I envision something where people at age 18, before they go to college, serve for a minimum of two years at one of the umbrella organizations under this program. I’m not sure if I would want to include the military in this, but for now, and until there’s a better argument against it, I’d leave it in.
So at 18, after you finish high school you leave your home. This could even be somewhat like what the Mormons’ do, where they’re assigned a “mission.”
If you successfully complete the program, you get some kind of benefit, although I’m unclear as to what that would be specifically. I forget where I read/heard it, but I remember someone came up with an idea that for every 5 or so years you serve in this type of organization, you get your taxes reduced by 2% for the rest of your life. This way, the super libertarian people don’t have to participate, but as a result, they get no benefit. On the other hand, the longer you voluntarily participate, the more benefit you receive for the rest of your life.
I don’t know. I’m kind of just shooting from the hip here and haven’t really given this much thought.
Edited for clarification: I’m not saying that this program would only be military service. There would be a lot of options available, but that military service would be one of them for those who wanted to do that.