One commenter said this:
"Compulsory service is compulsory service; whether they're forcing you into the army, or into a pseudo military organization, or sending you out to dig ditches for 'the common good' is irrelevant.One would think that it is enough to support this country with our taxes - now Mr. Emanuel and Mr. Obama are looking to have our kids as well.
I am not a serf. I do not serve at Uncle Sam's leisure."
There are plenty of opportunities for our young adults aged 18-25 to serve and volunteer, locally and in many capacities, and many of them do (and even longer than 3 months). Why should the government mandate their service? The government already takes plenty from their paychecks.
Was this part of the "Change" people wanted?
Compulsory, Mandatory, Required... it's all the same.
Make no mistake - this is not the trappings of a free nation.