Skip to comments.Obama wants forced labor for school children
Posted on 11/07/2008 9:20:01 AM PST by Khepri
"When you choose to serve -- whether it's your nation, your community or simply your neighborhood -- you are connected to that fundamental American ideal that we want life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness not just for ourselves, but for all Americans. That's why it's called the American dream."
The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nations 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.
They already do that in California.
It is so very wrong.
Clancy can write a new book about the destruction of a free America....called “RED STAR RISING”
Pretty soon it’ll be time to change my name to Prisoner 668.
Sending a child to government school really ought to be considered child abuse. Or are they going to mandate that homeschoolers and private schools also comply? (Or else!)
Dear Premier Hussein,
Shove it up your collectivist black hole where the light dont shine!
Signed: comrade serf
An awful idea. I already volunteer in my community by teaching ESL. But I chose to do it. I will NOT be bullied into it.
The best thing about volunteering is that people are happy to be there and enjoy it and don’t want to make trouble for other people.
No what will be ruined.
I understand Japanese schools, for example, have no janitors. The students themselves clean up after themselves every day.
I would look forward to this kind of approach to education, and teach American kids to look after themselves. But I don't think that's what anyone who is behind this silly "community service" sh!t really has in mind.
Service in Obama Nation causes:
Barack is the most dangerous individual ever elected to the White House.
An important note is how this will be done. For years, whenever the federal government adds requirements to local schools, they do it with the threat of “compliance, or lose your federal aid money.”
That is, more “unfunded mandates.” It will have to be coercive, otherwise the vast majority of schools wouldn’t do any of the things the feds demand.
How can you “choose” to serve when it is required?
Does getting this fool out of office count as community service?
Hmm......to curb illegals and their employment here, does this mean the kids will be out picking lettuce, etc? I wonder.........
it's not just "for the children"...;)
And I can’t wait for the government mandateded and approved dietary approval (for our own damn good and for the good of all). Not a joke.
The war on private schools and homeschooling will accelerate. They are a threat to the path of the Obama Nation.
Sorry, Barry. After 28 years in the US Navy, I’m retired.
He told us during the campaign, as did his wife.
Grab a broom Comrade. Get out and sweep the streets. You want your Social Security check, Mr Retiree? Here’s your list of chores.
Unlike theoretical Communism, where everyone shares the work, I suspect that this Tax-The-Rich, Reparative-Redistribution-Scheme ideologue will continue his class and race war with the assignment of chores.
Trust me, homeschoolers and private schools are on the executioner list. Not controllable enough.
The devil is in the details.
Just another example of how BHO will pervert the Declaration of Independence to justify his agenda. Sadly most of the sheeple have no clue what the D of I really says....
Only a “progressive” would think the American Dream is to be a forced servant of the federal government.
This guy is going to be exceptionally bad as president. If he rams through all of this far left-wing nut nonsense early on the GOP is going to take back the Congress ‘94 style. The GOP better be ready to execute it though.
I'm extremely suspicious of any governmental service oganization with the word 'corps' in its title. After the Marine Corps*, they're all low rate wannabes.
*Before I forget, Happy 223rd birthday to the United States Marine Corps on Monday, November 10.
There is the little matter of the 13th Amendment, which bars compulsory servitude (otherwise known as “slavery”).
Maryland already has this in place. I believe alot of other states do as well.
Nice try, though, to pin this on Obama.
That’s a new one! Need to add this to the list. However, its not as evil and viscious as some of his other traits:
Terrorist Sympathizer, Secret Muslim, Anti-American, Communist, Marxist, Racist, Socialist, Infaticidal Maniac, Baby Killer, Drug Addict, Theif, Anti-Semite, Larry Sinclair’s Crack Whore, Elitist, Smug, Guy off the Street, Dangerous, Extremist, Radical, Documents Forgerer (fake birth Cirtificate), Freinds with Dicators (Odinga), AND NOW ENFORCER OF CHILD LABOR!
I wonder if the programs will be called the Young Pioneers...
Registering voters; helping people on welfare navigate the system; checking through private citizens’ garbage to be sure that they are recycling... etc.
I am a life long Reagan Conservative, and even I can see the merit to this...
getting kids involved in the community is a brilliant idea, and at just under an hour a week, it is almost nothing- people should be doing this on their own...
a lazy republican idealogue, us just as bad as an overzealous obamatron...
Shove it up your a$$.
Mandatory volunteerism and his other crazy ideas need to be ridiculed hard.
Why did they leave out the Apple Core?
Dear Leader is already starting to implement his great leap forward.
The real scam will be the “administrative costs” associated with this sham.
I wonder if one of those middle school volunteers helped to write up his website.
Just the same way you "voluntarily" pay your federal income tax.
You still have the choice, but the choice will be much more easy to make: serve or go to jail.
See? Isn't that change? Doesn't that give you hope?
Volunteering yourself is a good thing, and I have done my share, but requirement does away with the voluntary part - will the press call him on this or follow along while their guy morphs the meaning of the word? We tried to warn them.
This is a large aspect of his reparations plan. We and our children will be required to be slaves, and I’m sure there will be many loopholes/exclusions for others, more than likely based on them descending from slavery, so they’ve already done their part.
Hopefully, he can do very little in the time he’s in office.
Acorn on steroids.
Right out of Castro’s handbook for all Cubans.
mandatory community service... I thought only criminals got that.
Funny. I don’t think there are enough volunteer hours to go around.
They have ‘forced volunteerism’ in Maryland and have for years. I have always wondered what part of ‘volunteerism’ is supposed to be ‘forced’ and why that lovely bunch at the ACLU do not find it unconstitutional??
“They already do that in California”
Yes, and then they imported it to Colorado. 15 years ago they tried it out in my daughter’s high school and recruited kids who were at the top of their classes. They put the kids on this bizarre program that included building a “Portfolio” but didn’t include the standard Math, Science, and English lessons. Instead it included requirements like community service. AND the community service had to be in their “approved” programs, not just any 401c(3) organization.
When I found out about this program, I told them that I wanted my daughter taken out and put back into regular classes. They said that once the child started in this program they couldn’t go back. I was furious and I took her out of school for homeschooling until I could arrange a move to some other state. We moved to Allen, Texas where they had traditional education.
If that’s what Obama wants to do, more and more kids won’t be able to read but will still graduate with honors!
Can I assign my child’s 50 hours to help the Minuteman Project and American Border Patrol keep illegals out?
One more reason not to enroll our children in the pagan academies AKA socialist government schools.