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  • FReep Poll- Do you belong to the government?

    01/22/2010 3:57:12 PM PST · by all the best · 21 replies · 660+ views
    KQV Radio ^ | January 22, 2010
    Had you been surveyed, how would you answer this survey question: Should military or civil service be mandatory for 18-year-old Americans?
  • Dad Would Be Proud: Orbaum Triplets All Serving In Israel Air Force

    12/09/2009 2:21:41 PM PST · by goldstategop · 17 replies · 1,112+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/09/2009 | Yaakov Katz
    The concept of 'one for all and all for one' can get pretty absurd," the late Jerusalem Post staffer and columnist Sam Orbaum wrote about his identical triplet daughters 14 years ago. The Orbaum girls in uniform. The Orbaum girls in uniform. Orbaum, who passed away in 2002 at the age of 46, went on in the column, entitled "The threeness of it all," to describe life as a father of identical triplets. Not only did he sometimes mix them up, Orbaum wrote in his well-known wry, comic style, but he was also constantly impressed by their tight bond -...
  • Obama's Plan to Desecrate 9/11 (and create a day of leftist celebration and statist idolatry)

    08/24/2009 8:55:14 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 864+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 8.24.09 @ 6:08AM | By Matthew Vadum
    The Obama White House is behind a cynical, coldly calculated political effort to erase the meaning of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from the American psyche and convert Sept. 11 into a day of leftist celebration and statist idolatry.... The president signed into law a measure in April that designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service... With the help of the Obama administration, [a] coalition [including ACORN, Color of Change and AFL-CIO] is launching a public relations campaign under the radar of the mainstream media try to change 9/11 from a day of reflection and remembrance...
  • Flashback audio: Senator Obama talks about mandatory national service

    08/13/2009 6:43:42 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 5 replies · 502+ views
    Hot Air ^ | August 13, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Another chestnut dug up by The One’s bete noire at Naked Emperor News, destined to be the inspiration for a new lederhosen segment on “Glenn Beck.” You might recall that this issue’s come up before in the context of Obama’s campaign: For a few days after the election, Rahm Emanuel’s stated fondness for mandatory national service was a hot topic on righty blogs, especially after the Obama transition website posted an entry on national service “requiring” 50-100 hours per year from students. After the outcry from the ’sphere, the “requirement” language was quietly replaced by more ambiguous language about “setting...
  • Obama to throw out first pitch at All-Star game

    06/24/2009 2:32:30 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 58 replies · 1,651+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | June 24, 2009 | AP
    President Barack Obama plans to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the All-Star game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on July 14. The White House said Tuesday that Major League Baseball’s focus on community service matches with Obama’s service initiative this summer, known as United We Serve. “The central theme of the 2009 All-Star game is community service, celebrating the extraordinary work being done by ordinary people,” baseball commissioner Bud Selig said. “We are thrilled that we can come together with President Obama, who has encouraged a renewed spirit of national service, and illustrate a call to action...
  • <b>Obama urges citizens to undertake national service</b>

    04/21/2009 8:23:51 PM PDT · by KLT · 62 replies · 1,449+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4/21/09 | Ann Sanner, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON – Calling on Americans to volunteer, President Barack Obama signed a $5.7 billion national service bill Tuesday that triples the size of the AmeriCorps service program over the next eight years and expands ways for students to earn money for college. "What this legislation does, then, is to help harness this patriotism and connect deeds to needs," said Obama, a former community organizer in Chicago.
  • New law to 'manage' 8 million 'volunteers' (Give Act, H.R. 1388)

    04/22/2009 12:20:29 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 56 replies · 1,907+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 21, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    Obama signs huge expansion of youth brigades legislation © 2009 WorldNetDaily President Obama today signed into law the "GIVE Act," H.R. 1388, which massively expands the National Service Corporation and allocates to it billions of dollars, and one executive for the program now says it will allow for the "managing" of up to 8 or 9 million people. WND has reported on plans to create the corps since Obama told a campaign stop in Colorado Springs last year he wants a "Civilian National Security Force" as big and as well-funded as the U.S. military. The bill includes a "National Service...
  • Obama urges citizens to undertake national service

