Hope you like working around your neighborhood, & I don't mean sellin' crack!
From Obama / Biden's transition to power website:
The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nation’s challenges. President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in underserved schools, as well as a new Health Corps, Clean Energy Corps, and Veterans Corps. Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by developing a plan to require 50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year. Obama will encourage retiring Americans to serve by improving programs available for individuals over age 55, while at the same time promoting youth programs such as Youth Build and Head Start.
Where does the compulsory service stop? His chief of staff's book highlights "compulsory service" aka everyone ages 18-25 to join the military.
Now, let me be clear. I think it would be the best thing ever if every single American citizen had to serve in the Armed Forces branch of their choice...
I would fully support such a thing.
The question is, would all of Obama's supporters?