Republican U.S. Senate candidate Alan Keyes told a crowd of Lisle college students Monday he favors two years of mandatory military service following high school for everyone without exception. "I have always been in favor of universal service," said Keyes, speaking to about 300 students gathered in the Dan and Ada Rice Center at Benedictine University. "I think that the best thing we can do for this society is just tell everybody, 'Between the time you turn 18 and the time you turn 35, you will be asked to give two years to your country.'"Again, the Daily-Herald Some other nice quotes:
The 54-year-old former U.N. ambassador and talk-show personality also said the death penalty must remain in force. Keyes referenced the biblical story in which arrogance about a killing by a descendant of Cain, whom God spared the death penalty, was a contributing factor to the great flood of Noah. Following the flood, God then added a command that killing another would result in death, he said. One student asked Keyes why he doesn't spend more time talking about his views on health care and the economy in addition to abortion and gay rights. Keyes, who spent virtually his entire 20-minute speech talking about abortion, blamed the biased and "scandal-mongering" media for not reporting his views on those topics.