Skip to comments.Obama Requires YOU to SERVE, H.R.1388, "The Give Act" to reform the National Service Laws
Posted on 03/14/2009 2:03:28 PM PDT by joygrace
HR 1388, will hit the House floor on Tuesday.It is called the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act (The Give Act.) The House is scheduled to Rule this week. Sponsored by Democrat Representative Carolyn McCarthy (NY), Education and Labor Committee. The objective is to reauthorize and reform the national service laws.
Democrat Rep. McCarthy is sponsoring the bill with 25 co-sponsors, ALL Democrats, including Charlie Rangel. Need I say more.
What gives the Government the right to require individuals to give 3 years service under the guise of volunteer service? It is not explicit exactly who is required but I think they get the Bill passed and then iron out the details.
It talks about uniforms and camps. They revise the word camps and call it campus. There is language about Seniors and Community organizations.
Some language in the Bill is particularly disturbing like:
- leverage Federal investments to increase State, local, business, and philanthropic resources to address national and local challenges;
- encourage national service efforts to address pressing national challenges, such as improving education for low-income students, increasing energy conservation, and improving the health, well-being, and economic opportunities of the neediest individuals in the Nation;
-expand and strengthen service-learning programs through year-round opportunities, including during the summer months, to improve the education of children and youth and to maximize the benefits of national and community service, in order to renew the ethic of civic responsibility and the spirit of community to children and youth throughout the United States;
- increase service opportunities for our Nation's retiring professionals
-encourage members of the Baby Boom generation to partake in service opportunities
- Civilian Community Corps shall be called the "National Civilian Community Corps"
-the Director determines appropriate "Uniforms"
Why does the Government have to create Laws to make people Volunteer? The Government should NOT legislate Volunteerism.
-How much money will this National program cost?
-Take note of the Miscellaneous Section (Title VI) of the Bill. Very Strange!!!
-Sec. 601. Amtrak waste disposal. -Sec. 602. Exchange program with countries in transition from totalitarianism to Democracy.
Service unto der Fuhrer !
We all know where this leads.
Nothing....can't be done.
Here is the Obama spin on it:
The above link is an article from the Department of Education and Labor.
I am concerned about “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” This Bill doesn’t sound like FREEDOM to me no matter how you dress it up.
It makes me feel sick inside. If anyone else has another take please share?
I will not go to any Obama camp. Ever.
“Health Care Corps”, “Clean Energy Corps” — it’s scary — why don’t they just call them “Obama’s ENFORCER Corps”.
If the time comes where my children are forced to “volunteer” I’m leaving the country.
I don’t have an issue with this if it makes people who get free money for college, welfare payments, EIC bennies, WIC payments, unemployment, and anything possible penny from the government. You need to pay for it through volunteering, forced volunteering or otherwise. Otherwise I don’t support this at all.
Your paypaz pleeze.
Your paypaz ah not in ordah.
Yer taking the kids right?
“National Civilian Community Corps” (NCCP)
Hmmmmmm...looks too close to this:
NCCP = CCCP
Read...my...lips...I will NEVER serve.
Government does not know best.
Government does enough (as in too much) indoctrination through the public schools as it is.
I will not submit.