In Israel, the youth must serve at least one tour with the Isareli Defence Force.
I think this is a great idea. It should be addopted here in Canada.
I can tell you, that despite my run-in with the law after my two tours, I actually learned quite a bit in the Armed Forces. My issues that were present prior to, during and post my service, were more or less aggression issues. Something I eventually beat. I do believe, that had I not served. I would likely not have over come these issues and would have been a system sucker the rest of my life.
Further more, I think it not only benneficial to the youth of today, but also to the Nation who's teat they had been latched to, until that point. It instills things like self reliance, pride, ingenuity, improvisation, self-esteem, accountablity, respect and a strong work ethic.
I believe that it would stem the tide of violence, sloth, welfarism, un-accountablity and complacency in the youth of today. Thus helping to change Canada's laxadaisical attitude.
Am I wrong or right?