carolina democrat. HR163 is sponsered by Charles Rangel the ultra demorcratic represenative from New York and co-sponsored by 14 other represenatives- all democrats. These bills were submitted as a protest of war by some antiwar democrats to get the President's attention and to let him know that they disapprove of the war. They have NO chance of becoming law. These facts are easy to find if you do a little research before you get all fired up. I do find it funny though that while many of the people in the Democratic party scream "Bush is trying to restart the draft" and Kerry in his talks says the same thing that the truth is that the only pending legislation concerning reinstituting the draft was totally submitted by our Democratic lawmakers. Think people....

  • At 7:34 AM , Blogger Matt Van Natta said...

    This is Matt, the SelfUnfocused Guy,

    I have heard that the bill was meant tongue in cheek. So I wrote all the congresspersons who sponsored the bill in both houses. I explained that people have been taking the bill seriously and that I was going to report it as such unless a better explanation came along. No one replied.
    I have received reply messages from Senators that received near hate mail from me. Frankly, I find it strange that I have received no reply. The absence of something isn't proof of anything, however. So go with Anonymous' loving advice. Think for yourselves, don't take my word.


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