    04/21/2009 3:46:32 PM PDT · by bushwon · 58 replies · 1,289+ views
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | 04/22/2009 | Ann Sanner
    By ANN SANNER, Associated Press Writer Ann Sanner, Associated Press Writer – 6 mins ago WASHINGTON – Calling on Americans to volunteer, President Barack Obama signed a $5.7 billion national service bill Tuesday that triples the size of the AmeriCorps service program over the next eight years and expands ways for students to earn money for college. "What this legislation does, then, is to help harness this patriotism and connect deeds to needs," said Obama, a former community organizer in Chicago. "It creates opportunities to serve for students, seniors and everyone in between," he said. "And it is just the...
  • Michele Bachmann: The Serve America Act will lead to "re-education camps for young people." (Audio)

    Right on, Michele! I know the Left is going to go nuts with this as they continue their assault on Bachmann, but I don't think she is that far off! We are inching closer to Obama Youth! Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on the Sue Jeffers' show on KTLK in Minnesota, 4/4/09
  • National service bill clears Congress (The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act)

    03/31/2009 3:22:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 164 replies · 8,813+ views
    The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill Tuesday to strengthen national service by increasing funding for thousands of volunteers. The House approved 275-149 the Senate-passed Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. "Just one month ago, in his address to Congress, President Obama called upon Congress to pass legislation 'to encourage a renewed spirit of national service for this and future generations,'" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement. "Today, the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act is on its way to his desk to become law." Obama...
  • The Increasingly Shocking Parallels Between Obama And Hitler Youth

    03/30/2009 6:41:44 AM PDT · by Michael Eden · 34 replies · 4,683+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | March 30, 2009 | Michael Eden
    I came across a video that left me shaking with fear and outrage: If this footage doesn't disturb you to your very core, I don't even know what to say. We have here a militarized group of young men being steeped in not only political ideology, but in literal cult worship of Barack Obama. This was going on before the election. I still remember the video featuring a glassy-eyed girl singing, “We’re gonna spread happiness! We’re gonna spread freeeeedom! Obama’s gonna change it, Obama’s gonna lead ‘em…” The cult mindset continued into his inauguration, with a creepy "Kids' Inaugural." That...
  • H.R. 1388 passed by the Senate - 26 March 2009 — Serve America

    03/26/2009 6:53:11 PM PDT · by joygrace · 50 replies · 3,808+ views ^ | March 26, 2009 | Catsden
    Interestingly enough an important amendment brought to the floor today was not in the H.R. 1388 when it passed the Senate today. The first presented by Sen Vitter (LA) wanted to insure that no money be made available to ACORN and its affiliates, on the grounds that it is a organization with possibly suspect behaviour and that including it in the bill would not be able to politicize charitable giving and activities. Saying that the bill doesn’t allow politicized does not necessarily protect the country from ACORN’s “so-called” charitable activities. ACORN has already received considerable funding from the government, for...
  • How the Senate voted on a national service bill [McCain votes yes]

    03/26/2009 4:17:10 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 96 replies · 2,447+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-03-26
    The 79-19 roll call by which the Senate voted Thursday to triple the size of the AmeriCorps and broadly expand incentives for students and seniors to give back to their communities. On this vote, a "yes" vote was a vote to pass the bill. Voting "yes" were 55 Democrats and 22 Republicans and 2 independents. Voting "no" were 0 Democrats and 19 Republicans.
  • GIVE Act outlaws citizens' right to protest

    03/26/2009 9:27:39 AM PDT · by wk4bush2004 · 108 replies · 3,436+ views
    It is another sound good piece of legislation. H.R. 1388 has a creative title; The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act. 321 representatives of the people voted approval for this legislation which, among many other things, strikes a blow to the rights of people to mount any protests against legislation. Listen closely, it outlaws the right to mount protests against proposed legislation.
  • Bill to create 'Veterans Corps' moves forward in Senate

