Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
The case for mandating gun ownership. Why serving in the militia should be compulsory.
As a general rule, I react negatively to the suggestion that I should be required to do anything for the federal government. But the point about civic virtue is important. In a world where people think bacon comes from a store and cops shouldn’t be so mean when they arrest murderers, a little time spent patrolling the streets of your own town might open some eyes.
Until 1972, the Swiss directly tied serving in the militia to the right to vote. There are times the idea resonates…