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.
What is it with all you newbies? Are you all just trolls? Or are all of you new kids really that stupid?
Many parents will take their kids out of the public schools and both faith based schools as well as home schooling will take off bigtime.
We did that in communist Eastern Europe in the Fifties.
I want to see Obama out picking up trash. It is a job he might be competent to do.
Shouldn’t your name be the “Neighbor of the Neighbor of the Beast?”
Or maybe “Across The Street Neighbor of the Beast”?
All hail our glorious leader.
You must not be familiar with the penumbra.
“Sending a child to government school really ought to be considered child abuse. “
Maybe not child abuse, but definitely foolhardy, ignorance and a grave threat to the survival of faith, freedom, liberty and a sovereign Republic.
Suburban kids will have this held over their heads in order to graduate, and the inner city kids simply won’t do it, because they do no care if they graduate.
Kind of like gun laws, which punish the wrong group of people.
My wife works in a public middle school and I can tell you that the feral, ill-disciplined trash that populate it, definitely need something. "Forced labor"? Please! Most of these juvenile monsters need to be thrashed to within an inch of their lives. They have no fear of man nor God. Community service is too good for them. I'd line them all up and send them on a route march through the Arizona desert.
Like any government scheme, it will be badly run, full of loopholes and require a whole new bureaucracy to administer it. Furthermore, changing the heart of man is God's work, not the government's but I understand what Obama has in mind here, misguided as he is.
Maryland demands mandatory volunteerism for a college degree?
Stuff like this will create the recipe for a major civil war.
Our first black President is mandating slavery for everyone.
Hopefully the SPINELESS GOP will call this what it is!
Are you going to actually be the one that drives my children to and from this wonderful idea of community service. I’m already driving a ton to take my kids to/from school.
This is also forcing parents into doing something more, and I already have a full plate taking care of my 3 kids (one who is special needs) and my ailing parents.
See Post #60
This message needs to reach them via hundreds of thousands of emails, phone calls, etc.
We won't get all the cretin critters' attention, but we'll get a similar count as the ones influenced by last year's amnest attempt, which just might be enough to hold our fingernails onto.
I got your "compusory service" RIGHT HERE!
Barack Obama brings slavery back to the US.
But then, slave-trading wis an impportant part of the history of his Luo tribe, who were quite skillful at raiding for slaves..
“to curb illegals and their employment here”
I don’t want to click on the site — is that in there? If so, wonder what the illegals who voted for BO will think about that!
I wouldn’t have a problem if it were merely encouraged. Required is getting pretty soviet.
Here's how it will work in the colleges. Obama couples this with a $4,000 financial aid grant, which is conditional upon the "community service" being done. It works out to the work being paid at the rate of $40/hr. So far, so good.
BUT what will inevitably happen is the colleges will raise tuition again (tuition has risen much faster than inflation, and keeps place with any increase in financial aid), so within a year students will be the same amount they had been paying out of pocket, PLUS will need to do the 100 hours. This will translate into failure to do community service resulting in a $4K fine.
Just like I’m selfish when I don’t want my money to go to taxes, and I’d like my money to go for therapy for my special needs daughter.
Yep, I’m soooo selfish.
missed the college part in the article ... mea culpa
Is that like being forced to work without being paid?
The 13th amendment abolished Slavery in United States.
“The machinery of propaganda may pack their minds with falsehood and deny them truth for many generations of time, but the soul of man thus held in trance, or frozen in a long night, can be awakened by a spark coming from God knows where, and in a moment the whole structure of lies and oppression is on trial for its life.” Winston Churchill
FREERIDERS..........One less thing we have to worry about!!
Thansk you for posting this, I am very worked up about this. My children will never comply, bring it on.
Remember that Little White Card that Bill Clinton held up as your “health care card”? It would have had your approved diet on it from the 1st Directorate of Dietary Compliance. Just try to get an unapproved food item by the Check Out Clerk who is an agent for Barack’s Civilian Security Force. Second Offense? No Soup For You! Third Offense - two weeks starvation. You can’t eat what you want anymore. Barack said so.
True - My girls attend for two months each summer. There is a rotation of responsibilities including sweeping, dusting, taking care of the animals and plants, chalkboards, trash, serving lunch, picking up and returning lunch items from the kitchen(they eat in the classroom), cleaning the halls, etc. Kids actually enjoy it as a break from sitting and it’s expected as a matter of course so there isn’t any complaining.
That being said - there is no such thing as compulsory voluntarism and what they are referring to here is a croc.
Involuntary servitude. The 13th Amendment freed us of this.
meh... Sorry, I can't keep up the sarcasm. It makes me wanna vomit.
Bless you and your children. It's sounds like they have a wonderful mom. :-)
Can one be a forced volunteer?
My oh my, aren’t Constitutional Lawyers going to be busy for the next four years.
31 - Maryland already has this in place. I believe alot of other states do as well.
Nice try, though, to pin this on Obama.
This mandatory service issue was an old Kennedy policy that they attempted to make into state law in Maryland in 1992.
Service Rule Stirs Debate in Maryland
Published: July 29, 1992
“We are not opposed to community service,” said Susan Buswell, executive director of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education. “We’ve long supported student involvement in volunteer service, but what concerned our boards was the mandatory nature of the program. How much will it cost? Who is liable if a student gets hurt or injured on a project? Who will do the record keeping?” Uncertain Costs
Obama wants to wield the ring. Like Gollum, his view is, “Then we makessssss them crawllllll!”
My son attends a Christian High School and has mandatory service hours to graduate. I don’t have a problem with this because we are sending him to the school for the values. He can choose where his service hours are spent. I’m sure Christian charities will be off the list. I hate Socialist and Democrats.
See post #88.
All it takes is for one suburban kid to get knifed while doing mandatory community service work in the “hood” and the political firestorm and lawsuits will end any such a program immediately.
The “13th Amendment?” Does that have anything to do with that document we used to have called “The Constitution”?
I truly fear for my children and cannot believe that my generation has sold out our freedom and liberty (what was left of it) for the promise of “goodies” from the 50% that work hard and pay taxes. I am so thankful that my parents aren’t alive to see what has happened to our country. We must fight, fight, fight for our liberty (unlike the way McCain “fought” for us!).
No doubt. And there will be more if Obama gets past the first term, which he began running for Tuesday night.
Only certain people will be able to drive at all, for the good of the world, and you’ll have to have special status to drive anything but a PrIOUS.
I already serve you Marxist little nitwit. It's called having a job. You might want to get some of your Nanny Stater supporters to try it some time.