    03/25/2009 7:14:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 2,157+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | March 25, 2009 | Dale Eisman
    Senators moved Wednesday toward creation of a “Veterans Corps” of up to 5,000 paid volunteers to work on aid programs for vets, their families and the families of active-duty troops. The corps is part of a group of national service initiatives backed by the Obama administration and an unusual bipartisan coalition in Congress. Participants would work directly with veterans and bolster existing aid programs run by state and local governments and non-profit groups. With civilian jobs increasingly hard to come by, the corps would give people leaving the military another way of serving their country and staying off the unemployment...
  • Promoting Statism in the Name of Service

    03/25/2009 3:29:39 PM PDT · by joygrace · 8 replies · 615+ views ^ | March 25, 2009 | Hogan
    With all the focus and attention on the TARP, the so-called “stimulus” bill, the nationalization of huge chunks of our economy and the various issues economic – lost in the weeds have been a host of destructive “programs” being developed and passed by the Obama-Democrat machine. Right now on the floor of the United States Senate is one of the most disturbing pieces of legislation I have seen in a long time. HR 1388, the “Serve America Act” is cloaked in feel-good rhetoric and supposedly noble goals, but it is nothing more than another Washington power-grab – this time targeted...
  • CLOSE TO HOME: How can volunteerism in America be 'mandatory'? (Op-Ed on HR 1388)

    03/25/2009 12:15:13 PM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 37 replies · 1,765+ views
    The Press Democrat ^ | March 25, 2009 | Ann Jordan
    My parents taught me to read every word of any contract I signed. Obviously Congress doesn't follow that rule. Already we have Congress' frantic backlash from the AIG bonuses, which were in fact authorized by specific language buried deep in the stimulus bill that gave AIG its handout. Now we have more dynamite buried in the GIVE Act (H.R. 1388), already passed in a whirlwind by the House and being fast-tracked in the Senate. The GIVE Act reauthorizes the National and Community Service Act of 1990 and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, and also includes many more new...
  • Senators Propose Legislation to Help Small Charities Get Management Help - S. Admt. to HR1388

    03/25/2009 9:51:39 AM PDT · by joygrace · 12 replies · 641+ views ^ | March 24, 2009 | Suzanne Perry
    The Senate Finance Committee’s top two members — Democrat Max Baucus and Republican Charles E. Grassley — teamed up today to introduce legislation that would provide money to help small and medium-sized charities get training and management assistance. The legislation, introduced as an amendment to a national-service bill now being debated by the Senate, would provide $25-million over five years to a “Nonprofit Capacity Building Program” within the Corporation for National and Community Service. The amendment would “strengthen small charities around our country, especially where resources are scarce,” Senator Baucus of Montana, who chairs the finance committee, told his colleagues...
  • To GIVE and To SERVE: The $6 Billion National Service Boondoggle

    03/25/2009 3:07:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,630+ views ^ | March 25, 25, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Maybe it's just me, but I find federal legislation titled "The GIVE Act" and "The SERVE Act" downright creepy. Even more troubling: the $6 billion price tag on these bipartisan bills to expand government-funded national service efforts. Volunteerism is a wonderful thing, which is why millions of Americans do it every day without a cent of taxpayer money. But the volunteerism packages on the Hill are less about promoting effective charity than about creating make-work, permanent bureaucracies and left-wing slush funds. The House passed the "Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act" -- or the GIVE Act -- last week. The...
  • My email from Mel Martinez re:Serve America Act...He supports it!

    03/24/2009 4:29:30 PM PDT · by lovesdogs · 18 replies · 729+ views
    email | 3/24/09 | Mel Martinez
    Dear Mrs. xxxxx: Thank you for contacting me regarding serving America. I appreciate hearing from you and would like to take this opportunity to respond. On September 12, 2008, Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) introduced the Serve America Act (S.3487). This legislation establishes a commission to study ways in which the federal government and businesses can more effectively collaborate with nonprofit and philanthropic organizations to address pressing national and local challenges. S.3487 also expands the ServeAmerica Corps, provides college tax credit to students, awards states and nonprofit organizations grants, and gives tax incentives to businesses who's employees commit to serve. The...
  • House Passes Hitler Youth Bill

    03/24/2009 10:57:38 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 87 replies · 3,935+ views ^ | March 24, 2009 | gateway pundit
    <p>Obama promised during the campaign to create a Socialist National Civilian Security Force similar to what they have in other Marxist regimes. Yesterday, the US House took the first step in organizing Dear Leader's dream youth service corp.</p> <p>German youth praising Hitler.</p>
  • National Service Corps Bill Clears Senate Hurdle

