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Old November 6th, 2004, 09:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I thought this was funny.

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PRESS RELEASE
from the office of
CONGRESSMAN JOHN SHIMKUS
website: www.house.gov/shimkus
e-mail: [email protected]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Doug Bugger
September 29, 2004
618/344-3065; 618/322-9246


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SHIMKUS REBUTS RUMORS OF REINSTATEMENT OF DRAFT

Washington, DC...Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-19) has issued a
statement regarding persistent rumors that the federal government is considering
bringing back the military draft.

"I support an all-volunteer military and don't anticipate any need to implement a draft,"
Shimkus said. "Unfortunately, the possible reinstatement of the military draft is being
used for political purposes as a scare tactic when there is no reason for such a move and
there is no sentiment for it by the majority in Congress or the Bush Administration."

Currently, there are two opposing bills in the House of Representatives regarding the
military draft. Representative Charlie Rangel (D-NY) introduced a bill that would require
all citizens between the ages of 18 to 26, both men and women, to perform a period of
either military service or civilian service in defense and homeland security. HR 163 is
currently awaiting action in the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Total Force.
Conversely, Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) introduced HR 487, which would repeal
the Military Selective Service Act, thereby ending military conscription. The bill is also
awaiting action in the Subcommittee on Total Force.

"Neither bill has any support," Shimkus said. "And the Pentagon has said there is no
need to consider the draft. We continue to have amazing numbers of brave men and
women volunteering to serve. As the World War II generation has been called the
Greatest Generation, I have begun calling today's young men and women volunteers the
Next Great Generation."

The military draft was in continuous operation from 1940 until early in 1973, when the
Nixon Administration ended the draft, returning to a reliance on volunteers.



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So it was the Republicans that both got us out of Vietnam AND ended the draft? WOW!


http://www.usatoday.com/news/politic.../countymap.htm

http://www.princeton.edu/~rvdb/JAVA/election2004/


Hmm...
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Old November 6th, 2004, 09:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Old November 6th, 2004, 09:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old November 6th, 2004, 09:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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wow douchetardss... lol , check it out now. Another of my hated political threads
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Old November 6th, 2004, 09:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
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i hate those maps. you see the map, and you think that bush must have won by like 60%. but what you don't realize is that the democrats won a lot of high-population areas. those maps sometimes piss me off because of how misreprentative they are.
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Old November 6th, 2004, 09:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What it looks like they did was take any county that had a small amount of bush votes and make em red. But anyways, there is one map I posted that looks to be very legit.
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Old November 6th, 2004, 11:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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yeah, this one dosen't look very true to what actually happened
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Old November 6th, 2004, 11:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
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