Skip to comments.House adopts plan for 'volunteer' corps [OBAMA'S CIVILIAN BROWN SHIRTS???]
Posted on 03/19/2009 8:08:50 PM PDT by RaceBannon
OBAMA WATCH CENTRAL House adopts plan for 'volunteer' corps Also requires new evaluation of 'mandatory' service for all
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: March 19, 2009 4:58 pm Eastern
By Bob Unruh © 2009 WorldNetDaily
The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a plan to set up a new "volunteer corps" and consider whether "a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people" should be developed.
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The vote yesterday came on H.R. 1388, which reauthorizes through 2014 the National and Community Service Act of 1990 and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, acts that originally, among other programs, funded the AmeriCorps and the National Senior Service Corps.
It not only reauthorizes the programs, but also includes "new programs and studies" and is expected to be funded with an allocation of $6 billion over the next five years, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
Many, however, are raising concerns that the program, which is intended to include 250,000 "volunteers," is the beginning of what President Obama called his "National Civilian Security Force" in a a speech last year in which he urged creating an organization as big and well-funded as the U.S. military. He has declined since then to elaborate.
WND reported when a copy of the speech provided online apparently was edited to exclude Obama's specific references to the new force.
The video of his statements is posted here:
The new bill specifically references the possibilities “if all individuals in the United States were expected to perform national service or were required to perform a certain amount of national service.”
Such new requirements perhaps, the legislation notes, “would strengthen the social fabric of the Nation and overcome civic challenges by bringing together people from diverse economic, ethnic, and educational backgrounds.”
No one, apparently with the exception of infants, would be excluded:
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“The means to develop awareness of national service and volunteer opportunities at a young age by creating, expanding, and promoting service options for elementary and secondary school students, through service learning or other means, and by raising awareness of existing incentives.”
According to a report by Canada Free Press, “’volunteerism’ that kept America running since the days of its founding” would be “wiped out with the stroke of a pen.”
“It becomes forced labor and like the practice of another era, presses American citizens of all ages and creeds, unknowingly into military service,” the commentary said.
“On paper, H.R. 1388 is the ‘Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act’; the more innocuous sounding ‘The Give Act,’ for short.
“The Give Act puts the finishing touches to Public Allies New Leadership for New Times, modeled after Saul Alinsky’s ‘Peoples Organizations’ and operating under Michelle Obama,” the commentary said.
“Michelle was also a pioneer in the social entrepreneur movement leaders who create new approaches and organize to provide new solutions to social problems. Like most things Saul Alinsky, H.R. 1388 sounds noble in stating why wide-sweeping change is necessary,” the commentary said.
“H.R. 1388 goes straight to the heart of volunteerism in America, impacting everything from the lemonade stands of neighborhood children, to the residents of senior citizens homes. The Give Act puts tow-headed school children and silver-haired seniors in the official uniform of the new State, and encompasses every walk of life in main-street America,” the commentary said. “Whether you are young or old, or firmly believe that volunteering means you are offering your time to the good of community work, you will be pressed into Obama’s National Civilian Community Corps.”
Groups of such “volunteers,” would, under the legislation, be “grouped together as appropriate in campuses for operational, support, and boarding purposes. The Corps campus for a unit shall be in a facility or central location established as the operational headquarters and boarding place for the unit. There shall be a superintendent for each camp.”
The plan generated this concern from Resistnet.com: “This is the equivalent of brown shirts.”
Another portion of the bill talks about a “service learning” plan that will be “a mandatory part of the curriculum in all of the secondary schools served by the local educational agency.”
A forum participant noted, “I wonder what’s going to happen to those who refused to ‘volunteer.’ Maybe they will be put into a different ‘campus.’ I guess we will soon find out.”
Formal announcements about the plan suggested something far different, picking a provision far down in the 200 pages of legislation to highlight.
According to a Business Wire statement released by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the bill “would formally authorize federal support for establishing the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on America as a National Day of Service and Remembrance.”
That provision is tucked into the far reaches of the legislation, but Schumer discussed it as if it were the primary point.
