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Greatest Generation the Most Entitled

Elisabeth26 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 1:33 PM
The draft also created young people who knew how to care for themselves, how to budget money, how to work. CCC or draft -- I believe each citizen owes its country something of himself (neutral gender). It is a great way to start life -- with tools to live it. Paramilitary training is about self-responsibility, acknowledging legitimate authority, and performing as trained. It is not about being slothful, ignorant and disrespectful excuses for human beings mooching from the publicly financed teat.
Joseph64 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 5:53 PM
So what do you do when the people outnumber the available jobs? The British used to have what they called "National Service" that got a lot of the unemployed/unemployable off the streets and put them into the armed forces where they couldn't get into too much trouble. It's what we need here, too.
Tacitus X Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 3:10 PM
The draft is a form of involuntary servitude (slavery). Everyone who works a productive job is contributing to the country. Individuals in a free society don't exist to serve the government - government exists to serve individuals.

One thing nearly everybody agrees upon is that the "sequester" is a silly sideshow to the real challenge facing America: unsustainable spending on entitlements. Ironies abound. Democrats, with large support from young people, tend to believe that we must build on the legacy bequeathed to us by the New Deal and the Great Society. Republicans, who marshaled considerable support from older voters in their so-far losing battle against Obamacare, argue that we need to start fresh.

Perhaps it's time for both sides to consider an underappreciated fact of American life: The system we are trying to perpetuate was created for the...