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.
Originally posted by mcx1942
If all able bodied males will be working civil jobs, then who will cook our food. I don't think woman will like the idea that they will forever be housewives.
Originally posted by mblahnikluver
reply to post by marbles87
Um NO WAY IN HELL would I ever want to do this.
Sorry why should we? We aren't friggin Israel. What works for one doesn't always work for the other.
I have better things to do with 4yrs than serve for something i don't agree with.
And just because someone does any kind of civil service it doesn't mean they are immune to becoming addicts or criminals later one.
Seriously. People in the military or civil service aren't saints, they are people and people are NOT perfect!edit on 11/19/2012 by mblahnikluver because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by TKDRL
reply to post by marbles87
Lol.... What you are describing isn't america. A lot of smart people that plan on going to college, do community service already, it looks great on college applications. It also looks great on job applications as well.edit on Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:44:22 -0600 by TKDRL because: (no reason given)