Draconian measures aren't the American way

Friday, May 22, 2020
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Army recruitsA conservative military watchdog is concerned about a military advisory panel's recommendation to mandate government service for young men and women.

While the nation has been focused on the coronavirus crisis, Congress has been gearing up to debate and vote on the National Defense Authorization Act for 2021.

Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness (CMR), is concerned by the radical legislative and policy changes the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service's final report recommends.

"If the National Commission's recommendations are enacted, all citizens would serve under the direction of a new cabinet level bureaucracy," Donnelly explains. "This unaccountable council would be empowered to commandeer the lives of young people for two years, directing them either into military service or work in certified civilian organizations ... such as the Peace Corps or several others."

Donnelly

Donnelly says this is not the kind of system the United States of America employs.

"We don't raise our children to work for the government, and there's nothing in the Constitution that authorizes Congress to commandeer people for something less than a compelling national reason, such as national security," the CMR president asserts. "You can't compel people to join the Peace Corps. Who says the government has a right to commandeer what young people do with their lives?"

So Donnelly believes Congress should reject this draconian proposal for mandatory national service.

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