Sunday, July 29, 2012
The Swiss Army
Did you know that in Switzerland all citizens are required to serve in the military for two years? They are all trained and skilled in weapons and defense, among other things. Thus the entire country has low crime even though everyone has a weapon. Their military service teaches them discipline and work ethic. One might do worse than learn these kinds of skills. I'm not saying that the United States should have a mandatory military time for each citizen (which would not be practical in a country as large as ours) but rather that by arming responsible citizens, crime is reduced, as happens in Oklahoma and places like it. Also that the discipline and work ethic developed in such service benefits one for life. Mormon missions do something similar for those who serve.