posted on Nov, 9 2005 @ 11:51 PM
I served 4 years active service in the US Army. And I oppose this idea.
Military service is not the only way to serve America and your fellow citizen. Niether is it the most important, though it certainly ranks in the top
I think that in order to become a US citizen, you should be required to learn at least basic reading, writing, and speaking of English, should have to
take all tests in English, and should be required to serve the country for 2 years in a number of different ways, such as volunteering for some local
community group, or visiting and caring for the Elderly, environment, ect. I do believe some sort of civic volunteer service to the country should be
required, but not the military, as its a lifestyle for only a few people. And as it was mentioned, elderly people or diabled people would not qualify,
nor would young kids.
I believe some sort of civic service should be required of all Americans past the age of 18, or a minimum of 2 years. With so many volunteers working
in so many different causes, this country would be a much better place, and immigrants thus would not only be helping their new homeland become a
better place, but they would also be displaying their new loyalty to their new home and new countrymen.