Originally posted by marbles87
What does ATS feel about requiring all able bodied males and females ages 18-30 to serve a civil service duty for 4 years. Now I'm not saying it has to be military service but any civil service like police, fire fighter, teacher, logistics, medical, and others. Once a person graduates high school which will be required they will choose a field that suites their interest, instead of uncle Sam saying you must do this "needs of the service first" you get to chose a path that you want.
If someone wants to be a doctor or another education extensive occupation you can delay service till you get your degrees then you do your time as a doctor. In exchange for your four years you get a structured pay when you are needed, free education, first in line for jobs in your field and other benefits.
Isreal does it because of so few people and it works out well for them but not on a scale like this.
I feel this idea will keep lazy people from being lazy and it will stomp out racism and crime amoung young adults. Give the richest of the rich and the poorest of the poor a fair shot at their dreams. In today's society you can't become a doctor unless you can afford to be one no matter how much passion for the job you have.
There is a lot more that can be done with the idea but you guys get the jist. Don't give people the chance to get caught up in drugs and crime from all over America.
But then some will argue about free will. My answer to that is if you really love your country to spend 4 years helping in times of need like disasters is a no question.
I'm against anything that requires force of will...and I mean absolutely everything. If it isn't voluntary it shouldn't be happening. That rule changes slightly as a convicted criminal but even then it depends on the crime...
edit on 19-11-2012 by Sly1one because: (no reason given)