December 31, 2002
SGT. STRYKER SAYS THAT CHARLES RANGEL IS WRONG ABOUT THE DRAFT: Me, I just think it's funny that it's the Democrats calling for a draft now. I don't see this as a winning political strategy, though.
UPDATE: A reader likes the Rangel approach and wants to extend it:
I say, excellent idea! Next, New York's very own Sir Charles with the lifetime seat will put forward legislation requiring all Congressfolk to send their kids to public schools. Perhaps this will help re-focus the debate on education reform.
We're more likely to see the draft back first, I think. And we're not likely to see that at all.
UPDATE: Reader Arthur Fleischman notes that the essence of Rangel's strategy is to have a draft so that people can oppose it, and asks:
Basically, isn't Mr. Rangel's proposal one which is designed to reduce the capability of the military while increasing opposition to our government's policies?
That's what Stryker thinks. And I think he's right.