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Posted on 03/16/2009 8:19:53 PM PDT by joygrace
Tonight, Republican Minority Whip Eric Cantor announced an update to the House Schedule for this week. H.R. 1388, The Give Act, is scheduled for Wednesday. Note: The title is Anticipated Floor Schedule.
The Whipping Post states, On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for legislative business.
H.R. 1388 - Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act (Subject to a Rule)
(Sponsored by Rep. McCarthy (NY) / Education and Labor Committee)
(Excerpt) Read more at republicanwhip.house.gov ...
His people never experienced slavery (they were probably slavers).
So, what does he care about visiting slavery on the Nation?
His wife will probably hold the whip.
I feel like I am living in 1933.
I preemptively refuse.
I feel like I’ve fallen through the looking glass. What in the H-E-Double-Toothpicks has happened to my country?
In the US it takes a Black man to bring back slavery.
Herr Obama, I offer you the Tampa Bay Turn Signal....also known as the Single Finger Salute.
I would never serve this cabal of leftists.
What’s disgusting is that FR is the only place I’m hearing any details about this.
Thanks for the update.
So what part of the Constitution does this violate?
16th Amendment, and certainly the letter and spirit of the Preamble.
Thanks for doing this.
He can go to the Devil!
We had better start calling our Congress critters tomorrow, and keep calling, and letting them know that this continued assault on the Constitution will not be tolerated.
He DUMMIES, You can't legislate or mandate charity, or volunteerism. It becomes no longer either, and is against the law.
Amendment XIII (13th)
Section 1 Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude,
except as a punishment for crime whereof the party
shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within
the United States, or any place subject to their
“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.”
This is just another vehicle for funnelling money to ACORN.
It would be easier to say what it didn’t violate.
I would happily serve in a group dedicated to tarring and feathering Democrats.
The Title of the thread is screwed up. Do you know how I can fix it?
I don’t know how to contact the Administrator. Thanks for your help.
You mean “back to the Devil”, I assume?....:)
No, not what part of the Constitution does it VIOLATE.
More accurately, what part of the Constitution ALLOWS it?
Remember the Tenth Amendment: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
If the Constitution doesn’t SPECIFICALLY give the feds the power, then they don’t have the power.
Indoctrinate the thugs on the taxpayer dime.
I just sent you mail for your technical help if you can. Thank you.
FreepMail on its way with help (I hope) :)
>>Amendment XIII (13th)<<
Yeah, like a silly piece of paper like the USC has any bearing on the new fuhrer’s handlers’ decisions.
I mean, if they are going to once and for all dispatch the the 1st and 2nd to the same dust bin of history as the 9th and 10th, what make you think the 13th has any meaning?
You are my hero!!
Thank you. It really bugged me:)
You AM’s rock :)
Thank you for the handy link.
‘tweren’t me :)
Good subject and something we all need to be very concerned about.
Thank you Admin Moderator for fixing the title of the thread. Apreciate it.
You are my hero too!!
Second try is the charm. Thank you for fixing the title of the Thread.
My husband said he heard Mark Levine talking about it on his show today. He only heard the last few minutes so didn’t know what all was being said. Hopefully other talk radio shows will pick up on it and get it publicized before they are able to sneak this one through a vote in the House.
Glad to hear Levine was talking about it.
I wonder if it’ll be front page news tomorrow?
Cost is irrelevant. The Give Act is to enshrine creation of President Obortion’s “Gestapo and SS Corps” - a nationalist communist league of goons to remove liberties and conservative advocates from the nation... it is anti Liberty and anti Freedom. This Corps will be on the other side of the front line when the counter coup begins.
“OBAMA WANTS FORCED LABOR FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN”
“OBAMA REQUIRES COMMUNITY SERVICE AND REMOVES HIS AGENDA FROM WEBSITE AFTER SCRUTINY”
“RAHM EMANUEL, Obama’s Chief of Staff, ON MANDATORY CIVIL SERVICE PLAN”
“RAHM EMANUEL EXPECTS ‘A LOT’ FROM CIVIL DEFENSE CORPS [Ben Smith podcast]”
“Obama’s “UNIVERSAL” SERVICE PLAN
Training A Socialist Army Of World Servers”
He is the devil...
Is there a place where we can get the specific parts that are the most offensive/ unconstitutional, etc. I want to call my congressman tomorrow and would like to steer them by paragraph numbers to the worst parts (the “mandatory volunteerism” part, forcing children & elderly to work, etc.) I just don’t have time to read through the entire thing again, although I’ve skimmed parts of it. Thanks for any help.
Title: To reauthorize and reform the national service laws.
