The government has proposed a plan requiring young people to perform services to correct various current social ills, especially those in education and housing. Government service, however, should be compelled only in response to a direct threat to the nationâ€™s existence. For that reason, the proposed program should not be implemented.
Which one of the following is an assumption on which the government depends?
(A) Government-required service by young people cannot correct all social ills.
(B) The nationâ€™s existence is directly threatened only in times of foreign attack.
(C) Crises in education and housing constitute a threat to the nationâ€™s existence.
(D) The nationâ€™s young people believe that current social ills pose no direct threat to the nationâ€™s existence.
(E) Some of the social ills that currently afflict the nation do not pose a direct threat to the nationâ€™s existence.
Please, explain your answer