Skip to comments.'Mandatory' volunteerism? Is it time yet? [Another liberal oxymoron]
Posted on 02/21/2008 7:55:55 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s
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Forced labor and indoctrination would be a more accurate headline. Hey folks, wait until the prophet Obama reigns. Then we can look forward to some serious double speak and lots mandatory [insert just about anything here].
Goodness gracious gosh almighty. No wonder this woman is stuck writing for the Delaware whatchamacallit.
It’s called involuntary servitude.
Shades of the WPA.
Or its most well-known term, slavery.
Or you could just call it slavery.
Someone ought to tell Rhonda we fought a civil war to end that. You’d think she’d know.
Arbeit macht frei.
Heck - my son already suffers from this at his High school. It’s a government school - read mandatory. To graduate from said school he must provide 40 hours of mandatory community service.
It does sound like involuntary servitude doesn’t it.
Now - he is a boy scout. He would have done this ANYWAY working on his eagle project.
Obama in the White House....Plan B: http://www.livinginthephilippines.com
(Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution)
The Democrats are the Party of Slavery. They always have been, and they always will be. And that's why it's such a shame that the once proud GOP, which stood for liberty and freedom, is bending over to pander to and emulate them.
“Arbeit macht frei.”
And all you on my right, follow the band to the showers!
I always wondered what is was like to live in Russia in 1915.
She is just representing the ideas that will be in the ballot in 2008.
Actually, it’s Facism, which is much more chilling than the fictional Orwellian construct.
Don't you just love that phrase! And how will they enforce it? "Hey, non-complier, you failed to go down and clean up the vomit and whatnot from those homeless drunks er I mean people", "we sentence you to five years in jail". Anything to do with forcing people to do this "community service" stuff is competely unconstitutional. I see a lot of lawsuits.
One would think that would be the likely result. But I am not so sure. For example, the ACLU goes to bat for HS students that wear asinine Tee shirts but AFAIK they've not complained about the mandatory "volunteer" work these same students are required to do for graduation.
Sadly, I think that there will be little said except from the sane conservative crowd. Most people in this country are already convinced that violating the Constitution is fine as long as it's for a "good cause".
The idea they floated in the article was to tie it to high school graduation, i.e. 100 hrs community service required for diploma.
Still unconstitutional in my own legally untrained opinion.
There’s a global warming nut in Germany that has that as his Freeper name I believe?
I of course completely agree that it's unconstitutional for the federal government to have any say-so in state high school graduation requirements. However, the feds have already so largely injected themselves into local school systems that the Constitution appears to have become an afterthought, if it's even a thought at all.
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