    03/23/2009 10:21:53 PM PDT · by melt · 154 replies · 6,006+ views ^ | 3/23/09 | Kate Phillips
    Following overwhelming House passage last week, the Senate tonight voted 74 to 14 on a procedural move that essentially guarantees a major expansion of a national service corps, a cornerstone of volunteerism that dates back to the era of President Kennedy. It’s akin to a call to arms by President Obama, who has harkened back to those early days to demand giving back by those who voted for him. In fact, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the senior Democrat from Massachusetts whose battle with brain cancer has oft kept him absent from the Senate these days, appeared on the floor to...
  • S.277,SERVE AMERICA Act, Cost over $6 Billion to empower America to SERVE

    03/23/2009 2:49:09 PM PDT · by joygrace · 25 replies · 2,201+ views, Congressional Budget Office ^ | March 23,2009 | Christina Hawley Anthony
    HOT off the press! The Congressional Budget Office just released the cost estimates for S. 277 Serve America Act.(Senate’s version of HR 1388, Give Act) CBO estimates S 277 would cost over $6.1 billion dollars over the 2010-2014 period. Programs funded under National Community Service Act of 1990 (NCSA) and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (DVSA) received appropriations of $1.1 billion for fiscal year 2009, including $200 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009...otherwise known as the PORKULUS/SPENDULUS Bill that passed that NO ONE in Congress read. Just lovely. Taxpayers would fund international...
  • Obama volunteers: "We're not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army."

    03/22/2009 4:42:50 PM PDT · by Jim Hill · 832 replies · 36,819+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | March 22, 2009 | ANNA VELASCO
    "We're looking for supporters," said DeHaven of Hoover, one of the event's organizers. "We're not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army."
  • UPDATE-HR1388,soon to be known as S277,SENATE proceeds Vote TODAY on Cloture-Let's Blow the Whistle

    03/23/2009 3:13:22 AM PDT · by joygrace · 14 replies · 1,737+ views
    ..(snip)…Does this not raise suspicion? While we hear of the “outrage” of the people who brought us the bonus scandal, the same people are rushing to pass the GIVE Act (you give, they take): national service. Senator Reid asked that the Senate proceed to act on this bill and then immediately asked for a cloture motion. Cloture The cloture rule–Rule 22–is the only formal procedure that Senate rules provide for breaking a filibuster. A filibuster is an attempt to block or delay Senate action on a bill or other matter. Under cloture, the Senate may limit consideration of a pending...
  • Obama's Brown Shirts

    03/21/2009 4:00:40 PM PDT · by pissant · 70 replies · 2,751+ views
    Joshua radio ^ | 3/20/09 | staff
    Remember this? (see video at link) Obama's vision of a domestic security force "just as strong, just as well funded as our military" ( and presumbly loyal to him personally) just got a lot closer. The House of representatives has just passed HR 1388 otherwise known as the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act. This 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. However, it not only reauthorizes the programs, but also includes...
  • Proposed United States Public Service Academy - GAG ME!!!

    03/21/2009 4:55:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeGeorgiaPeach · 68 replies · 2,244+ views
    "The U.S. Public Service Academy will be an undergraduate institution devoted to developing civilian leaders for the public sector. Modeled on the military academies, the Academy will offer four years of tuition-free education in exchange for five years of civilian service following graduation. Its mission will be to educate, develop, and inspire civilian leaders who have the character, intellect, and experience necessary to serve the nation honorably and effectively, and who are committed to devoting their lives to public service. The initiative to build the Academy was launched by two Teach For America alumni in the wake of Hurricane Katrina,...
  • House adopts plan for 'volunteer' corps

    03/19/2009 4:23:58 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 50 replies · 1,848+ views
    WND ^ | Posted: March 19, 2009 | By Bob Unruh
    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. The legislation also refers to "uniforms" that would be worn by the "volunteers" and the "need" for a "public service academy, a 4-year institution" to "focus on training" future "public sector leaders." The training, apparently, would occur at "campuses."
  • HR 1388 GIVE Act, HRes 250, 3 AMENDMENTS to help or to hurt VETERANS-What do you think?

