Last week, the Democratic Party-controlled Congress produced a Democrat-dominated Congressional Committee panel announcement that it was “time for women to be cleared for combat positions.” This is a curious announcement, since the military is easily meeting all recruitment goals and has not asked for this, and the timing of it in the middle of a lame-duck period should raise eyebrows.
Right on cue, blogs began to be salted with comments from “women” claiming to be out-performing their male counterparts on PT tests, and grumbling about being barred from combat duty. This has been added to the current media narrative already found in papers across the country – “some regions disproportionately serve in the military” and that “disparity” should be “fixed.” Unemployed and undisciplined youth it is “suggested,” could “benefit” from national service, plus repetitions of the disproved lie that our current high-tech, high skill, multilingual military is full of the “poor and uneducated.” Hmm. To employ the favorite media rhetoric: “Experts suggest” and “Data suggest” that … “something wicked this way comes.”
Quite a number of people who have neither military experience nor background nor interest for soldiering may shrug. If some women want to be in combat, then isn’t it the dreaded “intolerant” to say no? After all, we have an all-volunteer military, so male or female, if one wants to join the military as a career; they can, and concurrently, not join as the case may be. It’s quite obvious that a volunteer army is self-selecting, appealing to only those who have an affinity and talent for soldiering and the military life. This self-selecting saves the military numerous enormous headaches – they start with a population that wants to be there, instead having to sort out and manage a hodge-podge of disgruntled civilians – the onerous separating the sheep from the goats – that is the result of a Draft. Not every male is cut out for combat; the military spends quite a bit of its time already testing and sorting out who’s better at it than who is not within the all-volunteer military. Only a fraction of all military positions are actual combat, even true during the height of World War II, so there is no practical need to open it to women. What happens though when the all-volunteer military abruptly isn’t volunteer anymore – to serve not the nation, but the goals of one political party?
The wild card is being held up the Democratic Party’s sleeve: the game-changing, odious and despicable H.R.5741 — Universal National Service Act, quietly reintroduced by now-disgraced Democrat Charles Rangel in this session of Congress this past summer, waiting for an opportune moment, that is when no one looking, to be voted into law.
Disgraced Democrat Charles Rangel’s bill has morphed over the past several years, from its initial very bad idea, heavily praised and promoted early on expressly as a means to sour Americans on any military undertakings by Democrat Hillary Clinton, of a Universal Draft of all males and females 18-26; to today’s extremist version of a totalitarian national servitude by Draft, under the direct authority and highly centralized control of the POTUS as Commander-in-Chief, of all males and females, 18-42 for three types of service:
2) National Service
3) Other Purpose
No provision in this bill exists to address the problem of a husband and wife with children, and both parents being called up for service. There are no limits specified to the chillingly vague “Other Purpose.” Politically-appointed committees determine who is selected for “Military” who gets “National Service” and who under the full force of government authority, must abandon a job, business or family to be tasked for “Other Purpose.” The potential for massive fraud, bribery and abuse in such a system is enormous, the uncertainly and disruption this would cause amongst our most productive sector of our economy and amongst families would be devastating.
The Democratic Party evidently still secretly harbors its reprehensible love of slavery. It’s despicable that such an inhumane scheme would come out of the minds of men and women who have lived in comfort, peace and security all their lives; this disgusting desire to deny to the next generations of Americans by oppressive legislation what Rangel and his fellow Democrats like Hillary Clinton take for granted for themselves. That they introduced it, it’s waiting, they have a multi-faceted campaign to promote it, they fully intended to push it through with a Democratic Party majority and a sitting president, Obama, who wants it for his disturbing vision of a “National Service Corps as well-funded as the military” is clear or they wouldn’t have slipped the bill into the House this year.
Its passage is now uncertain with a GOP resurgence to rein in what is becoming rampant Democratic Party legislative excesses, but it never should have even occurred to any Democrat to even consider anything remotely like this in the first place. As with previous efforts, Democrats will just put H.R .5741 it back in the file cabinet, waiting for another chance, put a new number on it to confuse identifying it, sell it as a noble-sounding “National Service” when it should be burned. One would say, “Shame,” but it’s evidently a word and moral concept wasted on a political party that has none.