The recent announcement of Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y. that he will submit a bill in the next congressional session to make military service mandatory, should send shivers up your spine. Here are his own words: "I'm going to introduce legislation to have universal military service to let everyone have an opportunity to defend the Free World against the threats coming to us." For those who can no longer recall the history of the Viet Nam period, it would be simple to repeat the arguments that were used to discredit the nature of a military draft. While those condemnations were valid and remain so today, they often missed the most fundamental reason to oppose universal service to the State.
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