Nat'l Service includes community Center's, national park services, historic preservation, conservation societies, and I would also include Homeland security though not as it currently established. Military service remains voluntary however i believe national service should include a specialised training course similar to the Basic Training offered by the Services. This will certainly enliven any community with a sense of itself and employ it's younger generation to own their environment and instill a sense of pride.
CNS does not increase the amount of CIVIC ENGAGEMENT. Do you think that everyone will just go along with CNS without a say? The Declaration of Independence states this: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights", which means that we should all have a say. In a vote on debate.Org, 86% of all the voters say no to CNS. That shows that people will be reluctant to it. There are many other ways to increase the amount of civic engagement. CNS is the worst way to increase the amount of civic engagement, because the harms clearly outweigh the harms. (debate.Org, 2017)
CNS is not not a good way to CIVICALLY ENGAGE America's citizens. In fact, America's citizens are already engaged enough, and there is no need for this uneffective solution. Many things we do in everyday life keeps us civically engaged. Though we might not realize it, jobs are just one of many examples of civic engagement. (debate.Com, 2017)
CNS is a inefficient way to increase the amount of CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, and can decrease the amount. As you can see, we are one of the many people who oppose CNS. Many debate experts also see why we oppose this. Our feeling is like this part in Martin Luther King Jr's speech. "No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream. " -MLKJ The whole point of a fedral republic is to give everyone a equal say. People like us might protest in a very negative way that could result in a loss of civic engagement. (debate.Org, 2017)
CNS will not increase the amount of patriotism. According to the definition of a job, a job itself is patriotism, as well as other things such as volenteering to clean up litter at a park; volenteering to help people get introduced to America; and many more. The definition for patriotism is "vigorous support for one's country" and if you're forced to do it, then it's not patriotism. (debate.Org, 2017)
I do not believe forcing a child to serve one year of national service is in anyway correct. They should be allowed to choose if they wish to serve, and get the merit from that. Forcing them into doing it will only create more hostile individuals that after their service is done, will be released back into society, upset and possibly mentally harmed in the future.
Requiring students to serve one year of national service is unfair. Students should be able to choose whether or not they participate in national service and forcing them to serve is not a good option. Students have enough to worry about as it is not including serving a year of national service.