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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 79

Appendix A. — National Service

Appendix A.

National Service.

Conscription for National Service can be fully justified at such a critical juncture as the present, on the ground that:
(1)The individual must(if need be) be got to recognise his obligations to the State.
(2)It is but just and fair to exact from all the physically fit, of military age, the service at present rendered voluntarily by only a portion of our recruitable men.
(3)The absolute necessity of National self-preservation
(4)The inadequacy of the voluntary system to supply the necessary number of men to meet the present needs of the Empire.
(5)A purely voluntary system is, essentially, unfair to the volunteers.