:: 4.30.2004 ::
re: Chuck Hagel and the draft...
I'm fairly sure I heard him say in an interview a few days ago that he thought every US citizen should be required to give, say, two years of service to our country - service which could include time in the military. I think this is a FANTASTIC IDEA. It worked very well during the first two world wars, I believe. I also have noticed upsetting trends towards political apathy, social fragmentation, loss of respect for community leaders and those who provide necessary services (teachers, police, nurses etc), and a general lack of community involvment in this country - and I think if everyone was strongly encouraged or required to contribute in some way to their country (think JFK's very moving speech) it would go a long way towards reversing that.
:: Deb 10:11 AM :: permalink ::
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