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    Filed at 8:11 pm under by dcobranchi

    Lew Rockwell has a column up in response to HSLDA’s Generation Joshua article (blogged here). Korin Weeks Grigg doesn’t understand how home educators can work so hard for the CREEP Bush’s re-election:

    It defies understanding that parents so proudly skeptical of the government school system could dutifully throw their support, money, and volunteer labor into an effort to re-elect a president whose foreign policy all but ensures a return to conscription. If the “global democratic revolution” Bush and his handlers pursue continues unabated, the homeschoolers stuffing envelopes for GOP financial appeals today will be filling bodybags tomorrow.

    Bills intended to restore the draft are pending before both houses of Congress. HR 163, introduced by New York Congressman Charles Rangel in January 2003, decrees: “It is the obligation of every citizen of the United States, and every other person residing in the United States [heads up, illegal aliens], who is between the ages of 18 and 26 to perform a period of national service as prescribed in this Act….” Those who object to military service on religious grounds would be required to serve in a civilian capacity “that, as determined by the President, promotes the national defense, including … homeland security.”

    I’m still skeptical of all this draft talk, but some folks are taking similar talk seriously. (Hat tip: Skip Oliva)

    One Response to “WE’RE NOT ALL RIGHT-WINGERS”

    Comment by
    Roy W. Wright
    September 17th, 2004
    at 10:31 pm

    Maybe they’re just desperate to keep Kerry out of office. *shrug*