A new government web site called http://change.gov/americaserves/ has been spotted. It deserves mention that this site is being run by a fundraising group, and this is in violation of federal law. However do laws have any meaning, when there are no consequences for breaking them? For the time being, our new administration appears to act above the law.
The following is an excerpt from this site:
"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."
This is not a new idea. Under Soviet rule, the students were required to spend some of their time on a collective farm, picking potatoes. Many hated such service and this workforce really did not accomplish much economically, or in terms of improved harvesting. Basically this was an unskilled labor force, doing a job without any enthusiasm or care. Imagine how migrant workers might react to the idea of California's farms being serviced by this volunteer army. Consider that these volunteers might diminish the effectiveness of the harvest. That is part of the reason communist Russia relied on yearly American shipments of grain.
Another possible use for this youth brigade would be to clean up the highways, dig ditches, and perform the work currently reserved for the incarcerated. The transition period may require these two work forces to labor along side of each other, and help understand each other better. I wonder if this is the sort of public education you had in mind for your children.
What about work related accidents? Lets say a 15 year old develops a severe asthma reaction from pesticides and needs emergency care. Will he be able to site clinical conditions to be excused from future work assignments? How does one determine what sort of community service each child is directed to? Who will make such determinations, and will such a system be prone to corruption. Will it be used to punish those whose views are not aligned with the administration? How about injuries sustained while working on the side of the road? How many of them will be needed before this program's faults are examined? You really think the media will criticise the policies of our illustrious leader, or do you have examples of how this Obama controlled/aligned press has kept us in the dark? Just see the recent LA Times tape controversy.
Here is a frightening thought that should really cause each of us stop and think. What will happen, if you refuse to serve in this force? This is not a volunteer program; please pay attention to the word require.
So if such a force will not improve the health of our farms, roads, and might require schoolchildren to work in a dangerous environment, what possible reason is there to create this. Please don't file this under another dumb government idea. The democrats have just orchestrated an impressive campaign and took over almost every aspect of our government. The judicial branch will fall soon. You should not underestimate them, or their campaigning skill. Everything is done to solidify their hold on the government.
The creation of this force will act to promote a socialist mentality among school age children. For 50 - 100 hours, children will be schooled in the benefits of belonging to the collective. They will hear from their program counselors about Obama's mission and their role in it. They will come home needing to reconcile how their time spent was not a wasted effort. There will be peer pressure from both their government appointed supervisors and other kids who have bought the whole change mantra. In sum, the main purpose of this program will be to provide another avenue for the indoctrination of our youth. You think that ideas of Bill Ayers and the work he is doing in education reform are not reflected here? All you have to do is listen to a speech he gave in Venezuela to put this program into proper context.
Dark times lie ahead. The only solution is to shine as bright a light as we can on our nation. The newspapers will not do it. We need other outlets. Fight to preserve the 1st amendment. These attacks will come hard and fast. Fair speech doctrine is one particularly nasty piece of legislation our new government will try to push through. Also, remember that without the 2nd amendment, there can be no 1st. Look for legislation that will seek to limit our 2nd amendment rights.
I wish to end this story on a positive note. Our community is growing. I direct you to another blogger who used an excellent quote from Ed Howdershelt, to name his new site: "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order." His initial post was inspirational.
After the last election, I am wondering how trustworthy the ballot box has become. The soap box is shaky as well. Our major media sources have abandoned us. We will soon reach out to the jury box, and this will be a true David vs Goliath battle. Just consider how much money the other side has access to. I pray we will not reach for the ammo box again. Read his essay and join the fight.
3 hours ago