    03/19/2009 6:19:50 PM PDT · by joygrace · 17 replies · 1,307+ views ^ | March 18,2009 | Office of the Clerk
    Summary,3.18.09 HR1388, H. RES. 250, VETERANS AMENDMENTS, Hunter, Hill, and Teague 1:52 P.M. - DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 250, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Hunter of California amendment. Amendment offered by Mr. Hunter. Amendment numbered 3 printed in House Report 110-39 to remove veteran's educational benefits from being taken into account when calculating the maximum award an individual could receive for participating in one of the national service programs. On agreeing to the Hill amendment Agreed to by voice vote. Who were the 39 people who voted against...
  • ACTION NEEDED! NATIONAL GIVE ACT H R 1388 Passed House 321-105/Now Goes to Senate

    03/19/2009 9:45:15 AM PDT · by cgk · 231 replies · 17,463+ views
    FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 140(Democrats in roman; Republicans in italic; Independents underlined)       H R 1388      YEA-AND-NAY      18-Mar-2009      4:39 PM      QUESTION:  On Passage      BILL TITLE: Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act Yeas Nays PRES NV Democratic 251 1   2 Republican 70 104   4 Independent         TOTALS 321 105   6 ---- YEAS    321 --- AbercrombieAckermanAdler (NJ)AltmireAndrewsArcuriAustriaBacaBachusBairdBaldwinBarrowBeanBecerraBerkleyBermanBiggertBilbrayBilirakisBishop (GA)Bishop (NY)BlumenauerBoccieriBono MackBorenBoswellBoucherBoydBrady (PA)Braley (IA)BrightBrown, CorrineBrown-Waite, GinnyBuchananButterfieldCalvertCampCaoCapitoCappsCapuanoCardozaCarnahanCarneyCarson (IN)CassidyCastleCastor (FL)ChandlerChildersClarkeClayCleaverClyburnCohenColeConnolly (VA)ConyersCooperCostaCostelloCourtneyCrenshawCrowleyCuellarCummingsDahlkemperDavis (AL)Davis (CA)Davis (IL)Davis (TN)DeFazioDeGetteDelahuntDeLauroDentDiaz-Balart, L.Diaz-Balart, M.DicksDingellDoggettDonnelly (IN)DoyleDriehausEdwards (MD)Edwards (TX)EhlersEllisonEllsworthEmersonEngelEshooEtheridgeFarrFattahFilnerFortenberryFosterFrank (MA)FrelinghuysenFudgeGalleglyGerlachGiffordsGonzalezGordon (TN)Grayson Green, AlGreen, GeneGriffithGrijalvaGuthrieGutierrezHall (NY)HalvorsonHareHarmanHastings (FL)HeinrichHellerHerseth SandlinHigginsHillHimesHinojosaHironoHodesHoldenHoltHondaHoyerInsleeIsraelJackson (IL)Jackson-Lee (TX)Johnson (GA)Johnson (IL)Johnson, E. B.KagenKanjorskiKapturKennedyKildeeKilpatrick (MI)KilroyKindKing (NY)KirkKirkpatrick (AZ)KissellKlein (FL)KosmasKratovilKucinichLanceLangevinLarsen (WA)Larson (CT)LathamLaTouretteLee (CA)Lee (NY)LevinLewis (CA)Lewis (GA)LipinskiLoBiondoLoebsackLofgren, ZoeLoweyLucasLujánLynchMaffeiMaloneyMarkey (CO)Markey...
  • House Passes Volunteerism Bill Critics Call Pricey, Forced Service

    03/18/2009 5:44:07 PM PDT · by joygrace · 51 replies · 2,681+ views
    FoxNews ^ | March 18,2009, Wednesday | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed a measure Wednesday that supporters are calling the most sweeping reform of nationally-backed volunteer programs since AmeriCorps. But some opponents are strongly criticizing the legislation, calling it expensive indoctrination and forced advocacy. The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act, known as the GIVE Act -- sponsored by Reps. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y, and George Miller, D-Calif. -- was approved by a 321-105 vote and now goes to the Senate.
  • HR 1388, GIVE ACT, Only ONE Hour Debate and 11 Amendments to discuss and ONLY Billions to waste

