Skip to comments.Kerry wants MANDATORY national service for college tuition!!!
Posted on 09/29/2004 12:49:29 PM PDT by hipaatwo
Part of 100 days Plan to Enlist One Million Americans in National Service A Year
On September 11th, 2001, America experienced the most terrible and deadly attack in its history. John Kerry believes we need to think big and do better and get more young Americans serving the nation.
As part of his 100 day plan to change America, John Kerry will propose a comprehensive service plan that includes requiring mandatory service for high school students and four years of college tuition in exchange for two years of national service.
hm. You feel a draft in here?
And to think the Dems are getting after Bush with bogus allegations about a draft...
Really? Kinda deflates the "Bush is gonna draft ya" rumor.
Wonder how THAT'S gonna go over!
Don't worry. He'll change his mind tomorrow.
Sounds like a draft to me. LOL Doesn't this idiot know what he said yesterday?
Now, who wants that draft?
Where's the source??
Hmmmnnnn... Just got a little chill. Servitude? I think not! Especially when the "public service" revolves around some form of socialist function.
Does this mean cleaning up highways for two years or volunteering at Planned Parenthood for two years?
Also, does national service mean the military? Nope. Could the country benefit from trading the exhorbitant cost of college tuition for an ROI in government service - during a time of national crisis mind you - from young adults who have proven themselves disciplined enough to get through a four-year degree program? You bet. Will the funding of tuition be tied to performance (GPA > 3.5)? I should think so. Do I sound like Donald Rumsfeld? Heavens to Betsy, yes.
See the link to the Kerry website at the bottom of the article. I just checked it and the quote's accurate.
LOL - I can almost picture Rummy saying your exact words!
Is this a joke? We don't have the Kennedy peace Corps flavor going here, so it sounds like a draft. Almost seems like Kerry is throwing the election, not that he would win anyway.
I was against a draft, before I was for a draft.
Just another of skerry's flip-flops.
I read all of the points of his program on the website and it scares the hell out of me. I sounds just like a perfect beginning of a communist state. As a matter of fact in one of the planks of the plan he actually calls out for neighborhood BLOCK CAPTAINS!!!!!!!!
Gee, I wonder what party affiliation they will have?
Perhaps I don't understand, but who pays for these kids tuition?
Neighborhood block captains are right out of Cuba.