By Charlotte Iserbyt
February 25, 2004
Uncle Sam Wants You, Your Sister, and Your Girl Friend or Wife
The official title of the Universal National Service Act of 2003 states "To provide for the common defense by requiring that all young persons in the United States, including women, 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 legislation, also known as S. 89 and H.R. 163, will, for purposes of brevity, be referred to as UNSA2003)
Similar "draft" proposals have been in the pipeline for many years, starting with the 1962 Arms Control and Disarmament Act (1962 ACDA) under President Kennedy which called for "the disbanding of all national armed forces and the prohibition of their establishment in any form whatsoever, other than those required to preserve internal order and for contributions to a United Nations Peace Force." The UNSA2003 includes similar troublesome wording: "two-year period of national service that promotes national defense and homeland security".
Could this proposed draft legislation be related to this same 1962ACDA which called for national armed forces required to preserve internal order and contributions to a UN Peace Force? Could UNSA2003 be related to the controversial Patriot Act required to implement Homeland Security and Bush's "War on Terrorism," and his call for citizen involvement in Citizens Corp? With Bush I and II's emphasis on community service through their government-controlled "Points of Light" and "Faith-Based Initiatives" agendas, the possibility exists that UNSA2003, aside from its call to reinstate the military draft, will serve to mandate the Bush Family's "community service" agendas "in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security."
President Bush said last year ...I ask all Americans to dedicate two years of their lives, the equivalent of 4000 hours, to the service of our country...get them involved in Peace Corps, AmeriCorp, Senior Corp or the new Citizens Corp. As well-meaning as these service programs may appear to be, don't forget they are "government", not "private" programs and are only "voluntary" at the present time. The universal draft will "mandate" these community service programs in which case George Orwell's comment in his book "1984" comes to mind: "Uh...pardon me, sir....aren't you supposed to be doing your community service during this time period? Why are you working to put food on your own table, when there are many to be served? Only totalitarian (fascist and communist) governments mandate community service, also known as "slave labor". (Maryland's State Board of Education has started the ball rolling by mandating community service in order for students to graduate.)
The stationing of U.S. troops all over the world has resulted in this call for a draft. According to the Agence France-Press, November, 2003, "Republican Senator John McCain said we must deploy at least another full division to Iraq. This does not include the 15,000 fresh reservists the Pentagon is currently sending overseas... When the U.S. fought the first Persian Gulf War in 1991, it had ten army divisions ready to deploy at home as reinforcements. Today, there is just one division remaining in the United States and the United States reserves are stretched thin." Enter the "draft" legislation to take care of the problem.
During the Nixon Administration a "far-reaching proposal for a Universal Public Service System" exposed the hidden, long-term plans of our globalist leaders. A November, 1970 issue of The Scott Report said "A recommendation was made recently by a White House Task Force headed by Mrs. Winthrop Rockefeller, wife of the Governor of Arkansas and a political power in liberal Republican circles. The basic idea...is that all Americans, probably beginning somewhere between the ages of 17 and 19, serve their country for two years in one of a variety of areas, including health and social welfare programs, and the military... Drafted originally by the "Whiz Kids" of the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations (who drafted the Arms Control & Disarmament Act, ed) the new Universal Public Service proposal was proposed by former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara just before he became head of the World Bank. At the time, the plan received a cold reception in Congress and was shelved..."
Urge your elected officials to vote NO on S89 and HR 163.
Note: 170,327 American soldiers have been killed participating in UN peace actions which have little or nothing to do with national security (Korean War through Gulf War II: 1950-2004). This figure does not include those who later died from injuries received in battle.)