Sponsor: Rep McCarthy, Carolyn [NY-4] (introduced 3/9/2009) Cosponsors (25)
Latest Major Action: 3/11/2009 House committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 34 - 3.SUMMARY AS OF:
Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act or the GIVE Act - Amends the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (NSCA) and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (DVSA) to revise the programs under such Acts and reauthorize appropriations for such programs through FY2014.
Revises under NSCA: (1) the School-Based and Community-Based Service-Learning programs and Higher Education Innovative Programs for Community Service (Learn and Serve programs); (2) National Service Trust programs (AmeriCorps); (3) the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC); and (4) the Investment for Quality and Innovation program.
Eliminates the current Community-Based Learn and Serve programs.
Establishes two new Learn and Serve programs: (1) Campuses of Service, which provides funds to institutions of higher education to develop or disseminate exemplary service-learning programs that assist their students’ pursuit of public service careers; and (2) Innovative Service-Learning Programs and Research, which funds community service-learning opportunities for elementary and secondary, college, and graduate students as well as research into service-learning.
Includes among eligible AmeriCorps programs: (1) an Education Corps to address unmet educational needs; (2) a Healthy Futures Corps to address unmet health needs; (3) a Clean Energy Corps to address unmet environmental needs; and (4) a Veterans Corps to address the unmet needs of veterans and their families.
Creates AmeriCorps Opportunity Corps programs that include certain existing programs and new programs to: (1) increase community access to technology; (2) engage citizens in public safety, health, and emergency preparedness services; (3) mentor youth; (4) reduce recidivism by re-engaging court-involved youth; and (5) support the needs of veterans or active duty service members and their families.
Establishes an Education Awards Only program authorizing the Corporation for National and Community Service (Corporation) to provide fixed-amount grants to programs that have approved national service positions, but no AmeriCorps funding.
Sets the National Service educational awards for full-time AmeriCorps, NCCC, and Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) participants at a level equal to the maximum available Pell Grant available to students under the Higher Education Act of 1965.
Includes among needs to be met under the NCCC program, disaster relief, infrastructure improvement, environmental and energy conservation, and urban and rural development.
Requires states to develop comprehensive plans for volunteer and paid service by Baby Boomers and older adults.
Directs the Corporation to plan pilot programs to: (1) better target and serve displaced workers; and (2) establish a centralized electronic citizenship verification system which would allow the Corporation to share employment eligibility information with the Department of Education.
Authorizes the Corporation to treat September 11th annually as a National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Establishes within the Investment for Quality and Innovation program: (1) a ServeAmerica Fellowships program providing fellowships to individuals chosen by states to participate in service projects addressing certain areas of national need; (2) a Silver Scholarship Grant Program providing scholarships to individuals age 55 or older who complete at least 500 hours of service in a year in an area of national need; and (3) an Encore Fellowships program providing one-year fellowships to individuals age 55 or older who serve in areas of national need and receive training to transition to public service employment. Makes ServeAmerica fellows eligible for national service educational awards.
Authorizes the Corporation to provide grants to innovative and model service programs, including those for disadvantaged youth, youth under age 17, and potential recidivists.
Eliminates federal funding for the Points of Light Foundation.
Revises under DVSA: (1) the VISTA program; and (2) the Senior Corps, including the Retired and Senior Volunteer program (RSVP), the Foster Grandparent program, and the Senior Companion program.
Gives priority in VISTA participant selection to disadvantaged youth and retired adults of any profession.
Authorizes new VISTA grant programs of national significance that provide poor and rural communities with: (1) services reintegrating formerly incarcerated individuals into society; (2) financial literacy and planning; (3) before-school and after-school services; (4) community economic development initiatives; (5) assistance to veterans and their families; and (6) health and wellness services. Eliminates the VISTA Literacy Corps, University Year for VISTA, and Literacy Challenge Grant programs.
Raises the minimum and maximum stipend provided to VISTA participants.
Prioritizes RSVP projects in specified areas.
Makes anyone 55 years of age or older eligible as Senior Corps volunteers.
Provides, under the Senior Corps demonstration program, incentive matching grants to Senior Corps programs that exceed specified performance measures, enroll most of their volunteers in outcome-based service programs, and increase their enrollment of Baby Boomer volunteers.
Expresses the sense of the Congress that the number of AmeriCorps, VISTA, and NCCC participants should reach 250,000 by 2014.
Congressional Commission on Civic Service Act - Establishes a Congressional Commission on Civic Service to provide recommendations to Congress on improving opportunities for individuals to volunteer or perform national service.
“His wife will probably hold the whip.”
She holds everything else so whats the big deal?
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