Thoughts on Mandatory Selective Service

Posted By on November 21, 2006

Although I doubt the reinstatement of the draft proposal by Congressman Charlie Rangel (D-NY) will go anywhere, the idea of national service to country does make some sense. Most Americans
Charlie Rangelappreciate the freedom and privilege we have of living in the United States, but besides paying taxes, many haven’t really had to serve in any capacity. Although I realized that not everyone is qualified or desires to perform their service in the armed forces, there are other ways that service to country could be offered. Perhaps the a national service corp would benefit to those performing the service (reeling back selfish behavior … the “what’s in it for me” attitude) as much as it would the sharing of the duties with every citizen privileged to live in this country? What better place to start than on border security, be it unarmed surveillance patrols, fence building or national guard armed interdiction — I’m sure we could all come up with suitable service options besides the military. I found Laura Ingraham’s interview last night to be balance and thoughtful on this subject and will include it below.


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