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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Contribution vs Entitlement


I don’t think I’ve ever gone two calendar months in-between posts before! Well, there is a first time for everything.

I was thinking today that America should consider doing what so many other countries have done; implement a service plan in order to become full citizens.

I suppose I could do a google search, but how about not? Off the top of my head, England, Germany Israel and maybe Argentina…Mexico? All of these require every citizen to put in a certain amount of military service.

I think American’s have gotten used to entitlement…like something is owed to them for the very act of drawing breath. What we consider poor, 80% of the world consider rich.

I propose a hybrid system in which you must give two years of your life to your country. Don’t like the military? Red Cross, Third World Country Disaster Relief, anything that would help with the perspective of how great a country to live in America really is.

This plan could be implemented immediately after high-school. Drop-outs are immediately sent to Africa to dig wells. What a great education incentive.

It may not be the answer, but it's a start. I've seen far too many career stay-at-home children of late.