See, this is what I meant by not being thrilled about the Democrats being in charge. Not that Rangel's repeated attempts at firing up the draft have a snowball's chance in Hell of resulting in an actual draft anytime soon, but the mere presence and power of Democrats is not evidence that things are going to get better. I know why he's doing it — lawmakers might be less willing to start wars if their children could have to fight them — but a draft is involuntary servitude. A draft is slavery. A volunteer army is at least, in its own small way, a measure of how popular a war is.
If we don't have enough people willing to die to put out the fires we're lighting around the world, maybe it's time we put down the matches.