Skip to comments.Bachmann warns gov't creating 're-education camps'
Posted on 04/06/2009 10:10:20 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Bachmann warns gov't creating 're-education camps' @ 1:04 pm by Michael O'Brien
The government is at risk of creating "re-education camps for young people," Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.).
"I believe that there is a very strong chance that we will see that young people will be put into mandatory service," Bachmann said on a Minnesota radio show Monday. "And the real concerns is that there are provisions for what I would call re-education camps for young people, where young people have to go and get trained in a philosophy that the government puts forward and then they have to go to work in some of these politically correct forums."
Bachmann was talking about the Serve America Act, passed recently in Congress as a way to encourage community service for young Americans.
"Its under the guise of quote volunteerism," she said. "But its not volunteers at all. Its paying people to do work on behalf of government."
Bachmann has been anything but quiet during this term in Congress, with her outspoken remarks often drawing the ire of liberal bloggers.
We know the FEMA camps exist. Maybe these camps are being built under a benevolent name.
I thought Public Schools were already re-education camps???
The Obama newspeak Dictionary:
Student Volunteer = Conscripted brainwashed Nation Security Force footsoldier
Man-Made Natural Disaster Coordinator = Islamic Terrorist
Government Bailout = Fascist Government Take-over
Bachmann and Palin have more guts than the entire male GOP in the House and Senate. There are a few Repubs men that are pretty good but Bachmann and Sarah are fireballs. God bless em.
I really like Bachmann - she is also a cutie like Sarah.
Proud to say she’s my Congresscritter.
"You will know the peace of Obama..."
I like her!
Didn’t the lib tinfoilers say Bush was going to do this?
I don’t recall so much abominable legislation during Bush’s time in office that would clearly indicate that as I have during Zero’s short reign of error.
Nothing hurts a lib like the truth, especially when it comes from the other side.
The loony left's handy work...
Michelle is the real deal. I was fortunate to spend a few hours in her company at a 4th of July parade in 2006. She is destined for a bigger role in the conservative movement. She’s earned her ‘chops.’
Oh, I dunno - to the truth add scorn and derisive laughter and most libs would have a stroke.
If only more people were this with it.
She’s ‘almost’ my Congresscritter. I can’t complain much about John Kline, though. He’s a solid guy. Gotta love Michelle’s chutzpah though!
Here ya’ go:
“When an opponent declares, I will not come over to your side, I calmly say, Your child belongs to us already... What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.”
- Adolph Hitler
Although you wouldn’t think so based on the November election. apparently Obamessiah thinks the government schools are taking too long.
Looks like a scene out of STAR TREK original series. Am I right?
"You will be absorbed."
Zero Brigade: DO they constitute?
1. Posse comatatus = Uniformed service, they will have uniforms wont they?
2. 13th Amendment = Involutary servitude, me working for ACORN.
1. The Act prohibits most members of the federal uniformed services (today the Army, Air Force, and State National Guard forces when such are called into federal service) from exercising nominally state law enforcement, police, or peace officer powers that maintain “law and order” on non-federal property (states and their counties and municipal divisions) within the United States.
2. The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution makes involuntary servitude illegal under any U.S. jurisdiction whether at the hands of the U.S. government or in the private sphere, except as punishment for a crime: “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 jurisdiction.”
The Libertarian Party of the United States and other libertarians consider military conscription to be involuntary servitude in the sense of the Thirteenth Amendment. Some libertarians consider compulsory schooling and income taxation forms of involuntary servitude.[unreliable source?][not in citation given]
Well, at least we have Festival to look forward to...
Yep - first season, IIRC. One of the many “Kirk outsmarts a computer” episodes.
Peace and joy to you, FRiend.
Dang, I'm late. The Red Hour has struck! ;-)
Joy and contentment...
IMO, Michele Bachmann needs to be added to the 'FR rules'.
And where has the world seen this before?
She is still prettier that Clinton, Pelosi, or Obama.
Are you of the body ?
Hey, isn’t Landrieu a Senator from LA?