    03/17/2009 8:05:45 PM PDT · by joygrace · 60 replies · 3,678+ views
    The Whipping Post, Republican Whip Office ^ | March 17, 2009, 10:25pm | Rep. Eric Cantor
    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2009. Anticipated Floor Schedule On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected: Afternoon..(snip) H.R. 1388 - GIVE, (Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. McCarthy (NY) / Education and Labor Committee) The rule provides for ONE HOUR of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
  • H.R. 1388 GIVE ACT, Hidden Billions, to be Voted tomorrow

    03/17/2009 5:16:28 PM PDT · by joygrace · 33 replies · 3,474+ views
    Congressional Budget Office ^ | March 17, 2009 | Peter Fontaine, Ass. Dir.Budget Analysis
    “H.R. 1388 would amend and reauthorize programs established under the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (NCSA) and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (DVSA). Assuming appropriation of the estimated amounts, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost $481 million in 2010 and about $6 billion over the 2010-2014 period.Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or receipts. H.R. 1388 contains no intergovernmental mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.H.R. 1388 contains no private-sector mandates as defined in UMRA. ESTIMATED COST TO...
  • ***Obama Wants YOU to Serve, HR 1388 The Give Act reform National Service Laws-VOTE on

    03/16/2009 8:19:53 PM PDT · by joygrace · 106 replies · 4,196+ views
    The Whipping Post Republican Whip ^ | March 16, 2009, 9:43pm | Rep. Eric Cantor
    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)
  • Meet the compulsive service Orwellian "Give Act" - H.R.1388 to be voted on this week

    03/16/2009 1:51:18 AM PDT · by joygrace · 9 replies · 1,254+ views
    RBO ^ | March 15, 2009 | Procrustes
    The Barackistan credo is to seize upon every opportunity to exploit it — and find yet another way to redistribute the wealth (taxpayer wealth, that is). Next up on the agenda this week is the GIVE Act, short for the “Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act”. The ABC News headline ‘GIVE’ Act Would Give Back. Volunteer Programs Would Provide Jobs to Unemployed, Assist Those in Need says it all. In his address to Congress last month, President Barack Obama called on lawmakers to expand federally funded national service opportunities. “To encourage a renewed spirit of national service for this and...
  • Obama Requires YOU to SERVE, H.R.1388, "The Give Act" to reform the National Service Laws

    03/14/2009 2:03:28 PM PDT · by joygrace · 1,128 replies · 31,071+ views
    The Library of Congress THOMAS ^ | March 14, 2009 | 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.
  • Lawmakers move to expand service opportunities (AmeriCorps goes from 75K to 250K members)

    03/11/2009 8:23:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 917+ views
    FindLaw / The Associated Press ^ | March 11, 2009 | Ann Sanner
    Embracing President Barack Obama's call for national service, lawmakers on Wednesday moved ahead with a plan to expand the country's AmeriCorps program and boost volunteer opportunities for students and seniors. The House could vote as early as next week on a bill to increase AmeriCorps to 250,000 positions from the current 75,000 and create a new service corps in low-income communities focusing on education, clean energy, health and services for veterans.
  • [Senator Chris] Dodd, [Rep. Rosa] DeLauro Introduce National Service Bills

    02/25/2009 9:33:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies · 1,606+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | February 24, 2009 | Jesse A. Hamilton
    Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. Rosa DeLauro got together today to introduce four public-service bills in their respective chambers of Congress. National service was a major theme of President Barack Obama's ascent to office -- mentioned prominently in his inaugural address. This package of bills speaks directly to that topic, expanding service possibilities for all age groups. One bill would establish a summer program for kids to serve in an organized community project. Another would allow high-school students to spend a semester getting academic credit for volunteering. And a third would establish a national program encouraging people 55 and older...
  • Dodd, Cochran, DeLauro Announce “Service For All Ages” Initiative

