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stan v
02-05-2003, 06:40 AM
By none other than Charlie Rangel D-NY (of course). At the top of this page you can order your hat celebrating the USS REAGAN, hurry.

http://www.nypost.com/postopinion/opedcolumnists/68412.htm

Barry
02-05-2003, 08:41 AM
This guy is a journalist?
Thank God he's not driving a bus for a living.
He's about as bright as a 25 watt bulb.

Rep Rangel's bill is not about reinstating the draft,but rather istituting compulsory miliatary
service(much like Israel). The idea being that
(and to a great degree its true) beacause the miliatary is not representative of the overall,economic and racial make up of the nation, the burden of war and combat is bore by
individuals from minority and lower economic households. His point is that the draft system is
skewed. If you believe there is no class system in this country, ask yourself why Noelle Bush (jeb's Daughter)isn't serving a prison sentence under the three strikes your out policy,for drug
law violations.

D
02-05-2003, 08:49 AM
Echoooooooooooooo
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stan v
02-05-2003, 08:51 AM
Ah, yes, first response in defense of Rangel would come from the great state of Massachusetts! You don't have to screech twice.

While we're on the subject, Barry, you need to get up to speed on who does serve in today's military (no one HAS to serve), and in what capacity they contribute. In an all volunteer force, how can any class be misrepresented? Liberals make this so easy.

[ 02-05-2003, 08:53 AM: Message edited by: stan v ]

On Vacation
02-05-2003, 09:03 AM
Posted by Barry;
"The idea being that (and to a great degree its true) beacause the miliatary is not representative of the overall,economic and racial make up of the nation, the burden of war and combat is bore by
individuals from minority and lower economic households"

We have been this route before with KittyKat.
Four military institutions, ever checked the enrollment guidlines and the waiting list of whos whos to get in, pilots of upper class in brains and economic, from families that have worked most of their young lifes at airports to gain knowledge of flying. You may not know that ain't cheap to own of learn to fly an airplane. These people are usually the first ones to be shot at in any war. They are not quite expendable resourses.

The group wearing the uniforms are highly skilled in all hightech fields, yes even the ground forces, and surely can make more on the outside doing many of the same jobs they are doing in uniform. Think again before you speak that these people are lowlifes and from the bottom of the barrel in our society. Just another class envy, left winged attack on the military with blinders. :(

[ 02-05-2003, 09:06 AM: Message edited by: Oyster ]

LeeG
02-05-2003, 10:23 AM
Stan,,what is the topic today?

Barry
02-05-2003, 04:14 PM
hey Stan, I wasn't defending Rangel's position.
I was pointing out the inadequacies of the noted editorial.
Regardless of political stripe,Mis-information is still mis- information.
To paraphrase the great educator Dr. John Dewey, an educated electorate is essential for the success of our democracy.

And to characterize me as some bleeding heart
naive liberal,because I live in Massachusetts,is
just as irresponsible as the stereotype that all Texans are incestuos inbreeding,cornpone trailer trash.

Barry