Should the right to vote be something that must be earned by a term of service rather than being open to just any citizen? I am not talking about just military service but service in the Peace Corps, Making Eagle Scout or the equivalent in Girl Scouts, or maybe the Spaatz award as a Cadet in Civil Air Patrol. Successfully complete a 7 year term of service in a volunteer Fire Dept or Rescue squad. What is your opinion and why. Give full details not one liners. Please pay attention: Military service and Peace corps are not boy and girl scouts. Also I am asking since less than half the people who can register to vote don't even bother should it be so easy to get the vote? Mike R: The USA is not a Democracy any way it is a Representative Republic.