At my 2006 Harvard commencement, keynote speaker Jim Lehrer, member of the Council on Foreign Relations and co-host of the McNeil-Lehrer News Hour, weirdly used his opportunity at the podium to talk up the idea of mandatory (as in "not voluntary") national service.
At the time I thought, "Ack, this is definitely not good," and I resolved to keep my eyes out for the next shoe to drop. On Valentine's Day this year, perhaps it did.
That's the day that Rep. Charles Rangel introduced H.R. 748, a bill that would:
...require all persons in the United States ...