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Democratic Party Scare Tactics, Here They Go Again

It seems that in every election the Democratic Party throws out various stories and accusations in an attempt to scare people into voting for the candidate on the left. Usually they try and scare the oldest voters amongst us, minorities, veterans, and others. Now they're attempting to scare the youngest voters among us. Betsy Newmark has posted a fine piece on her blog.

Sometimes I forget how duplicitous the Democrats are, but then they do something to remind me. This is a copy of an e-mail that is being sent to college students. A reader's daughter who is attending the University of Arizona received it and so did many of her class mates. They are all worried about its contents.

Here's the e-mail.

Mandatory draft for boys and girls (ages18-26) starting June 15, 2005

There is pending legislation in the House and Senate, S89 and HR 163,to reinstate mandatory draft for boys and girls (ages18-26) starting June 15, 2005. This plan includes women in the draft, eliminates higher education as a shelter, and makes it difficult to cross into

The Bush administration is quietly trying to get these bills passed now, while the public's attention is on the elections. The Bush administration plans to begin mandatory draft in the spring of 2005, just after the 2004 presidential election.

· The Congress has added $28 million to the 2004 selective service system budget to prepare for this military draft that could start as early as
June 15, 2005.

· Bush has ordered the Selective Service to report to him by March 31, 2005 on their readiness to implement the draft by June 2005

· The pentagon has quietly begun a public campaign to fill all 10,350 draft board positions and 11,070 appeals board slots nationwide.

Please act on this:

· Tell everyone you know - parents, aunts and uncles, grandparents,
godparents, friends, teachers

· Call and write to your U.S. Senator and your
U.S. Representatives and ask them why they aren't telling their constituents about these bills

Of course, the implication is that Bush wants to draft college students to fight in Iraq. No wonder they're scared. I'm sure the next step will be to mobilize them to vote against Bush. I saw a spokeswoman for Rock the Vote yesterday on TV and she was going on about what a worry an approaching draft is for young voters.

What the e-mail doesn't mention is that the bill in the e-mail HR 163 was introduced by prominent Democrats like Charlie Rangel, Jim McDermott, John Conyers, and John Lewis. There aren't any Republicans involved in the bill. They are introducing the bill to make people think just what the e-mail is trying to make them think. They are also using the bill to drum up opposition to the war. They are in the minority. The bill will never, ever pass. It's just a publicity gimmick and now they're using the bill to go anti-Bush.

Other sites with articles on this disgraceful e-mail include Military. com and