Here’s some background information. The Makers of Modern Schooling:
I’m still going through the site, so read with open mind.
Do you say that Landr(ie)u is not everywhere ?
Bachmann is quoted as saying; "And the real concerns is that there are provisions for what I would call re-education camps for young people, where young people have to go and get trained in a philosophy that the government puts forward and then they have to go to work in some of these politically correct forums."
That is just not true.
HR1388 has bothered me for a long time, so I did the unthinkable...I read it.
There is enough buried in its 260 pages to piss us off (eg. money for Acorn-type organizations) but there is absolutely no language that makes any particpation mandatory for any age group.
The implementation of the school-age volunteer corps requires:
That the state and local educational regulating boards must buy in...
The States must research and select new 'campus' sites every year...
A pre-existing local not-for-profit must apply to run the program and must put up anywhere from 15-50% of the monies (year one to year three).
The ambitions for student participation are very low, maxing out at 250,000 in year 2017.
There are other potentially disturbing but in reality, I think, limiting factors...in particular the requirement that at least 50% of the student "participants" be disadvantaged.
You couldn't find five "disadvantaged" youths in my district. You would find even fewer parents in my district who would have their kids spend the summer at a SUNY Campus with ghetto kids.
My opinion is that HR1388 is designed to function only in the inner cities. That is troubling on many levels and may be the first step toward the slippery slope or the creation of an 'inner-city' born and trained political corps but it is not what is described by Bachmann.
Wouldn’t THAT be a pair to draw to? Each one has more cojones than Hussein does, and they actually love their country.
Each side has accused the other of planning this since Nixon was President. I guess I will believe it if they come drag my grandkids away. Until then it is tinfoil talk IMO.
Only the Liberals’ kids will be attending.
>Each side has accused the other of planning this since Nixon was President.<
Maybe so, but I don’t remember hearing all this stuff about “mandatory volunteerism” before.
Maybe I just wasn’t paying attention then.
It’s pretty obvious to a paranoid like me that this “mandatory voluntary service” is for indoctrinating those that escape indoctrination in public schools.
My lib-inlaw thinks this service is a good idea, even if it’s mandatory. She doesn’t agree with “sheltering” kids from leftist ideology.
I’m betting she hasn’t thought of the implications. The gov’t will have to come and take my kids by force and shoot me in the process. Libs never think beyond their feelings to the results of their ideology.
Not to ignore what she says but we already have them, they are called universities.
Mandatory language was taken out of HR1388,
but snuck in later, en toto, in HR1444.
***The government is at risk of creating “re-education camps for young people,” Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). ****
I am reminded of an old (1965) political cartoon from LBJ’s War on Poverty...
A hillbilly family ...
Maw...”I see the President has declared war on poverty!”
Paw (laying in the shade sipping on a bottle)...”Well if he wants me to join he is going to have to draft me!”
They won’t let parents in the classroom to counter the teacher when s/he teaches everything from godless assumptions.
So, we homeschool.
where in hr1444?
I dont think it’s that simple. A lot of people have stood up for their values in regard to Notre Dame. Standing up sometimes leads to success sometimes not.
Similarly, textbooks used by schools all over the country are influenced by decisions made in California and other big states. Parents elsewhere have essentially zero influence on those decisions.
H.R. 1444: Congressional Commission on Civic Service Act
Identical in every single way to the 1388 text - they didn’t even rearrange the section numbers (6.b I believe):
(5) The effect on the Nation, on those who serve, and on the families of those who serve, if all individuals in the United States were expected to perform national service or were required to perform a certain amount of national service.
(6) Whether a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people could be developed, and how such a requirement could be implemented in a manner that would strengthen the social fabric of the Nation and overcome civic challenges by bringing together people from diverse economic, ethnic, and educational backgrounds.
There is, as you say, the use in HR1444 of the word mandatory but it is in an exploratory fashion (still nefarious).
The more troubling issue is the intention to create a National Service Academy to be run like West Point but for career civil servants. This is the brain child of a couple of far left enviro-queers who have been lobbying for years to make this happen.
I'll see if I can find their site...it's spooky.
They're called universities.