A more recent report, this time from the local in Switzerland, informs us about moves to create compulsory community service for foreigners living there as this would be a means of furthering their integration, while an alternative idea being proposed is for conscription.
Of course, conscription – or national service, call it what you will – has many factors in its favour, none more so than considering the need for foreigners, who have made the decision to create a new life in another country, to demonstrate their commitment to the aims and ideals of their chosen new home.
Consider, conscription/national service would:
- solve the unemployment problem in the 18-24 year range – if the state has to pay them, why not pay them to do something useful;
- it would be possible to incorporate qualifying for a trade – which logic dictates would lower the cost of said scheme to the taxpayer;
- it would create a sense of discipline in the younger generation and lead to an acceptance of acceptable societal behaviour;
- it would also assist in resolving the problems of obesity, thus cutting the NHS bill that is involved in dealing with the problem;
- it would reduce the problem we have with the number of unmarried mothers and the resultant costs involved;
Just considering those five reasons – what’s not to like?