Compulsory military service: to Serve – for what?

The proposal is not new, but the debate is still necessary. A fortiori, it is noteworthy that defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer want to call the propo

Compulsory military service: to Serve – for what?

The proposal is not new, but the debate is still necessary. A fortiori, it is noteworthy that defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer want to call the proposed voluntary service "Your year for Germany". That leads to a compulsory service, even the General conscription is revived, as it calls for the military representative Eva Högl, is unlikely.

However, appreciation of the service for the General public, is more necessary than ever. Or he is exhausted in the truancy for the climate of vilification of the police and in the bridge year, in far-off countries?

The Serve also the question of the What. In what kind of country we want to live in? Which community is it worth it?

This question is directed of course to the political leadership. So, it is enough hardly to enable the General conscription again, in order to combat right-wing extremism in the Bundeswehr. If the policy is not fully behind the democratic institutions – are under threat to a quite from the inside, but also from the outside – then you can hardly ask for their defence to their own lives.

The German, however, will show in the surveys of a service obligation is not so averse. Many of you know or guessed, but that freedom and prosperity, democracy and the rule of law cannot be taken for granted – and, ultimately, each individual defended must be.

Updated Date: 06 July 2020, 00:19

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