Honesty being the best virtue, I am just trying to kill five minutes before my next class. That being said:
I would like to promote the idea of conscripts in the United States. I believe that military service for 2 years is something that would benefit our society and those that live in it. Whereas, the level of respect the average young person has for the rules and those his/her senior has depleted over the last twenty years and noticing that numerous men and women have been cited as improving their lives by joining the military - I think it is a great way to make life better in America.
By requiring all healthy men who are physically capable of service and who choose not to enroll into college to go to basic training their first summer out of high school and then enlisted for two years in Active Duty, Reserve, or National Guard service in any branch of their choice we will help curve unemployment and improve the physical fitness of America.
Additionally, all men who choose to enroll into college should be required to take a minimum of two years of ROTC (officer training) in any of branch they see fit. This will promote leadership in young people and help make the college graduates of the coming years more than just well educated followers.
With these increased numbers of National Guard members, states would have access to increased labor that would be able to help fix roads, renovate public facilities, and improve the infrastructure of the state.
The increased reserve numbers would allow our military to train more people in technical fields and make them ready to enter the work force at the age of 20 with work experience rather than a diploma.
Finally, the increased active duty numbers would allow our troops more time in between tours of duty and our commanders access to more troops for surges.
Class just started so I will continue this later. What does everyone think?