I am all for the idea of mandatory service, but not just military. I would love to see EVERYONE do a 2-year service commitment, with the option of either military or a community service type of thing...inner city tutoring, building homes in Appalacia, whatever. Not everyone belongs in the military, and frankly, I don't want to have to deal with those who don't. I get enough of them who enlist, without having to train and supervise people forced to be here (a nightmare, for me), but everyone has something to offer, and it would be good for people to give hands-on assistance to others, instead of just talking about how tax dollars should be used.Mandatory military service for all citizens, just like the Israelis. <quoted text>
No waivers. No deferments. You turn 18, you serve your country for 2 years.