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Bush's War's and the Draft is coming (you better care now!!!)

Just an update, The correct URL for the bill on the Thomas register is:

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:H.R.393:

People need to take action by calling the congressional switchboard at their 800 # tell your representative in congress that you oppose H.R. 393.

877-851-6437

Allison Howes wrote:

> > This Bill is waiting for Bush to sign, right after the next > Event, OR maybe before.

> > Once the war with Iran begins, if you're eligible, look for a > notice. Notice the wording of the document. > It states, 'all persons'...............that means male and > female.

> > > > A draft will be necessary for the coming war with Iran.

> > And make no mistake, we have not sent two carrier fleets and nuclear > submarines to Iran

> > for a vacation. This insane president and his war-mongering lackeys > want war and more war.

> > It is our children that will be used as cannon fodder.

> > > > A continued "war upon terrorism" while our own nation is being invaded > by illegals, drug smugglers, and gangs from our Southern borders and our > government, instead of securing our borders, prosecutes and imprisons > those border agents that do their job.

> > That alone indicates that this war is a farce.

> > > > Support Our Troops? Let's support bringing them home!

> > > Bush Is About to Attack Iran

> > > /Why Can't Americans See it?/ > Paul Craig Roberts / ANTIWAR.com:

> > > > > > > New Draft: All Persons 18-42- Universal National Service Act > of 2007 > Universal National Service Act of 2007 (Introduced in House)

> > HR 393 IH

> > 110th CONGRESS

> > 1st Session

> > H. R. 393

> To require all persons in the United States between the ages > of 18 and 42 to perform national service, either as a member > of the uniformed services or in civilian service in > furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, > to authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed > services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of > the uniformed services, to amend the Internal Revenue Code > of 1986 to make permanent the favorable treatment afforded > combat pay under the earned income tax credit, and for other > purposes.

> > IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

> > January 10, 2007

> Mr. RANGEL introduced the following bill; which was referred > to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the > Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently > determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of > such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the > committee concerned

> > A BILL

> To require all persons in the United States between the ages > of 18 and 42 to perform national service, either as a member > of the uniformed services or in civilian service in > furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, > to authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed > services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of > the uniformed services, to amend the Internal Revenue Code > of 1986 to make permanent the favorable treatment afforded > combat pay under the earned income tax credit, and for other > purposes.

> > Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of > the United States of America in Congress assembled,

> > SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS. > > (a) Short Title- This Act may be cited as the `Universal > National Service Act of 2007'.

> > READ FULL BILL HERE:

> > thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/qu...0:H.R.393

> :

> > __________________

> > (a) Induction Requirements- The President shall provide for > the induction of persons described in section 102(a) to > perform their national service obligation.

> > (b) Limitation on Induction for Military Service- Persons > described in section 102(a) may be inducted to perform > military service only if--

> > (1) a declaration of war is in effect;

> > (2) the President declares 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; or

> > (3) members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps > are engaged in a contingency operation pursuant to a > congressional authorization for the use of military force.

> > (c) Limitation on Number of Persons Inducted for Military > Service- When the induction of persons for military service > is authorized by subsection (b), the President shall > determine the number of persons described in section 102(a) > whose national service obligation is to be satisfied through > military service based on--

> > (1) the authorized end strengths of the uniformed services; > and

> > (2) the feasibility of the uniformed services to recruit > sufficient volunteers to achieve such end-strength levels.

> > (3) provide a mechanism for the random selection of persons > to be inducted to perform military service.

> > (d) Selection for Induction-

> > (1) RANDOM SELECTION FOR MILITARY SERVICE- When the > induction of persons for military service is authorized by > subsection (b), the President shall utilize a mechanism for > the random selection of persons to be inducted to perform > military service.

> > (2) CIVILIAN SERVICE- Persons described in section 102(a) > who do not volunteer to perform military service or are not > inducted for military service shall perform their national > service obligation in a civilian capacity pursuant to > section 102(b)(2).

