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Is Citizen volunteerism necessary to pull the US out of it's financial hole?

We are in a rut in the USA. Everybody can see this clearly. The discussions concerning the distribution of money to maintain our services have revealed we may not have enough to do the job without further going into debt. Obviously just paying our taxes is not enough to solve our national problems.

Could citizen voluntarism be the kicker that gets the ball over the goal post? Is it possible to make Citizen voluntarism mandatory, say 100 hours per year or military service, to get the right to vote in elections?

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  • Jan 12 2013: We are almost completely volunteer as it is.
    More of our wages are taken, illegally in the U.S.
    When the monetary system collapses, and it will,
    everything will be volunteerism.

    Everything will still be in its place. Growing food, transportation, factories, stores, goods, needs, desires to be of service, education, medical, you name it. So will the people who perform all these different functions. The only thing missing, so we will be told, warned and threatened with, is money, but money doesn't perform anything at all.

    Once again, nothing costs money.
    Everything costs people.

    Things don't "get done" because of money.
    Things, "don't get done" because of money.

    Seven needs of any monetary system are:
    greed, crime, inequality, poverty, slavery, war and death.

    Do these match your needs? If not, then a monetary system is not needed.
    It is corrupt by default, unjust, and cannot be made into a just system.

    It has to be replaced by a just system.
    In a just system, you can then get and even elect, for some minimal form of governance,
    people who will act ethically, honesty and for their intended purpose, which is to....excuse me,
    which was to, serve the people.

    People will still want to learn, teach, perform, travel, eat, sleep, wash, drink water, do something to contribute and everything necessary to do any and all things, and none of it actually costs money.

    If you want, or really need, change, then change to a just system.
    Stop educating your children with the wrong kind of education.
    Teach them how to change what we have, what they will inherit, what they will suffer with, which will be worse than the current state of affairs.

    Stop educating them into how to try and become successful in an inherently, essentially, and intrinsically unjust system.
    There is only so much to go around in that kind of system, but there is enough to go around if it is managed properly.
    With an unjust system, deceit, stealing, cheating and any unethical behavior becomes OK.
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      Jan 12 2013: Mr. Chance stated: "...When the monetary system collapses, and it will,
      everything will be volunteerism..."

      Then we should get in as much practice as we can before that time so we will be prepared. :)

      Mr. Chance, you, more than anybody else displays the anger and frustration most of us feel and you do it quite eloquently. You are an asset to the human spirit.
      • Jan 13 2013: Mr. John Moonstroller
        (great name)
        You said:
        "Then we should get in as much practice as we can before that time so we will be prepared. :)"

        Very good point. :D

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