This country owes its existence to men and women who were willing to go up against those who would keep us as subjects to a King, to those who beleived that keeping the country in one peice is worth fighting for, to those who helped put out the fires of 2 world wars. Those that didn't fight stayed home and worked in the factories and collected scrap metal and rationed gas and went without certain foods, all for a great cause.
Many of our citizens living today have no concept of personal sacrifice, and that is a shame.
I am sorry that you don't know what "serve" means. DOes this help? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it unto one of these my brethren, even these least, ye did it unto me. Matt chap 25....
At times in our lives we should be able to help others in need, share a burden, join in a righteous cause. Occupy (name your place) is a good cause. It is being demonized by Fox News because it is the wealthy that benefits mostly from the efforts of others. Sharing the wealth within our borders is denigrated by the wealthy while our young, and not wealthy, sons and daughters fight and die on foreign soil so the rest of us can have a wonderful lifestyle here at home.
I object to having them die for access to Arab oil, but it will continue because people here at home won't use less fuel so we can at least stop buying oil from our enemies in the Middle East...
I fully realize that requiring service to vote will never happen, but I fully EXPECT that someday service will be considered an honor and a show of gratitude for the freedom and opportunites we enjoy.
Wall Street, the bankers, Madison Ave., the insurance industries....all are self serving, they exist to exploit the middle class. That's you and me, pal, like it or not.