....as evidently Congressman Charlie Rangel has introduced a national service act that would require young people to serve the government for a period of two years.
If you want to know why this is a bad idea--beyond the reality of the 13th Amendment being egregiously violated of course--just ask any soldier who served in Vietnam and continued through the Reagan years about the ability and motivation of drafted soldiers vs. volunteers. There was a reason that the Persians had their best troops driving their second best troops into the all-volunteer killing machine of the Spartans at Thermopylae, to put it mildly, which is the same reason the Soviets needed to put their best machine guns BEHIND the first wave of infantry during World War Two.
One would figure that Mr. Rangel would have some historical memories that would make him abhor this idea, but apparently not.
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