The editorial in the Fayetteville Observer.
Perhaps it’s time to encourage, if not compel, high school graduates and dropouts to give two years of service. It doesn’t have to be to the military, though that should be an option. It could also be an integral part of a national public works program, part of a solution to our recession woes. The program should be attractive, with the promise of reward at the end (such as an enhanced G.I. Bill).
Compulsory service is nothing but another name for SLAVERY. In a country whose Declaration of Independence states, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." stealing two years of someones life and forcing them to serve the state is WRONG.
Why should high school graduates, have to give up two year years of their life? Why not compel the editor who wrote this BS to give up two years of his life? or senior citizens or any other age group? A high school graduates life is just as valuable as any other age group and they should be at liberty to pursue happiness, in whatever way they choose.
HT: Daryl's rebuttal of the editorial, Epic fail.