Friday, September 01, 2006

Heads they win, tails you lose

At Volokh, Jim Lindgren points out the perfidy of Democrats on compulsory national service:
Remember those phony stories that individuals and the press were spreading about Republican plans to bring back the draft after the 2004 election. Fraudulent emails were sent to college students laying out supposed Republican plans, and some in the press covered them, not as the hoax they were, but simply as a seemingly plausible story that party officials were denying.

At the time, the only people in Congress introducing legislation to bring back the draft were Democrats. Now the Democrats are pushing a proposal to require compulsory service from all young people for 3 months for civil defense purposes.

The Democratic political message to voters seems clear -- if you hate the idea of a draft, blame those nasty Republicans. However, if you like the idea of a draft, vote for the Democrats who propose one.


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