1. America still has a jobs crisis, and one Pulitzer Prize-winning writer has a solution: Bring the draft back.

    Here’s his proposal: Have all men and women serve for 18 months, either in the military or in a civilian service program. We’d strengthen the military, and create a cheap pool of government labor to teach, clean up parks, help the elderly, and perform other essential but low-paying duties.

    Draftees would receive low pay but excellent post-service benefits. Anyone who would rather not serve at all could opt out, provided he or she pledge not to ask for government services such as Medicare or subsidized college loans down the road.

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  2. princess-being reblogged this from mohandasgandhi and added:
    I hate this person. Okay, I don’t mind community service. Cleaning a park is fine with me. But it’s the military...
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  4. bethechange-now reblogged this from mohandasgandhi and added:
    I can’t even take this world anymore. I mean really dude, really?
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  7. jimrehs reblogged this from theweekmagazine and added:
    So If I opt out, I won’t have SSI taken out of my paycheck or Medicare? Oh that will work out real well! Most absurd...
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  12. nydotr reblogged this from theweekmagazine and added:
    Hmmm… this is interesting. I’m not sure how I feel about it yet.
  13. organicsoymilk reblogged this from theweekmagazine and added:
    No idea what the details are and if it would actually work, but this is pretty interesting.
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  20. freshlypluckedscientist reblogged this from mohandasgandhi and added:
    Ehhhhhhh, no.
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  30. graceinmyheart reblogged this from antigovernmentextremist and added:
    ahahahaha. NO.
  31. go--all-the-way reblogged this from theweekmagazine and added:
    Fun fact: this is mandatory in many European countries and they don’t mind it at all. Interesting take.
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  37. trebaolofarabia reblogged this from mohandasgandhi and added:
    Yes, lets, then I can finally do that stint in jail I’ve always dreamed about by refusing to do anything.
  38. jrisz reblogged this from theweekmagazine and added:
    ….hmmm, I like most of this idea.
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  40. whateveryourhandfindstodo reblogged this from theweekmagazine and added:
    Seductive as it might seem, an extremely dangerous concept.
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  43. kukuforkokopuffs reblogged this from theweekmagazine and added:
    As long as I can serve in the military band or in a law program.
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  47. oscar-mejia-turbos-flamas reblogged this from antigovernmentextremist and added:
    What is he retarded? Not even feasable.
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  49. awesomeness2 reblogged this from antigovernmentextremist and added:
    Service guarantees citizenship.
  50. freebroccoli reblogged this from voluntaryexchange and added:
    WHY do we even have to still discuss this? WHY?