We've written Senator Bayh twice and asked him to please explain the communitarian values his Third Way group advocates for in the United States Senate. He hasn't responded yet. We don't get many responses from the big boys. Any registered voter in Indiana feel like asking him? On the other hand, we get lots of responses from regular Americans, who assure us that they, individually, are somehow protected from forced volunteering, so it doesn't concern them. Since the final blueprints have not been released, we don't know if there's a list of exemptions. The President said "everyone should volunteer 4000 hours" and that's the only confirmation we have to go by.
National Service: A New Democrat Chronology DLC Backgrounder November 6, 2001.
National Call to Service program enables volunteers to sign up for 15 months of service on active duty followed by 24 months in the reserves -- a radical departure from the four- and five-year active duty enlistments that are now the norm. First proposed by Sens. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) in their Call to Service Act of 2001, the program is designed to help meet our growing personnel demands by offering America's youth a voluntary equivalent of the draft: a way to serve their country in uniform in a time of need without choosing a military career. By assigning short-term citizen-soldiers to high-demand military occupations that require shorter training periods, the program offers the promise of addressing critical personnel shortages while also sharing wartime sacrifice more broadly throughout society."
Senator Bayh's Principles "Bayh signed the manifesto, "A New Politics for a New America:
"As New Democrats, we believe in a Third Way that rejects the old left-right debate and affirms America's basic bargain: opportunity for all, responsibility from all, and community of all." This is the communitarian mantra. Community of all really means the communitarian global police state advocated by Communitarian Network President Amitai Etzioni.