Friday, June 6, 2014

Lord help me, I agree with Charlie Rangel!!!

There are over 20 million former Jarheads, Zoomies, Squids and Grunts, in the U.S – better known as veterans. And because we have a volunteer military, this revered population is expected to dwindle by 50 percent over the next 25 years. So we wondered, what if military service was mandatory?

“It'd be a better and stronger and more patriotic America,” said Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY) who introduced the Universal National Service Act in 2003 and has been lobbying for it ever since. “If indeed a president decided that he is going to place our young people in harm’s way, the congress now has to go home and tell you why we need your kid.”

What we’re talking about is conscription, forcing every man and woman to serve their country. As in the 70’s, Americans may get desperate in how they dodge their responsibilities, but unlike the 100,000 that ran off to foreign countries, current dodgers may stay put, and hide behind their career.

"If we had mandatory service again, there would be ways of say working at a hospital or something. Working at a nursing home or those kinds of things,” said David Henderson, Associate Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Graduate School of Business and Public Policy. “So I would see that as the way people use to get out of being into the military rather than moving to Canada or Sweden or wherever.”

What IS the world coming to, when I agree with Charlie Rangel?!!!

But on the serious side, I've been a proponent of National Service ever since I met a guy who was raised in Israel.  He was actually in the British Navy by choice.  But he had already done his Israeli Service, and because his mother was a Brit, he joined Her Majesty's Big Grey Canoe Club to see the world and to get more free training.

I'd never heard of any kind of 'national service' other than a military draft, so I listened to him for the 6 days we were together.  I've thought that it's exactly what this country needs to get us back where we once were.  If nothing else, I personally believe that it would kill some of the ME, ME, ME shit that our country NOW has so much of.

And as a veteran I am absolutely against mandatory military service.  But there are plenty of schools, hospitals, nursing homes, V.A Hospitals, National Parks etc, etc, etc that need working hands to keep them going.  I'll even go so far as to say, if you don't want to do ANY of those jobs, I've got your easy out.

You also give up your ability to get any federally backed student loans, FHA loans, farm loans, SBA loans or any such help, and you would not be able to vote.  If you don't want to help the country run, in other words, you sure as hell better not expect it to help you run!    

I have no hope that this will ever happen, but I can hope.


alan said...

I have long held the same thought. Some type of public service should be mandatory after high school graduation - age - If you are going to college, then your summers for 4 consecutive years are taken up in some type of service.

I know that a lot of people are annoyed by the white shirt and tie with black name tag wearing, bicycle riding, Mormon missionaries, but when you tell a 18(now) or 19 year old kid to go out into the world and serve, unpaid, in fact paying for it himself, and obey the rules of conduct imposed, and be unsupervised while doing it....he grows up.

Military service? not compulsory. That would further deplete that standards, but maybe something similar to a "job corps". Although military service would meet the intent.

How many massive fires do we have every year? It amazes me that the greenies want us to save the trees by not allowing a) nature to take its course and b) cleaning out all of the underbrush. Sounds like a perfect summer job of service.

There are millions of things that can be done to help improve our country while providing room, board, and a token wage. Then as you said, tie it to access to any type of government backed loans or benefits (dare I say "entitlements") in the future.

Didn't JFK say something about this once?....yeah I know he did, but since it doesn't have # in front of it, most people have probably forgotten.

A Few Good Poots said...

Draft all the illegals and A Freak Kanz.

The after 4 years of service, we pull a little trick on them all.........

We shoot them!... Get it?

El Whappo said...

Actually we should promise citizen ship to any illegal that will help build an impenetrable border wall. We make a bunch of housing and provide food etc.

The catch? It's that the they are housed on the SOUTH SIDE OF THE FENCE. So, when the wall is finally finished, they find they are on the Mexico side and we don't let them cross back.


Surprise Muthafukka said...

Better yet it's we install a border long cattle grate and signs saying WELCOME TO AMERICA, HOME OF FREE STUFF.
I would even chip on to pay for the 50,000 volt electric bill.

I want a bean feast
Cream buns and doughnuts and fruitcake with no nuts so good you could go nuts.
No, now!
I want a ball
I want a party
Pink macaroons and a million balloons and performing baboons and
Give it to me now.
I want the world,
I want the whole world.
I want to lock it all up in my pocket
It's my bar of chocolate
Give it to me now!
I want today
I want tomorrow
I want to wear them like braids in my hair and I don't want to share them
I want a party with roomfuls of laughter
Ten thousand ton of ice cream
And if I don't get the things I am after
I'm going to scream!
I want the works,
I want the whole works!
Presents and prizes and sweets and surprises in all shapes and sizes,
And now!
Don't care how I want it now!
Don't care how I want it now!

Professionally Black said...

Dat soun like Big Brack Challies teme sawng

Unt Shoots Zee Resht! said...

Look, we bus 30,000,000 kids to school and back EVERY DAY. I think over a whole summer when the kids are out and the busses are sitting idle we could ship a good fukking chunk of illegals back.

Dr Blade Poots said...

The true way to deal with illegals with compassion?

Don't send them home, let them stay and be citizens. But, to earn this privilege, they all work for 2 years building an impenetrable border wall.

When the wall is built and their 2 years are done.... We sterilize every last fucking one of them.

Eventually the problem will go away by itself.

Capt. ZORCH said...

But I LIKE the 30,000 volt cattle grate idea.

Just dont forget who hillerys buddy in the WH is said...

Nohead GurgleShtump said...

Guess who's going on a diet?

Phriday Phuck Munky said...

Yo, where's Friday Funkys? Go score some Special K and let's get this party Rockin!

Suction BUTT said...

Fuk dis Jarhaid just Grunted a Shquid outta his Zoomie.
An it Shmell BAAAAAAD.

Kate Turabian said...


Fuk, dis.......

Traveling Poots said...

Going on a biz trip for a couple days. See who can figure out where. Here's a hint....

"As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."

Anonymous said...

Down under?