Friday, November 07th, 2008 | Author:

J. D. Tuccille has posted another article about Obama’s plan to force our kids, and maybe everybody else, to “volunteer” – all directed by the feds, of course. The article has many related links which I won’t duplicate, but the following is taken directly from Obama’s “transition website,” on the America Serves (when & where you’re told) page.

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, by developing a plan to require 50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year. Obama will encourage retiring Americans to serve by improving programs available for individuals over age 55, while at the same time promoting youth programs such as Youth Build and Head Start.

If you’ve ever considered homeschooling, this might be a good time to start – and the following definitions might make a good first lesson about America. I’ve also posted a video, to help you get a feel for what this all might look like.

conscription: compulsory enrollment of persons especially for military service; see draft

draft:
an act or process of selecting an individual without the individual’s expressed consent

fascism:
a political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition

totalitarianism: centralized control by an autocratic authority; the political concept that the citizen should be totally subject to an absolute state authority

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5 Responses
  1. threecollie says:

    I am trying to say what I think without bad language, but it is hard. That is awful. A lot of kinds of awful. I hope all the college kids who were so thrilled to vote for him enjoy their role in it.
    Thanks for keeping us informed!

  2. Breezey375 says:

    Thanks for the info. Politics. Wonderful, one of my professors was going on how great it was that Obama was elected. Wonder how he feels now.
    Another one of the professors volunteered for his local campaign office. I’m quickly loosing respect for both of their intelligence…

  3. akaGaGa says:

    It is awful, threecollie. I pray that God will give us the strength to stand firm in the days ahead.

    Ah, breezey, I well recall the days when I realized that my liberal teachers, in high school and college, didn’t really have all the answers. It was a rude awakening. I don’t think it’s necessarily their intelligence you should question, though, but their discernment.

  4. Windyridge says:

    While I don’t necessarily agree with the oxymoron of forced volunteerism, fascism is exactly the road we’ve been heading down the past 8 years. I’d rather see this than that. I don’t agree that national volunteerism means the draft is inevitable at all. In fact national service is not a terrible idea, but I think the proposed hours are a little too high. Working on a farm as a student should qualify as a type of national service since you are feeding the country.

  5. akaGaGa says:

    Thanks for commenting, Windyridge.

    “fascism is exactly the road we’ve been heading down the past 8 years.” I agree entirely. In fact, if you look around my blog a little, you’ll see that I’m an equal-opportunity ranter. Bush was as bad as Obama will be.

    While the liberals/democrats have been able to see the evil and unconstitutional excesses of the Bush regime, the conservatives/republicans will now be able to see the evil and unconstitutional excesses of the Obama regime.

    What few see is that they stem from the same problem. Ignoring the limitations our founding fathers put in place in our constitution, Washington is on a continuous mission to accumulate central government control of all aspects of our lives, if not the whole world, regardless of which party is in charge. The democrats in congress are just as responsible for the last eight years as Bush is, because they did nothing to stop it.

    Is national service as bad as unjustified war? Not on the face of it, because people don’t usually die from community service. What does die is our inclination and ability to think for ourselves, and in the long run, that will be the death of our country.

    If you watched this video, and have read any of Obama’s foreign policy plans, and you still think that he’s going to stop invading other sovereign nations and killing innocent civilians, you are much more of an optimist than I ever will be.

    One key indicator of how Obama will proceed will be to watch and see which of the Bush executive orders he rescinds. I’ll betcha he keeps all the ones that give the president more power.