I think what Rangel is trying to do is make sure that future presidents Don't take for granted the lives of people who chose to serve in the Military. This is order to curb reckless military adventures, like the one we are currently in in Iraq.
The part I like about the bill, unlike the draft during Vietnam there are NO EXCEMPTIONS. Everybody goes. Lets see how some of the Hawks in Washington act went its their sons and daughters being thrown into the meat grinder.
"My center is giving way, my right is in retreat situation excellent. I shall attack." -Foch
I am from NYC. I fly a French flag because I work in Paris.