The Patrick Madrid Show: June 18, 2024 – Hour 1

Patrick takes a close look at a significant development from the U.S. House of Representatives, which recently approves a major amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act. This new change means automatic draft registration for all males aged 18 to 26, making a shift from the previous voluntary sign-up system that’s been in place since 1980. Patrick explores the potential implications of this amendment, the historical context behind selective service, and even touches on some poignant reflections about the draft’s impact on American families. He also discusses the controversial idea of expanding draft registration to women and how this could reshape the understanding of military obligations.


  • Military Draft Coming? House Passes Measure To Automatically Register Men For Selective Service (04:27)
  • U.S. Bishops Affirm Advancement of a Cause of Beatification and Canonization for Adele Brise, Lay Woman (15:59)
  • John (email) – I used to think that serving in the military was noble. As I get older, I see the evils of war and I don’t want my grandchildren joining the military. (24:46)
  • Alan – They are drafting because they realize that they can’t get the Ukrainian young men to sign up (28:10)
  • John – The thing we forget is that if someone refuses to be drafted, the government can send them to jail. We might not have a choice. (35:50)
  • John – If you apply for a government job and you didn’t apply for selective service, they won’t hire you. (45:15)
Patrick Madrid is an acclaimed public speaker and has authored or edited 26 books, which have sold over a million copies worldwide, including foreign-language editions. He hosts The Patrick Madrid Show daily on Relevant Radio.