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'Mandatory' volunteerism? Is it time yet? [Another liberal oxymoron]
The News Journal - Wilmington, Delaware. ^ | 2/21/08 | Rhonda B. Graham

Posted on 02/21/2008 7:55:55 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s

Copyright issues force me to just post the link:

http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080221/OPINION12/802210310/1189/OPINION


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: barackhusseinobama; chebama; cultofobama; forcedlabor; nobama
More Orwellian Gobbly Gook from the left.

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].

1 posted on 02/21/2008 7:55:58 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s
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To: ChildOfThe60s
Bad link. Try this.
2 posted on 02/21/2008 7:59:36 PM PST by denydenydeny (Expel the priest and you don't inaugurate the age of reason, you get the witch doctor--Paul Johnson)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
But enforced community service at this time in American history could bring immeasurable benefits to the nation's psyche as it grapples with housing foreclosures, doped-up national sports heroes and serious challenges to our international image as world leaders.

Goodness gracious gosh almighty. No wonder this woman is stuck writing for the Delaware whatchamacallit.

3 posted on 02/21/2008 8:00:24 PM PST by squidly
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To: ChildOfThe60s

It’s called involuntary servitude.


4 posted on 02/21/2008 8:05:18 PM PST by lady lawyer
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To: lady lawyer

Shades of the WPA.


5 posted on 02/21/2008 8:07:49 PM PST by combat_boots (She lives! 22 weeks, 9.5 inches. Go, baby, go!)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
Kinda like "voluntary requirement."
Another oxymoron from the morons on the Left.
6 posted on 02/21/2008 8:09:46 PM PST by vox_freedom
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To: lady lawyer

Or its most well-known term, slavery.


7 posted on 02/21/2008 8:13:57 PM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
Wasn’t that tried many times by Stalin in Russia?
If I remember correctly all farms became the property of the state. All people of the state were required to volunteer their time to work on the farms.
Hmmm?
I think they were called Commune Farms. According to each 5 year plan the farm were to produce X+1 for each year. Turned out they produced negative results causing immeasurable starvation throughout Russia. Something like what North Korea is going through today.
9 posted on 02/21/2008 8:19:58 PM PST by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

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.


10 posted on 02/21/2008 8:43:36 PM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: Morgana

Arbeit macht frei.


11 posted on 02/21/2008 9:05:03 PM PST by walkerk
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To: ChildOfThe60s

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.


12 posted on 02/21/2008 9:32:18 PM PST by fremont_steve (Milpitas - a great place to be FROM!)
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To: lady lawyer

Not “indentured”?


13 posted on 02/21/2008 9:38:16 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: ChildOfThe60s; All

Obama in the White House....Plan B: http://www.livinginthephilippines.com


14 posted on 02/21/2008 9:54:08 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (http://www.fourfriedchickensandacoke.blogspot.com)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime where of the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

(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.

15 posted on 02/21/2008 10:16:42 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Admin Moderator for President. The lesser of two evils is still evil.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

16 posted on 02/21/2008 11:17:28 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: walkerk

“Arbeit macht frei.”

And all you on my right, follow the band to the showers!


17 posted on 02/21/2008 11:21:11 PM PST by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: ChildOfThe60s

I always wondered what is was like to live in Russia in 1915.


18 posted on 02/21/2008 11:25:14 PM PST by John Robie
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To: squidly

She is just representing the ideas that will be in the ballot in 2008.


19 posted on 02/21/2008 11:26:00 PM PST by John Robie
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Actually, it’s Facism, which is much more chilling than the fictional Orwellian construct.


20 posted on 02/21/2008 11:27:20 PM PST by G Larry (HILLARY CARE = DYING IN LINE!)
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To: squidly
"enforced community service"

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.

21 posted on 02/22/2008 12:26:37 AM PST by driftless2
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To: driftless2
Anything to do with forcing people to do this "community service" stuff is completely 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".

22 posted on 02/22/2008 5:00:54 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: driftless2
And how will they enforce it?

The idea they floated in the article was to tie it to high school graduation, i.e. 100 hrs community service required for diploma.

23 posted on 02/22/2008 6:33:14 AM PST by squidly
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To: squidly
"high school"

Still unconstitutional in my own legally untrained opinion.

24 posted on 02/22/2008 6:43:51 AM PST by driftless2
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To: walkerk

There’s a global warming nut in Germany that has that as his Freeper name I believe?


25 posted on 02/22/2008 6:57:16 AM PST by HenpeckedCon (B. Hussein/Bernie Sanders-08)
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To: driftless2
Still unconstitutional in my own legally untrained opinion.

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.

26 posted on 02/22/2008 6:58:55 AM PST by squidly
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