TOPIC: Unemployment among 18-25 year olds is high. Many young men never learn personal, community and national responsibility. At the same time, our military greatly needs to re-transform back into a self-dependent, self-reliant force and away from being dependent upon corporate contractors. Military's are more successful in combat when they are reliant upon themselves overseas and not upon a civilian workforce which they must also protect while engaging an enemy. (Military self-reliance is also far less expensive than civilian contractor-reliance.) Military jobs can never be over-filled. Joblessness among youth can never be cured by the private sector. And young men who experience military training and experience are better equipped to engage life's challenges. These are indisputable facts.
QUESTION 1/10: Do young men who experience military service gain a better sense of personal, community and national responsibility?
QUESTION 2/10: Are young men who experience military service less likely to use illegal drugs, join gangs, commit crimes and allow themselves to be lured by females into premature fatherhood?
QUESTION 3/10: Is a nation that has more rather than less military veterans stronger in moral, public service and personal values?
QUESTION 4/10: Would providing a special program for males to enlist in the military for a minimum of one-year active service provide tertiary schools the need to re-design campus courses that will enable students to learn faster and achieve diplomas sooner?
QUESTION 5/10: Would providing a special program for males to enlist in the military for a minimum of one-year active service reduce the need for young females to serve in the military, and in combat roles that could lead to forced pregnancy or sexual servitude if captured by an enemy?
QUESTION 6/10: Currently the number of males who have never served in the U.S. Armed Forces outnumbers military veterans by a ratio of 99,999 to 1. During WW2, which produced 'The Greatest Generation' and the largest social progress after the war, the ratio of non-veterans to veterans was a smaller 3,149 to 1 (but with most non-military males employed in defense-related work). Is America better off when more of its males are military veterans?
QUESTION 7/10: Should President Obama, as Commander-in-Chief, authorize the creation of a new one-year (active) training and service enlistment period that places the recruit in this program, after one year active service, into a (semi-active [monthly and Summer]) Ready Reserve unit for the remainder of his six-year military obligation?
QUESTION 8/10: If economic, crime, a high unwed pregnancy rate or other negative issues that prove costly to local or state governments and social/public/medical services occur -- either nationally or regionally -- should implementation of non-waiverable Conscription require ALL young males (18-25 years of age) -- whether employed or unemployed -- within a region, or nationally be instituted?
QUESTION 9/10: Would a large Ready Reserve service activating RR personnel for two-month Summer training to augment their personal and job-set skills provide Summer employment for young males between 16 and 18 years of age?
QUESTION 10/10: Whether you are a socially-conscious Democrat or a fiscally-rigid Republican, is it better to have more American males who have military experience?