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I read a story where you had to serve your country in some capacity to be afforded citizenship. What do you think of this?

Christopher Kirchen 2012/07/17 23:35:49
Not necessarily in combat but in some capacity; I can see a reason for it, in a way. Why should you automatically get what many have fought and died for? And it's not even asking you to fight and die! Just serve in some way, from infantry to government scientist to secretary to a general.
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  • beach bum 2012/07/19 10:41:41
    beach bum
    true
  • JanHopkins 2012/07/18 03:05:09
    JanHopkins
    During WWII some men were exempt from the draft because they were needed here as a support system. Farmers, butchers, owners of grocery stores I know often stayed home to keep the supply lines moving.
  • Christo... JanHopkins 2012/07/18 03:13:35
    Christopher Kirchen
    Well that's serving your country you could say.
  • JanHopkins Christo... 2012/07/18 03:43:06
    JanHopkins
    I guess my point is that plenty of people are serving this country without having a government edict. I make parts for war machinery. My husband is often called upon to make the body trays for the unfortunate soldiers who don't make it out of combat alive. Sure we don't get snappy uniforms with crisp berets and a chest full of medals, but you still need us.
  • Silversnake 2012/07/18 02:17:44
    Silversnake
    I totally agree. I wouldn't mind if all countries did this
  • Magnus ☮ RP ☮ 2012 ☮ 2012/07/18 00:39:18
    Magnus ☮ RP ☮ 2012 ☮
    Constitutionality? Can't seem to find it...
  • keymanjim 2012/07/17 23:53:51
    keymanjim
    Starship Troopers?
    (The book was written back in 1959.)
  • Christo... keymanjim 2012/07/17 23:55:13
    Christopher Kirchen
    +1
    Yes, that's the one. If it was written in 1959 I wonder what took them so long to make a movie of it, and the subsequent sequels?
  • MarinerFH 2012/07/17 23:49:20
  • kevracer 2012/07/17 23:42:48
    kevracer
    +2
    Israel requires men serve 36 months in the military- there are many other countries with compulsory service. I can see some benefits to non-combat conpulsory service- job training, learn discipline, etc.
  • Christo... kevracer 2012/07/17 23:45:08 (edited)
    Christopher Kirchen
    +1
    Thank you. I'm saying ALL, of BOTH sexes, who wish the benefits of citizenship, though.

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