> > (e) Voluntary Service- A person subject to induction under > this title may--

> > (1) volunteer to perform national service in lieu of being > inducted; or

> > (2) request permission to be inducted at a time other than > the time at which the person is otherwise called for > induction.

> > SEC. 104. TWO-YEAR PERIOD OF NATIONAL SERVICE.

> > (a) General Rule- Except as otherwise provided in this > section, the period of national service performed by a > person under this title shall be two years.

> > (b) Grounds for Extension- At the discretion of the > President, the period of military service for a member of > the uniformed services under this title may be extended--

> > (1) with the consent of the member, for the purpose of > furnishing hospitalization, medical, or surgical care for > injury or illness incurred in line of duty; or

> > (2) for the purpose of requiring the member to compensate > for any time lost to training for any cause.

> > (c) Early Termination- The period of national service for a > person under this title shall be terminated before the end > of such period under the following circumstances:

> > (1) The voluntary enlistment and active service of the > person in an active or reserve component of the uniformed > services for a period of at least two years, in which case > the period of basic military training and education actually > served by the person shall be counted toward the term of > enlistment.

> > (2) The admission and service of the person as a cadet or > midshipman at the United States Military Academy, the United > States Naval Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, > the Coast Guard Academy, or the United States Merchant > Marine Academy.

> > (3) The enrollment and service of the person in an officer > candidate program, if the person has signed an agreement to > accept a Reserve commission in the appropriate service with > an obligation to serve on active duty if such a commission > is offered upon completion of the program.

> > (4) Such other grounds as the President may establish.

> > SEC. 105. IMPLEMENTATION BY THE PRESIDENT.

> > (a) In General- The President shall prescribe such > regulations as are necessary to carry out this title.

> > (b) Matter to Be Covered by Regulations- Such regulations > shall include specification of the following:

> > (1) The types of civilian service that may be performed in > order for a person to satisfy the person's national service > obligation under this title.

> > (2) Standards for satisfactory performance of civilian > service and of penalties for failure to perform civilian > service satisfactorily.

> > (3) The manner in which persons shall be selected for > induction under this title, including the manner in which > those selected will be notified of such selection.

> > (4) All other administrative matters in connection with the > induction of persons under this title and the registration, > examination, and classification of such persons.

> > (5) A means to determine questions or claims with respect to > inclusion for, or exemption or deferment from induction > under this title, including questions of conscientious > objection.

> > (6) Standards for compensation and benefits for persons > performing their national service obligation under this > title through civilian service.

> > (7) Such other matters as the President determines necessary > to carry out this title.

> > (c) Use of Prior Act- To the extent determined appropriate > by the President, the President may use for purposes of this > title the procedures provided in the Military Selective > Service Act (50 U.S.C. App. 451 et seq.), including > procedures for registration, selection, and induction.

> > SEC. 106. EXAMINATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF PERSONS.

> > (a) Examination- Every person subject to induction under > this title shall, before induction, be physically and > mentally examined and shall be classified as to fitness to > perform national service.

> > (b) Different Classification Standards- The President may > apply different classification standards for fitness for > military service and fitness for civilian service.

> > SEC. 107. DEFERMENTS AND POSTPONEMENTS.

> > (a) High School Students- A person who is pursuing a > standard course of study, on a full-time basis, in a > secondary school or similar institution of learning shall be > entitled to have induction under this title postponed until > the person--

> > (1) obtains a high school diploma;

> > (2) ceases to pursue satisfactorily such course of study; or

> > (3) attains the age of 20.

> > (b) Hardship and Disability- Deferments from national > service under this title may be made for--

> > (1) extreme hardship; or

> > (2) physical or mental disability.

> > (c) Training Capacity- The President may postpone or suspend > the induction of persons for military service under this > title as necessary to limit the number of persons receiving > basic military training and education to the maximum number > that can be adequately trained.

> > (d) Termination- No deferment or postponement of induction > under this title shall continue after the cause of such > deferment or postponement ceases.

> > SEC. 108. INDUCTION EXEMPTIONS.

