'King of the Right' Headed the Wrong Way

"Mahvelous" it is for Bill Buckley Jr. in his pre-senile years to have conceived of a national service program with Draconian sanctions for those refusing to volunteer when reaching their 18th birthdays ("King of the Right," Nov. 11).

Shall we continue to suffer having the old tell the young how to lead their lives? Are there too few wars left for old men to send youth to die in? Shall our country continue to be impoverished by not including in the service program those over 18 who have gained skills in college and beyond?

Shall those like Bill Buckley, who have been denied the benefits of a national service program, now be provided the opportunity to do so with Draconian sanctions should they refuse to serve?


Woodland Hills

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