“I could not be more proud to work to pass this important provision,” said Schumer. “September 11 should not only be a day for mourning it should be a day to think about our neighbors, our community, and our country. We can take a tragic day in our nation’s history and turn it into a force for good.”
On the Albany Insanity blog, this concern was raised: “What gives the government the right to require individuals to give three 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.”
The blog noted, such work forces would be used for “pressing national and local challenges” that apparently could range from weather disasters to economic uncertainty.
At a Republican website, officials noted it authorizes funding for an Education Corps, Healthy Futures Corps, Clean Energy Corps, Veterans’ Corps and Opportunity Corps.
The bill was sponsored by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, a Democrat from New York. It was approved in the House 321-105, with mostly GOP opposition. It now goes to the Senate.
WND reported earlier on Obama’s Colorado Springs campaign speech when he sought a civilian security force as big and well-funded as the military with a budget of hundreds of billions of dollars.
WND later reported when the official website for Obama, Change.gov, announced he would “require” all middle school through college students to participate in community service programs.
However, after a flurry of blogs protested children being drafted into Obama’s proposed youth corps, officials softened the website’s wording.
Originally, under the tab “America Serves,” Change.gov read, “President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in under served 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,” the site announced.
WND previously reported on a video of a marching squad of Obama youth.
Joseph Farah, founder and editor of WND, used his daily column first to raise the issue and then to elevate it with a call to all reporters to start asking questions.
“If we’re going to create some kind of national police force as big, powerful and well-funded as our combined U.S. military forces, isn’t this rather a big deal?” Farah wrote. “I thought Democrats generally believed the U.S. spent too much on the military. How is it possible their candidate is seeking to create some kind of massive but secret national police force that will be even bigger than the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force put together?
“Is Obama serious about creating some kind of domestic security force bigger and more expensive than that? If not, why did he say it? What did he mean?” Farah wrote.
But wait, wasn’t doing community service on the list released by the Government on how to identify militia members =O.
Gotta love a “mandatory” “volunteer” corps....uuuuuuuuuugh
Sad, but true. I was shocked to learn that my (R) Rep. voted for it!
All those college kids that voted for the “cool guy” may now be experiencing extreme buyers remorse.
And there will of course be a resistance which will be underground?
This is unConstitutional. I know, they don’t give a spit about the Constitution. I am just stunned at the number of (R)s that voted for it.
This bill certainly provides the framework for Obama to build a brown shirt force.
Yet another page right out of Uncle Adolf’s playbook! Sieg Heil! The Obamayoots!
70 House Republicans voted for it. We need to clean house in 2010.
This is moving way too fast to keep up.
I have never, in my life, seen anything like this.
Yeah 70 Repub votes, which many of them may be ignorant to the ugly potential of this legistlation.
So now I know what’s been passing under the radar during all this AIG bonus broo-ha-ha distraction.
My rep was a Republican who voted for it. I emailed him and gave him hell, but the damage is done. usually a very conservative guy Petri-(R) Wisconsin, but totally missed this one!
I’m guessing not one of them read the d*mn thing. The way the dims have been shoving all these bills through so fast, who can keep up
They can KISS MY ^&s!
If I was a congressman, I wouldn’t vote for anything that I did not understand or have not read.
And If I was getting bills rammed in for votes before I could read them, I would vote “Present”.
Wow! They can do a lot of damage with $6 billion...
Ditto. All our leadership are belong to them.
I am getting scared for my children. This is just creepy.
This cockamamie plan sounds like a terrific way for the Democrats to lose the youth vote. Keep an eye on facebook to see how the kids react to putting careers on hold for three years so they can run around urban neighborhoods in uniforms to terrorize Republican voters.
Actually more because the core of the corps will be Acorn which is already getting a pile of funding.
I suggest we start with all registered sex offenders. The uniform will be horizontally-striped alternating black and white. For their protection I suggest high concrete walls surrounding the campuses, topped with razor wire, and defended from outside with guards with guns.
Once we have achieved that laudable goal, I suggest a similar treatment for those registered on Free Republic. (Maybe we differently stripe their uniforms in red, white and blue.)
