OUR TIME DAILY TRANSLATION
We've heard you say it many times: "Politics is like a foreign language." Well, we agree.
Each week, we summarize, simplify, and interpret different major news stories and how they affect our generation. We'll give you our take, and you can decide for yourself.
In a New York Times editorial, Thomas Ricks suggests instituting a mandatory draft for men and women coming out of high school.
Ricks believes there should be three options for service: 18 months of military service, civilian national service (teaching in low-income areas, cleaning parks, rebuilding infrastructure, etc.), or opting out of service.
Those choosing military or civilian service would receive low pay, but post-service benefits, such as free college tuition.
Those who opt out of service would receive no benefits.
WHY WE SHOULD CARE
Ricks argues that a mandatory service draft would save the government billions of dollars of implemented “broadly and imaginatively.”
OUR TIME OPINION
We believe that creating national service jobs will help solve the problem of Millennial unemployment. If you haven’t signed our One Million New Jobs petition, go to www.ourtime.org to add your name!
Also, It is imperative that young Americans make their voice heard about a mandatory draft. A draft will affect OUR GENERATION, not the politicians that would implement it!