Compulsory National Service
Given the current state of our economy, general lawlessness and over-stretched armed forces,I propose to introduce compulsory National Service for those not attending university at 18 years of age.
The rationale for this is that there is a generation of disaffected youths, with too much time on their hands, very few opportunities and even less discipline.
National Service could provide this discipline, along with vocational training that would enable them to enter the workforce after a minimum period of 2-3 years, allowing them to contribute to our society and economy.
They could perform non-combat military tasks at a low cost (apprentice wages), thereby allowing our military budget to be effectively deployed.
This e-petition has been rejected with the following reason given:
There is already an e-petition about this issue.
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