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    Default Conscription For Youth On Dole Idea

    http://www.themercury.com.au/news/ta...-1226884419338

    So Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie floated the idea of 12 months forced military service for all unemployed youth. I don't think this idea will get anywhere but I'm curious to know what people think. I personally think it is all kinds of wrong.

    I am less opposed to making people choose a volunteer organisation providing they actually have the time on their hands but still a tricky thing.

    I think conscription is a very dangerous can of worms to open.

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    I morally object to war, so I think it is terrible to force people into the armed services if they don't want to do that.

    I agree that volunteer work with charities or something might be a better thing to do though.

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    Abhorrent. Something I would never support.

    Conservatives (Australian liberals), make policies that support corporations, pay people less, give less job security and cause people to become desperate, so they are less resistant to beING paid peanuts or be conscripted into the army. Where they will most likely be used as a tool for a corrupt government. IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    I morally object to war, so I think it is terrible to force people into the armed services if they don't want to do that.

    I agree that volunteer work with charities or something might be a better thing to do though.
    Same

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    I think this is the first thing we have agreed on

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    Same

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    I think this is the first thing we have agreed on
    I'm not a monster lol

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    My dad was conscripted in 1968 and went to Vietnam 6 weeks after his 21st birthday - I can't even begin to tell you how mentally and emotionally scarred he is or the anguish my grandparents and mother went through the 12 months he was sent away at war for - so no - I admire and respect our military but no body should be forced into it against their will
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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    I morally object to war, so I think it is terrible to force people into the armed services if they don't want to do that.

    I agree that volunteer work with charities or something might be a better thing to do though.
    Totally agree
    I think that is the stupidest idea so far

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    There is already a volunteer GAP year program where young people can try out the army to see if they like it. It is generally aimed at school leavers but I'm hearing of 20yo joining. It's one year where you try out different trades.

    On an aside. The aus army does not send new recruits overseas or into active service. The training to go overseas is rigorous and takes several months. Dh has been in the army thru the last 13 yrs and only saw active combat 5 yrs in.

    wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.

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    Dont agree with it at all.

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