The Soldiers' President?

The voice was familiar, the argument reasonable, the diction clear. The people at their radios listened to the President. But there seemed to be something in the air that blurred the reception.

"As you know," said the voice, "I have for three years hesitated to recommend a national service act. Today, however, I am convinced of its necessity. . . . National service has proven to be a unifying moral force. . . . It will be a means by which every man and woman can find that inner satisfaction which comes from making...

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