Pelosi Opposes Rangel on Draft

Not surprisingly, considering the desire not to commit political suicide for the Democrats so soon after taking power in Congress, Nancy Pelosi has stated that the House leadership will not support Charles Rangel’s proposal to resume the draft. I doubt anybody thinks this measure will get any further this time than when Rangle proposed resuming the draft when in the minority party.

Last week Liberal Values featured tributes to the late Milton Friedman. The fact that resumption of conscription is not politically feasible is another tribute to his work in defense of liberty when alive. In a 1995 interview in Reason, Friedman stated, “In the realm of policy, I regard eliminating the draft as my most important accomplishment.”

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