POLITICAL: Voluntary?



Number 697, November 18, 2012

Letters to the Editor

Letter from A.X. Perez

Re: “Making ‘Voluntary’ Service Mandatory—One Step At A Time”, by C. Jeffery Small

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I continue to be amazed that people who call Heinlein’s Starship Troopers fascistic for suggesting that honestly voluntary service a condition of voting or holding office

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What was wrong with that concept?

I always thought that this would filter out the grifters and war mongers!

Remember Heinlein’s idea was not just warriors, but all sorts of dirty dangerous jobs that make one value being part of the body politic.