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Remnant Special Report POSTED: October 1, 2010

The Rangler Ropes ‘Em In

( Disgraced Rep. Charles Rangel (D.) of NY introduced a bill in the House which would rope in a goodly segment of the US population if it is passed into law. H.R. 5741, the Universal National Service Act, is intended “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, and for other purposes.”

One way to keep the unemployment numbers down.

The Rangler is looking at a herd with a twenty-four-year spread. There is nothing in the bill that determines the maximum number of “inductees,” so theoretically and at the discretion of the president, the entire cohort could be press-ganged into a kind of ill-defined “national service” that would amount to little less than indentured servitude masquerading as one’s “patriotic duty.”

Note, too, that the Congress is left out of the loop. The president (capitalized in the bill to befit the imperial dignity of the office) “shall prescribe such regulations as are necessary to carry out this title,” according to Title I, Sec. 105 (a) of this pillow-on-the-face-of-freedom piece of legislation.

Have to think about doing your bit for the homeland, don’t you know, kaff, kaff, one’s patriotic chore, bit of the old pitch in, comrade, steering a course through the waves depends upon the skill of the helmsman, making revolution depends upon the thought of Chairman Mao, ah, well, not Mao, sorry about that, slip of the tongue, just think of Lincoln or, well, some inspiring patriot or other. Charlie Rangel, for example, the example par excellence of selfless public service, and—look!—there go those Poland Chinas flying over the rooftops again!

The U.S. Congress, the E.U. Parliament, etc., are all too unwieldy and too open to corruption to continue functioning as truly representative bodies. The tried and true Traditional Catholic Social Teaching principle of subsidiarity must be reintroduced into the fundamental concept of government; government by fiat and incomprehensible bureaucratic complexity and codification must be done away with.

Do not go unheard in your opposition to this bill. Vote out any representative who supports it.

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