- Jan 15, 2006
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Maybe it's tapatalk, but the post you're linking is neither by cc nor an answer to my question.
Cc, it's a long thread and I'm not as smart As you. Can you at least give me a post number?
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ROFL... it was post #8 in this thread.
I personally like the appeal of a Heinlein approach. This theory asserts that only citizens can participate in government, and to become a citizen one must first have a certain level of education and also contribute to society.
The idea is that by sacrificing to achieve a certain level of education and by sacrificing part of ones early life one will place a higher value on the liberties and freedoms they obtain from it. In essence, it creates a greater level of responsibility and leads to one feeling they have skin in the game.
Sacrifice could obviously include military service, but could also lead to the creation of other programs. For example, a Peace Corps that instead of focusing on other countries, goes out to our poorer communities and helps rebuild slums, feed the poor, and/or provided medical assistance and indigent care.
Of course, those serving in a life-long, career-type capacity would be included; firemen, police, etc. But all would also be required to have a certain level of education including, not omitting as schools in Washington DC are now doing, but including an in depth study of Civics and Government.