The constitution? It means only what we say it means, and even conservatives agree that much of this is already constitutional.
Nor have I, and you know what the sad thing is?
We probably ain’t seen nothing yet. :(
You might have a point. Depends on the perks and indoctrination techniques.
Amd when they can become thugs above the law...?
yeah, I don’t get it. My Republican rep voted for it, too. Denny Rehberg of Montana
If this doesn't sober them up, nothing will. Who wants to put career on hold for three years to "help" a bunch of lazy American low life? This needs to get out on facebook fast before the Senate rubber stamps.
When is this shit going to stop? We’re not going to make it to 2010 to get rid of Pelosi and her ilk.
Groups of such "volunteers," would, under the legislation, be "grouped together as appropriate in campuses for operational, support, and boarding purposes. The Corps campus for a unit shall be in a facility or central location established as the operational headquarters and boarding place for the unit. There shall be a superintendent for each camp."
My money says Christian teenagers will be forced to work in abortion clinics.
These people won’t be his brownshirts, they will run these groups, this is the re-education camps/program to teach every one about how great it is to live in a fascist socialist state.
Buck up people.
If we only represent 10% of the population. And if the rest of the idiots are willing to march off behind “uncle zero”. The your ration is 10 people. The numbers are never as large as some people think they are.
Remember, it is not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.
(Makes for easier target acquisition...)
Of course they’re ignorant. Congress critters don’t have time to actually read bills. That’s for the little people to do after the fact.
“This is moving way too fast to keep up.”
That’s the point.
He knows he has until 2010.
Unless the American people start spending more time and putting in more effort to fight these people then they will get everything what they want.
AND ALL OF YOU HERE WILL NOT LIKE IT!
Sure, it’s pain in the arse now but wait until it hits home in a few years. Wait until you get the bill. Wait until you realize that you are not free anymore.
Now is the time fight, FReepers!
If you wait another day, another week, it will be far too late.
Your Republican “leaders” will not save you.
You must stand up NOW!
Do whatever is in your power to do to resist their blitzkrieg!
From Michelle's designer, I'm sure.
As teachers in any inner city high school with a dropout rate of 60% will tell you... this ain’t gonna be a cake walk. Forcing these kids who have been steeped in a “me, my, mine” self-esteem program since preschool, how do you put that genie back in the bottle and make them think of anyone else other than themself?? Is he going to put those who refuse in the gulag??
They are kicking you when you are down, America!
“never waste a good crisis...”
They are using YOUR MISFORTUNE, THAT THEY CREATED, to further enslave you.
YES, E.N.S.L.A.V.E. YOU!
They have big plans for your life and the lives of those you love.
They want to put all of you to work for them—for free!
Please trust your instincts on this one FReepers.
They are indeed coming for your livelihood and your freedom.
This is what our founders warned us about—it’s here!
Make no mistake, they mean to GO AROUND the constitution. They won’t need to change it one iota.
Their agenda will grow up around the founding ideas/documents like a fungus and suffocate your freedom in the process.
We must spend time fighting these people.
Take a day off of work, if you can, and get involved.
Work within your family and friends even.
If we all pitch in, then we can make a difference.
50+ million of us made it to the polls in November surely we can do a little something every day to resist.
Don’t wait, the time to act is now!
250,000 “volunteers,” is the beginning of what President Obama called his “National Civilian Security Force”
DING DING we have a winner. That number seems quite small compared to the MILLIONS of Americans that won’t be ruled by Barry’s brown shirts.
“And If I was getting bills rammed in for votes before I could read them, I would vote ‘Present’.”
And if you were a Senator for two years, you could run for President and win...
I am just stunned at the number of (R)s that voted for it.
psssst.... most of them probably didn’t read it. I called 3 and they weren’t even familiar with what they voted on. SICK
And once it’s established they will provoke a confrontation where some of the ‘volunteers’ get hurt which will in turn give them cover to authorize/require the ‘volunteers’ to be armed.
I have never, in my life, seen anything like this
Are there any sane dictators? They always move fast.
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