Posted 5 years ago on Sept. 28, 2011, 3:07 p.m. EST by Tocqueville
from Brooklyn, NY
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I suggest one simple, realistic, and positive-minded demand that can stand for the best ideals of this country and this movement:
'America Conservation Corps', a year of service for all American youth after high school, a draft for nation-building at home, and a fight against youth unemployment and undereducation.
This would build on the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s, and the more recent AmeriCorps program, by developing a universal American experience of service in "conservation" of both America's great natural and human resources.
By uniting behind this one program as an expression of American community and brotherhood and sisterhood, we can stand as a positive counterpoint to corporate greed and the abuses of laissez faire, and work fundamentally toward uniting rather than dividing our people.