Check It Out…The Congressional Black Caucus and the politics of complaint (J. Pharoah Doss’ Column June 28)


Check It Out…The Congressional Black Caucus and the politics of complaint (J. Pharoah Doss’ Column June 28)

J. PHARAOH DOSS

Do you remember the 2004 military draft scare?
Political rumors held that if President George W. Bush won reelection, he was going to reinstate the dreaded military draft by mid-2005. I didn’t think a draft bill existed and the rumors were created to increase the turnout against the President.
I was wrong.
Right before the 2003 invasion of Iraq Black congressman Charles Rangel introduced a bill to reinstate the draft. The bill had 14 co-sponsors, many were members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). Rangel told the press his purpose was twofold. One, to jolt Americans into realizing a …

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