The Young Liberals are calling for young aussies to participate in nine months of compulsory national service.
Under the plan, young Australians could do their service overseas, working in foreign aid and development, either in programs run by the Australian government or helping non-government bodies such as the Red Cross or Doctors Without Frontiers.
The domestic option would enable people to serve in hospitals, old age homes and other community organisations.
Participants could also have the option of working and studying in various trades including plumbing and electrical.
No mention of fighting wars I notice. I wonder what would happen to the unpatriotic rabble that refuse?
Young Liberal president Noel McCoy said the aim was to provide a sizeable low-cost workforce that would help to offset the effects of the financial crisis.
At the same time he said it would help instil a work ethic and sense of national pride in young people.
The problem with right wingers is that they believe that the worlds ills can be solved by injecting citizens with the right morality. In this regard they are as bad as the Greens.
It also seems that they believe the world owes them a low cost workforce. Although ironically low cost work is illegal, a position supported by the grown up Liberals and the ALP. In any case whos interest is this enforced low cost workforce supposed to serve. It seems to me like perverted right wing logic.