Skip to comments.McDermott [D, WA] wants your kids in mandatory public service
Posted on 05/05/2009 10:27:05 AM PDT by sionnsar
Our Congress with the help of Republicans is squeezing out private charity with paid "volunteers." They are paid - AmericaCorps - but called volunteers; it sound so good. What do they work on? What the politicians want; you have no say. And they tripled its funding.
But what if there aren't enough volunteers for paid "volunteer" service. Force! It might be unconstitutional under the 13th Amendment's ban on involuntary servitude. But Jim McDermott (D, Washington) wants your children to serve his favorite causes.
Robert Knight at Townhall
... Mandatory national service has reemerged in HR 1442, the "Congressional Commission on Civil Service Act," sponsored by Washington Rep. Jim McDermott (D). [They link to HR 1444, not 1442.]
This free-standing bill, which directs the proposed commission to "enhance our Nation and the global community," reaches to kid-level, providing "the means to develop awareness of national service and volunteer opportunities at a young age by creating, expanding and promoting service options for primary and secondary school students."
If you think this will be limited to public schools, you don't know the mindset driving this bus.
And if you're a sacrificial parent homeschooling or sending your children to a religious school so that they won't be engulfed by the public school MTV culture that has led 11-year-olds to "sextext" nude pictures to each other, you'll be out of luck. Your kid will need to go with the flow.
The McDermott bill requires the commission to study "[w]hether a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people could be developed to ... overcome civic challenges by bringing together people from diverse economic, ethnic, and educational backgrounds." Or, as riot icon Rodney King might say, "Can't we all be forced to get along?"
Of the face of it, mandatory civilian service violates the 13th Amendment's prohibition on involuntary servitude. During a national crisis, such as World War II, married men with children were given the choice: military service or work in a defense plant. Â The Constitution's Article 1, Section 8 allows Congress to "raise and support armies" and to "provide and maintain a navy." It's one thing to allow for conscientious objection to a military draft; it's another to draft civilians to serve in politicians' pet projects absent an emergency.
The McDermott bill also charges the commission with examining "the need" for a federal, four-year college to train "future public sector leaders."
Think of it, an entire university churning out graduates with the same mentality as ACORN, which is to say they will view the nation as entirely secular and public, except the parts that are stubbornly and temporarily private.
H.R. 1444 Look for "required" and "mandatory:"
... (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.
Tell McDermott, and Obama, to take a flying leap!
I pass over profiles where the person says they want to join the Peace Corps. Next
Here we go with this nonsense again. The left won’t train my eight year old. It isn’t going to happen.
How many will serve the Congressional Brothel?
McDermott is a sick and evil clown. Hey McJackass-ever heard of the term “forced labor camp?” Liberals will stop at nothing to feed their appetite for the control and manipulation of other people.
Re-education of America 2.0’s young begins now.
Principal Bill Ayers reporting for duty.
Brown Shirts who will grow up to be good Gestapo agents.
Who CARES what that cockatoo-haired crook thinks!!!?
I am absolutely positive that my children’s hundreds of hours of volunteer service (of the non-mandatory-type) to organizations such as the Boy Scouts, Habitat for Humanity, feeding the homeless, collecting and distributing clothes and toys for the less fortunate, and mission trips will NOT qualify as service. Only left-leaning uber-marxist social issues allowed. Rahm can kiss my *$$.
What is this for? Wasn’t HR1388 enough?
“I pass over profiles where the person says they want to join the Peace Corps. Next”
Nah, not a chance - been there, done that. Thailand, group 58. Gave me a whole different outlook on life. Highly recommended...
They can go fvck themselves.
There are already plenty of opportunities for kids to get involved in public service. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Youth groups at school and churches, and their parents fraternal organizations. We don’t need the government forcing kids into their version of the old Soviet Union’s Young Pioneers.
How else can they finish brain washing them? I mean, after all, they don’t all go to college where the tard profs can get at them.
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