Marlene, this is a brilliant suggestion! I know Israel and S Korea has mandatory 2 to 3 year military service. Why not recruit citizens who are unemployed, poor, on gov’t welfare and give them a sense of purpose?
I could see an expanded national Peace Corps operation to really Make America Great Again, not just an empty slogan!
This article in the NYT was interesting. Mind you, I have nothing but derision for Kelly’s attitude toward the American people he’s supposed to be serving, but he’s got the right idea with a national service.
I agree. I think we should have a national service in which all Americans, except for the most seriously disabled, should be required to participate. Not just – or even primarily – military service. We should not live our lives or run our country in devotion to war. There are a thousand other things people could do during their service: build homes, schools, or other public areas, teach, feed, care for elderly or children, serve on juries, pick up litter, serve as emergency responders… we could consistently build and maintain a highly functional society whose people understand they depend on each other.
Timing and length of service is debatable. Immediately after high school? Or…
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