Guest essay by Eric Worrall
Trailing Democrat Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson has demanded a year of military style conscription for all young people, to help combat the climate crisis.
Marianne Williamson wants a national mandatory service for people ages 18-26 to combat climate change
Jeanine Santucci, USA TODAY
USA TODAY September 20, 2019
At a presidential climate change forum on Thursday, author and Democratic presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson floated the idea of a national mandatory year of service for young adults to tackle climate change.
“I would like to ask your opinion, I think during the ‘season of repair,’ we should have a mandatory national service, one year, for people between 18 and 26 because we need you,” Williamson said. “We need to fix this climate. We need to fix this country.”
She lists service projects including helping in small businesses, schools, hospitals, the military, the Peace Corps and work on sustainability and to “combat the climate crisis.”
…Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2019/09/19/marianne-williamson-proposes-mandatory-national-service-climate-forum/2376414001/
I suspect this policy idea will wreck whatever is left of Marianne’s chances.
When kids protest about climate change, their protests usually include a demand that someone else does the hard work. It seems unlikely climate believers will support a plan which involves them getting off their own butts.