While I believe that military service is a good thing for most Americans to enter into, as it builds character, pride of country, teamwork and tolerance to name a few things, I do not believe it should be mandated by the government. This bill is so ambiguous and provides so much unchecked power to the President that it is a danger to the survival of the Republic. Ostensibly, if passed, this legislation will allow the President to "declare a national emergency, which the President determines necessitates the induction of persons to perform military service, and immediately informs Congress of the reasons for the declaration and the need to induct persons for military service". He would have the authority to determine "The types, manner, standards and means of satisfactory civilian service that may be performed in order for a person to satisfy the person’s national service obligation under this title."
So, in today's environment, where the presidency and congress are controlled by a runaway and out of control progressive faction of the left, if this law were already in place, what would constitute a national emergency? Is it defined in the bill? I couldn't find it. There are other definitions listed, but not that one. Would the projection of a million people meeting on the mall in Washington to protest government actions (or non actions) constitute a "national emergency"? Two Million? Five million? Does this bill provide the President the authority to create "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded as our military", which obama spoke about in his July 2, 2008 speech ? Hmmm, and who pays for that? And where does that money come from - the Money Tree in the Rose Garden? It appears that's the environment H.R. 5741 creates.
Not to confuse the issue, but there's another bill out there H.R.675 (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h675/text), which is designed "To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide police officers, criminal investigators, and game law enforcement officers of the Department of Defense with authority to execute warrants, make arrests, and carry firearms." Hmmm, civilians, executing warrants... hey, a "civilian national security force". Now that's... interesting.
Here's the article on H.R. 5741...
Slavery bill H.R. 5741 is now in debate
July 26, 9:31 PM Long Beach City Buzz Examiner Danita Craft
H.R. 5741 is now being debated - 2 years of forced labor from everyone between 18 and 42
H..R. 5741 is currently being argued in the house of representatives. If passed, H.R. 5741 will give the president the power to require 2 years of compulsory service from every US resident between ages 18 and 42. That's not a misprint: everyone between ages eighteen and forty-two will be required to serve in any capacity at the president's whim.
This bill will destroy US commerce as citizens are reassigned to service. The bill's sponsor is Charles Rangel, a democrat from New York. The bill does not yet have a co-sponsor. It was introduced on July 15th and is now before the armed services committee.
Prison Planet reports, "Under this new legislation nearly all, able bodied Americans will be sentenced to two years of forced labor. The infrastructure is already in place for those unwilling to participate in mandatory service and now the army is looking to fill it’s ranks with Interment/Resettlement Specialists."
"The slavery bill is currently in debate in the House Committee on Armed Services chaired by Rep Ike Skelton a democrat from Missouri. Those who oppose mandatory slavery should contact Rep. Skelton. Many bills die in committee and this bill should meet the same fate."
The slavery bill H.R. 5741 is now being debated. It will allow the president to require 2 years of service between every US resident between 18 and 42. The Libertarian Examiner says. "The bill HR 5741 is government sanctioned slavery. Read it and weep."
Getting Nervous Yet?