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Originally posted by dagann
Once Israel attacks Iran, America will invoke the Draft. Think about it.
Originally posted by geobro
I have trouble coming up with a realistic scenario where conscription could be introduced.
Originally posted by RichAwake
Interesting that it's popped up again. Personally If I were to be conscripted (which I would as i'm of age) I'd be somewhat proud to "serve my country", and I feel the there are a lot of late teens and young 20 somethings in this country where National Service would kick them into touch, and make them realise there is more to this world than their next night out/handbags/shoes/flat screen tvs...
I've met a few people in my time who have said that national service was the best thing they'd ever done, with regards to life experiences and personal development, and I wonder why it was ever scrapped, cause our bad kids are REALLY bad.
Originally posted by teapot
Not going to happen? Not really real that, Private Members Bill? About 11% of all Private Members Bills receive Royal Assent and become law (compared to about 95% of government bills). Like Giles Brendeth's Marriage Bill, a National Service Bill would be populist (see some of the comments in this Thread!!) and so to those that think it won't happen, I wouldn't be so sure!
I see some form of conscription being Phase 3 of the Workfare Programme.
We have had phase 1, all those unemployed for over a year working for bus fare under threat of draconian penalty for non-compliance. We have had phase 2, 'welfare reform' and it's penury. Next will be the draft.
did you ever get to meet kitten when you were in kevin love was his name as you point out davy it would do this generation the world of good and get them out of their beds i would recommend it to any young lad . how long did you do in
I spent my sixteenth birthday in the British Army (REME) and I think it did me the power of good. I see so many young people here hanging around street corners doing nothing and I reckon a stint in the Armed Forces would help them get their self respect back and teach them a lot.