Tuesday, December 26, 2006

This Is Only A Test

You know, like when you press the button on the smoke detector to see if you need batteries - or when you check your emergency speed dial to see if it really does call 911.

The U.S. is planning a test of the draft system even though they (the White House) claims that there are no plans to bring back the draft.
The last test of the military draft system was conducted in 1998 — and this probably will not occur until 2009, but the Selective Service will start planning for the 2009 tests next June or July, unless budget cuts force the agency to cancel them. They claim that this is merely a "readiness exercise".

Of course we all know that Charlie Rangel (Dem) NY, introduced a bill in Congress to bring back the draft... but that was just to get attention... actually many say that Rangel did this to prove a point, namely, that he believes that the "elite" in this country don't serve.

"A free government with an uncontrolled power of military conscription

is the most ridiculous and abominable contradiction and nonsense

that ever entered into the heads of men."
Congressman Daniel Webster
Speech in the House of Representatives, January 14, 1814

But, Go back to sleep America... the Rosie O'Donnell/Donald Trump spat is way more troubling for most.