Dear Readers: I recently did a column on reinstating the draft - with non-military options. I spoke of the apathy, entitlement and lack of practical skills that define many youth today, and how, through mandatory national service, we could not only repair America's crumbling infrastructure and meet an array of unfunded social needs, but youth would receive a life-long work ethic and financial perks to launch them into adulthood.
Today I present the panel's response to this idea - which, so far, is about 80 percent favorable. To post your viewpoint, please visit http://www.straighttalkforteens.com.
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