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8 September 1999
(Mr. PAUL asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
1999 Ron Paul 90:1
Mr. PAUL. Madam Speaker, later today we will be dealing with the VA HUD bill; and I want to compliment the Committee on Appropriations for deleting the $24.5 million for the selective service system. There will be an attempt to put that money back into the bill. I think that is a serious mistake.
1999 Ron Paul 90:2
The military has not asked for the selective service to continue. We do not need it. It is a serious abuse of civil liberties of all 18- and
1999 Ron Paul 90:3
I would like to remind my conservative colleagues that Ronald Reagan had a very strong position on the draft and selective service. He agreed that it was a totalitarian notion to conscript young people and strongly spoke out against the draft whenever he had the opportunity.
1999 Ron Paul 90:4
I also would like to remind my conservative colleagues that if somebody came to the House floor and asked that we register all the guns of America, there would be a hue and cry about why this would be unconstitutional and unfair, and yet they are quite willing to register their 18- and
1999 Ron Paul 90:5
I strongly urge that we not fund the selective service system today.
1999 Ron Paul 90:1 selective service system probably should be capitalized: Selective Service System.
1999 Ron Paul 90:2 all 18- and 19-year-old probably should be plural: all 18- and 19-year-olds.
1999 Ron Paul 90:5 selective service system probably should be capitalized: Selective Service System.