2008-11-07

Coming for the children

Gateway Pundit writes this morning that Obama has outlined his plan to indoctinate the children into community service (so they, too, can be President someday) by requiring 50 hours every year for elementary and high school students and 100 hours every year for college students. Again, more examples of what IS NOT charity - government-mandated work is not service to the community.
The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nation’s challenges. President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in underserved schools, as well as a new Health Corps, Clean Energy Corps, and Veterans Corps. Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America,

JammieWearingFool also writes that Rahm Emanuel is on the same sheet of music with what Emanuel calls "The Real Patriot Act"
Here's how it would work. Young people will know that between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five, the nation will enlist them for three months of civilian service. They'll be asked to report for three months of basic civil defense training in their state or community, where they will learn what to do in the event of biochemical, nuclear or conventional attack; how to assist others in an evacuation; how to respond when a levee breaks or we're hit by a natural disaster. These young people will be available to address their communities' most pressing needs.

What do I have against "community service"? Nothing. Anyone who volunteers their time is an exceptional person and commands my respect. But forced service? In the name of the community? It's nothing short of collectivism - it assumes that we're all the same, that we all just lay around watching TV and playing video games. That we all react the same way to the blessings of the Obama Messiah.

And what happens when the shine wears off the new program - when people stop showing up for their mandatory charity? Fines? Jail time? Re-education camps? Another aspect of our lives regulated? Will we then have to form an enforcement agency and a network of tattletales to inform on shirkers?

What have we created here?

10 comments:

Galen said...

What have WE created?? King Hussein will never be MY president. I HOPE every person involved with empowering this fraud gets exactly the CHANGE they so richly deserve.

Happy about the way your investment, retiremen, and 401(k) accounts are going? That's money fleeing away from socialism. Hope that's the change you wanted...

Worst.President.EVER.

Skye said...

What about an 18 year old who enlists without having participating in this civilian draft?

Do they pluck him or her out of basic training? Or not allow them to volunteer in the military until they fullfilled their indoctrination..err..community service..

Claymore said...

How far off are we from being reported on by the neighbor's kids...interesting times.

Mike said...

Manditory community service is slavery, plain and simple.


Whats that old saying about masters and former slaves?

Anonymous said...

i just checked the change.gov website..nowhere does it say "require" to do community service. it just says that obama's calling on all citizens to serve their communities, which i don't think is a bad thing at all.

besides, after all the harping y'all do on people that don't do jack to serve their countries, i'd expect that you would embrace the idea of citizens giving a damn about something other than themselves.

OneNephi said...

4 Horsemen:

I stumbled on to your blog a few days ago and plan on stopping by often. As a liberal who can be convinced of the error of His ways, however, I hope to find in the future more substance than the crap I just read in the top-post.

Give me a break!

LT Nixon said...

Anonymous,

The comments were made by Rahm Emanuel (Obama's new Chief of Staff), not the Change.Gov website. The 4h have all served, and think service is great, but what are the details of this conscription? What would these people be doing? We shall see.

Nephi,

We're happy to have you, but you criticize the post for having no substance, but have no substance yourself in the comment. Do you support this program?

Jonn Lilyea said...

I stumbled on to your comment a few days ago and plan on stopping by often. As a conservative who can't be convinced of the error of His ways, however, I hope to find in the future more substance than the crap I just read in your comment.

Give me a break! Numbnuts.

Mike said...

LT, the offical ghange.gov site did use the adjective require, but it has been airbrished off the site.

http://sayanythingblog.com/entry/obama_sends_statement_on_mandatory_community_service_down_the_memory_hole/

LT Nixon said...

Mike,

Scrub-a-dub-dub baby! Thanks for the tip.