Most people have never heard of the Ludlow Amendment. In December of 1937, the amendment gained popular support thanks to the Panay Incident. This proposed amendment to the Constitution read:
SEC. 1. Except in the event of an invasion of the United States or its Territorial possessions and attack upon its citizens residing therein, the authority of Congress to declare war shall not become effective until confirmed by a majority of all votes cast thereon in a nationwide referendum. Congress, when it deems a national crisis to exist, may by concurrent resolution refer the question of war or peace to the citizens of the States, the question to be voted on being, Shall the United States declare war on __? Congress may otherwise by law provide for the enforcement of this section.
SEC. 2. Whenever war is declared the President shall immediately conscript and take for use by the Government all the public and private war properties, yards, factories, and supplies, together with employees necessary for their operation, fixing the compensation for private properties temporarily employed for the war period at a rate not in excess of 4 percent per annum based on tax values assessed in the year preceding the war.
I would add a third section:
SEC. 3. Anyone who voted in favor of declaring war shall therefore be deemed as having volunteered to serve in the Armed Forces in support of the war effort, being conscripted in service of the Government in whatever capacity the Department of Defense deems appropriate for the duration of the war and up to six months after. Compensation shall be made to such persons at the rates of pay set by Congress for members of the Armed Forces.
Now you have skin in the game. Vote accordingly. This will make war as personal as a punch in the nose. Want to defend Ukraine? Hamas? Israel? Sure, vote yes. Thanks for volunteering, now report to Basic Training.
If you don’t believe in a cause enough to fight for it, then you shouldn’t get to vote and send others to fight in your stead.