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H.R.5741 Universal National Service Act, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jul 23, 2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Armed Services

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Armed Services - Military Personnel

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  • 8% of users support H.R.5741

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    8% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, support H.R.5741.
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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On July 23, 2010, by iStephanieSays - I was under the impression the 13th Amendment protected me from slavery. H.R.5741 sounds like totalitarian subjugation to me!

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      As noted by iStephanieSays, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 23, 2010, "I was under the impression the 13th Amendment protected me from slavery. H.R.5741 sounds like totalitarian subjugation to me!"
    • On July 27, 2010, by invictusaequitas - Patriotism, Mr. 666, is a willful and conscious act of selflessness. Handing down a mandate to the people 'for their benefit' is scary business. This, again, is the state telling you and me that they know what's best for us, and they are sorely mistaken and are clearly overstepping their boundaries. Helping people is an act of selflessness, it's not the state's business to force people to do the right thing and is WHY selfless acts of kindness have substance and mean something in first place. A mandate cheapens these acts. I don't want anyone to do anything for me that isn't in their heart to do. I'd much rather be shown compassion, which is defined only by being a genuine act, than to be a number on a governmentally mandated list of have-to's. My body, as well as yours, is not property of the state or the American government. You can't FORCE people to be patriots, sir, and by attempting to, you denigrate the honor and service of those who actually are.

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      As noted by invictusaequitas, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 27, 2010, "Patriotism, Mr. 666, is a willful and conscious act of selflessness. Handing down a mandate to the people 'for their benefit' is scary business. This, again, is the state telling you and me that they know what's best for us, and they are sorely mistaken and are clearly overstepping their boundaries. Helping people is an act of selflessness, it's not the state's business to force people to do the right thing and is WHY selfless acts of kindness have substance and mean something in first place. A mandate cheapens these acts. I don't want anyone to do anything for me that isn't in their heart to do. I'd much rather be shown compassion, which is defined only by being a genuine act, than to be a number on a governmentally mandated list of have-to's. My body, as well as yours, is not property of the state or the American government. You can't FORCE people to be patriots, sir, and by attempting to, you denigrate the honor and service of those who actually are."
    • On July 28, 2010, by SteveHorth - If any of the existing members of Congress feel a bit over-confident about their chances of securing a victory in the next election, then they should sign on as a co-sponser of this bill. That way their doom is ensured. This has to be the political equivilent to throwing an electric light into your own bathwater.

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      As noted by SteveHorth, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 28, 2010, "If any of the existing members of Congress feel a bit over-confident about their chances of securing a victory in the next election, then they should sign on as a co-sponser of this bill. That way their doom is ensured. This has to be the political equivilent to throwing an electric light into your own bathwater."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • NA-221-2010-07-29 - December 22, 2010 by No Agenda Mix - Compulsory service bill HR 5741 is now in debate; Read The Bill: HR 5741 – GovTrack.us; Collecting rainwater now illegal in many states – Infoshop News; Exclusive: Google, CIA Invest in 'Future' of Web Monitoring | Danger Room | Wired. ...

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      As noted by No Agenda Mix on December 22, 2010, "Compulsory service bill HR 5741 is now in debate; Read The Bill: HR 5741 – GovTrack.us; Collecting rainwater now illegal in many states – Infoshop News; Exclusive: Google, CIA Invest in 'Future' of Web Monitoring | Danger Room | Wired. ..." (http://www.noagendamix.com/podcast/na-221-2010-07-29/)
    • Chris Weigant: Thank You, Joe Lieberman - December 19, 2010 by Barack Obama on The Huffington Post - WASHINGTON - Congressman Charles Rangel on Thursday introduced H.R. 5741, a bill that would reinstate a compulsory military draft, or alternative national service, during times of war, for men and women, aged 18 to 42, who are citizens ...

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      As noted by Barack Obama on The Huffington Post on December 19, 2010, "WASHINGTON - Congressman Charles Rangel on Thursday introduced H.R. 5741, a bill that would reinstate a compulsory military draft, or alternative national service, during times of war, for men and women, aged 18 to 42, who are citizens ..." (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-weigant/thank-you-joe-lieberman_b_799464.html)
    • In historic vote, Senate repeals US military's ban on gays serving ... - December 17, 2010 by Latest News - President Obama needs to allow gays to serve openly so they won't be excluded from the upcoming H.R. 5741, which requires all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform national service, either as a member of ...

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      As noted by Latest News on December 17, 2010, "President Obama needs to allow gays to serve openly so they won't be excluded from the upcoming H.R. 5741, which requires all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform national service, either as a member of ..." (http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/senate-heads-toward-historic-vote-on-militarys-dont-ask-dont-tell-policy-on-gays-112113759.html)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Permanent Damage - August 03, 2010 by Comic Book Resources - Longtime Congressman Charlie Rangel took time out a couple weeks ago from his busy investigation by the House Ethics Committee to introduce bill HR 5741, ...

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      As noted by Comic Book Resources on August 03, 2010, " Longtime Congressman Charlie Rangel took time out a couple weeks ago from his busy investigation by the House Ethics Committee to introduce bill HR 5741, ... " (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=27664)
    • - August 02, 2010 by New York Daily News - Against this injustice stands HR 5741, the bill to reinstate the draft. It has no chance of passing and now loses even symbolic value because the Rangel who ...

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      As noted by New York Daily News on August 02, 2010, " Against this injustice stands HR 5741, the bill to reinstate the draft. It has no chance of passing and now loses even symbolic value because the Rangel who ... " (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2010/08/03/2010-08-03_rangel_is_both_champion_for_the_draft_and_focus_of_corruption_probe_can_he_be_sa.html)
    • The Mandatory Service Bill and the Impending Attack On Iran - August 01, 2010 by Lew Rockwell - On July 15, Rangel introduced HR 5741, the Universal National Service Act, and it was referred to the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military ...

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      As noted by Lew Rockwell on August 01, 2010, " On July 15, Rangel introduced HR 5741, the Universal National Service Act, and it was referred to the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military ... " (http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig11/nimmo1.1.1.html)
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