First send all politicians who want to vote on this topic to minimum one year of military service that only includes active duty beyond our borders. Once a full 338 mps have done that and are currently elected than they could decide what's best on this issue.
time to make men 0ut of our privileged, entitled youth. maybe, just maybe, they would think twice of doing crime. If this were an alternative instead of jail, maybe they could grow to be productive citizens in society. please consider productive discipline for those who are lost in society. jail is an invitation to free housing, meals, health care, education and God knows what other privileges. our veterans get what? shameful how the treatment of those who protect our country are forgotten. got this in reverse folks. shouldn't have to have this pointed out if you're doing your job right.
I think 18-year-olds should contribute one year of service to their country, but not just through a military service. There should be options such as internships in international and inter-provincial gov't service, building houses for orgs such as Habitat for Humanity, or in the peace corps building wells and solar energy hubs, anything that contributes to the well-being of our society.
Military service should be a choice. A stronger emphasis on education and skill development would make military service more attractive and available to a broader range of applicants. Also clean up sexual misconduct and abuse to make military service safe for women, LGBTQ, and men who are vulnerable to sexual exploitation and abuse from abusers in positions of power and authority.
No. I do agree with service should be a choice and not an obligation but I would like to add that not everyone has the mindset of a soldier and those forced into it might find themselves adding to the already too high list of depression cases or worse.
As a Swiss citizen I support the idea of militia military which requires adult citizens to serve in the military. I believe that it would be a good idea to have a similar system so long as those who have not volunteered are only used as reserves and not sent on missions outside of the country.
Yes, but only for those who do not pursue further education or employment and with less focus on military training and more focus on education and skill development. Service can be continued after the mandatory year if the individual chooses to do so
I would make it so that anyone that isn't going to a useful University course to Canada, they would do 3 years of service. The useful degrees would be in Medicine, Education, Law, and very few others. The people in the service would do mostly infrastructure work.
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