In remarks that clearly pointed toward the restoration of the military draft under an Obama administration, the Democratic candidate said Thursday night that his job as president would include demanding that the American people recognize an "obligation" for military service. "If we are going into war, then all of us go, not just some," Senator Barack Obama declared.
The plans for a restoration of the draft (now called by its kinder, gentler name, "national service") have been quietly been put in place in congress for some time now.
There are a number of bills which have been "sleeping" in congressional committees, and will come for a vote when congress thinks it can get the American people to buy into it.
And this time, these bills will not only be coming for your sons; they will be coming for your daughters also.
Some of these bills are written in such a way that young people cannot get into college until they can prove that they have fulfilled their national service obligations.