> > (a) Qualifications- No person may be inducted for military > service under this title unless the person is acceptable to > the Secretary concerned for training and meets the same > health and physical qualifications applicable under section > 505 of title 10, United States Code, to persons seeking > original enlistment in a regular component of the Armed > Forces.

> > (b) Other Military Service- No person shall be liable for > induction under this title who--

> > (1) is serving, or has served honorably for at least six > months, in any component of the uniformed services on active > duty; or

> > (2) is or becomes a cadet or midshipman at the United States > Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy, the > United States Air Force Academy, the Coast Guard Academy, > the United States Merchant Marine Academy, a midshipman of a > Navy accredited State maritime academy, a member of the > Senior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, or the naval > aviation college program, so long as that person > satisfactorily continues in and completes at least two years > training therein.

> > SEC. 109. CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION.

> > (a) Claims as Conscientious Objector- Nothing in this title > shall be construed to require a person to be subject to > combatant training and service in the uniformed services, if > that person, by reason of sincerely held moral, ethical, or > religious beliefs, is conscientiously opposed to > participation in war in any form.

> > (b) Alternative Noncombatant or Civilian Service- A person > who claims exemption from combatant training and service > under subsection (a) and whose claim is sustained by the > local board shall--

> > (1) be assigned to noncombatant service (as defined by the > President), if the person is inducted into the uniformed > services; or

> > (2) be ordered by the local board, if found to be > conscientiously opposed to participation in such > noncombatant service, to perform national civilian service > for the period specified in section 104(a) and subject to > such regulations as the President may prescribe.

> > SEC. 110. DISCHARGE FOLLOWING NATIONAL SERVICE.

> > (a) Discharge- Upon completion or termination of the > obligation to perform national service under this title, a > person shall be discharged from the uniformed services or > from civilian service, as the case may be, and shall not be > subject to any further service under this title.

> > (b) Coordination With Other Authorities- Nothing in this > section shall limit or prohibit the call to active service > in the uniformed services of any person who is a member of a > regular or reserve component of the uniformed services.

> > SEC. 111. REGISTRATION OF FEMALES UNDER THE MILITARY > SELECTIVE SERVICE ACT.

> > (a) Registration Required- Section 3(a) of the Military > Selective Service Act (50 U.S.C. 453(a)) is amended--

> > (1) by striking `male' both places it appears;

> > (2) by inserting `or herself' after `himself'; and

> > (3) by striking `he' and inserting `the person'.

> > (b) Conforming Amendment- Section 16(a) of the Military > Selective Service Act (50 U.S.C. App. 466(a)) is amended by > striking `men' and inserting `persons'.

> > SEC. 112. RELATION OF TITLE TO REGISTRATION AND INDUCTION > AUTHORITY OF MILITARY SELECTIVE SERVICE ACT.

> > (a) Registration- Section 4 of the Military Selective > Service Act (50 U.S.C. App. 454) is amended by inserting > after subsection (g) the following new subsection:

> > `(h) This section does not apply with respect to the > induction of persons into the Armed Forces pursuant to the > Universal National Service Act of 2007.'.

> > (b) Induction- Section 17(c) of the Military Selective > Service Act (50 U.S.C. App. 467(c)) is amended by striking > `now or hereafter' and all that follows through the period > at the end and inserting `inducted pursuant to the Universal > National Service Act of 2007.'.

> > TITLE II--FAVORABLE TREATMENT OF COMBAT PAY UNDER EARNED > INCOME TAX CREDIT MADE PERMANENT

> > SEC. 201. FAVORABLE TREATMENT OF COMBAT PAY UNDER EARNED > INCOME TAX CREDIT MADE PERMANENT.

> > (a) In General- Clause (vi) of section 32(c)(2)(B) of the > Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (defining earned income) is > amended to read as follows:

> > `(vi) a taxpayer may elect for any taxable year to treat > amounts excluded from gross income by reason of section 112 > as earned income.'.

> > (b) Effective Date- The amendment made by subsection (a) > shall apply to taxable years ending after December 31, 2006.