bush-youth.jpg(via GovTrack.com) Introduced Feb 16, 2006: To provide for the common defense by requiring all persons in the United States, including women, between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform a period of military service or a period of civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, and for other purposes. This bill is in the first step in the legislative process. Introduced House bills go first to House committees that consider whether the bill should be presented to the House as a whole. The majority of bills never make it out of committee.

Mystech: You know, I’m more than willing to “provide for the civil defence” of my country, but I’m not so enthusiastic about furthering the farce of “democracy and freedom” I’ve been seeing lately. :-(

Introduced (By Rep. Charles Rangel [D-NY])

Status:
Introduced (By Rep. Charles Rangel [D-NY])
This bill is in the first step in the legislative process. Introduced House bills go first to House committees that consider whether the bill should be presented to the House as a whole. The majority of bills never make it out of committee.
Introduced: Feb 14, 2006
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Background Information

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