Inbox: Sep. 24, 2007

Putting Ideals Into Action

Managing Editor Richard Stengel is right: Americans are hungry to be asked to do something [Sept. 10]. During World War II, we all were asked to do something, and we did. Back then, we were joined in a common cause. Today there is a void. We need to resurrect a sense of obligation to our country besides taxes and voting. One way to help accomplish this would be to institute a draft. Everyone should be obligated to serve the country in some fashion. Maybe then we would stop identifying ourselves with narrow labels such as liberal, conservative, Democrat and...

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