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  Borling preaches the ethics of service
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MediaNewspaper - Daily Herald (Suburban Chicago)
News DateSunday, January 25, 2004 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionSPRINGFIELD - If you're a male age 18 to 26, Republican U.S. Senate hopeful John Borling wants you to serve the country.

Under his plan, every man would do one year of national service performing such tasks as cleaning up after tornadoes, fighting forest fires, low-level security and possibly policing the Mexico border. Women would be free to volunteer, but for men it'd be mandatory. An estimated 1.5 million people would go through the program each year.

The goal is two-fold, says Borling, a retired Air Force major general. Service fosters pride in the country. And the community corps would lighten the military's load, freeing the armed services to do more. Plus, he sees the plan as a social experiment in which people of different races and social backgrounds would learn to work together.
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