Thursday, September 23, 2004

U.S. Senate: Legislation & Records Home

This is a link to the U.S. Senate Web site, Bill Search page. Bill S89 and Bill HR 163 deal with mandatory service for all people in America between 18 and 26 years of age.

I personally don't have a problem with mandatory service. I just have a problem with this administration's willingness to abuse their power and authority.

Also, Section 4 of the bill, in my opinion, gives the President WAY too much leeway regarding the types of service that can be performed, and who can be deferred. I see it as just another way the wealthy and well-connected can get out of the obligations imposed on the rest of us.

Read it for yourself: Click the link above, and in the Bill Search By Number field, type in HR 163 or S89. Happy reading!