Implement a 2 year mandatory service commitment for all citizens that takes place on American soil. The service commitment could be in the form of AmeriCorps, Corps of Engineers, PeaceCorps, or NPS volunteers. I am thinking of something that resembles the CCC era - where folks learned useful skills and yet helped enhance our infrastructure and our cultural and natural landmarks. Service work would save thousands in contracted dollars and would require little in the way of additional organizational implementation. We currently have a system of registration for all males 18 and over; the selective service system could be expanded to function for the entire population, both male and female.
Idea No. 12701