By Ken Lewis
April 02, 2006
How about this plan? When natural disasters hit our country like Katrina, those legal males who have registered are offered a deal. For every 1 year dedicated to disaster clean-up effort, 2 years tuition for college is paid. House-um, Feed-um, Work-um for an education they cannot afford. This would be optional and I betcha it would be popular and cost effective. Now, this would be a civil corp so-to-speak and those who opted for it would have to meet their contractual obligation.
I use the term legal and male because the 20 million non-documented workers in our country more than likely do not register for selective service, and although we are a much more gender equal society today, the requirement to register only applies to males. I do not have a problem with that non-equal standard.
I found an interesting and educational page about the draft, even if it is CNN. Put your, or a loved one's birth date in the box (if legal citizen) to see if that date would have been drafted in 1969, assuming eligibility applied that year. http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cold.war/episodes/13/the.draft/
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