    02/25/2009 11:59:10 AM PST · by BGHater · 75 replies · 2,035+ views ^ | 24 Feb 2009 | Chris Dodd
    Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) today announced the introduction of their “Service for All Ages” initiative, a group of four bills that will expand and strengthen opportunities for Americans of all ages to serve their communities. The initiative includes the Semester of Service Act, the Summer of Service Act, the AmeriCorps: Together Improving Our Nation (ACTION) Act, and the Encore Service Act. “Similar to the call to serve a purpose greater than themselves first put forward by President John F. Kennedy, Americans are once again being asked by their President to serve...
  • At Uncle Sam's Service

    01/23/2009 6:44:53 AM PST · by AmericanHunter · 11 replies · 701+ views
    New American ^ | 1-23-09 | Patrick Krey
    National service is often associated with patriotism, but the degree to which it becomes compulsory is the same degree to which it becomes involuntary servitude. Proponents of universal national service claim that it will bring this nation together and teach younger generations about what it means to be an American. Sadly, many Americans seem to believe those claims. Even with information that the program will be virtually mandatory and might lead to a new version of the draft, some Americans might shrug their shoulders and say "so what?" Well, there is much more wrong with national service than is immediately...
  • Starbucks offers free coffee to those who join Obama volunteer corps

    01/19/2009 6:33:00 AM PST · by King of Card Games · 80 replies · 2,150+ views
    Business Journal ^ | January 16, 2009
    Starbucks Coffee wants U.S. consumers to jump on president-elect Barack Obama’s volunteer bandwagon and pledge to join one of his community service corps. Obama and incoming first lady Michelle Obama want Americans to do community service the week of his inauguration Jan. 20. and commit this year to one of his so-called national service corps that will do volunteer work in schools and related to the environment. Starbucks said it will offer free “tall” coffee beginning Wednesday through Sunday for customers who fill out community service pledge cards at the coffee chain’s locations.
  • Michael Smerconish: Require a year of service

    01/18/2009 12:14:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies · 2,180+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | January 18, 2009 | Michael Smerconish
    Thirty years ago, future U.S. Sen. Harris Wofford led the committee that concluded that year-long mandatory civilian-service programs were politically infeasible. Wofford, however, did not give up on the idea. And as the nation prepares to mark tomorrow's annual Martin Luther King Day of Service, maybe what was infeasible then is workable today. What's changed? The economy, for one thing. Consider City Year. City Year corps members, young adults ages 17 to 24, volunteer for a year of service in cities throughout the country - usually in public schools - and receive a college scholarship in return. It was described...
  • Obama plans welcome event at Lincoln Memorial

    12/19/2008 4:15:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 938+ views
    The York Daily Record / The Associated Press ^ | December 19, 2008 | Lisa Tolin
    President-elect Barack Obama will welcome Americans to his inauguration at the memorial to his political hero, Abraham Lincoln. The Lincoln Memorial is heavy with symbolism for Obama, who will arrive on its steps on Jan. 18 following a train ride that traces Lincoln's own inaugural path from Philadelphia to Washington. The memorial is also where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech, and the event comes a day before the nation celebrates the King holiday on Jan. 19. The inauguration is on Jan. 20. "It is one of the great, patriotic symbols of our country," Presidential...
  • City Year

    11/09/2008 9:57:13 AM PST · by Dead Dog · 4 replies · 237+ views
    City Year Website ^ | unknown | City Year
    The name “City Year” reflects the idea that just as young people enroll in a freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year at school, so too should they be challenged to dedicate themselves to a “city year” of full-time service, idealism, civic engagement, and leadership development. (SNIP> Twenty years ago, City Year was founded by Michael Brown and Alan Khazei, then-roommates at Harvard Law School, who felt strongly that young people in service could be a powerful resource for addressing our nation's most pressing issues. Since 1988, City Year has been built on the belief that one person can make a...

    11/06/2008 5:33:53 PM PST · by Crazieman · 140 replies · 8,139+ views
    Change.Gov/America Serves ^ | 11/6/08 | B Hussein Obama
    Hat Tip: Buy Danish, commenter at Hot Air "When you choose to serve -- whether it's your nation, your community or simply your neighborhood -- you are connected to that fundamental American ideal that we want life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness not just for ourselves, but for all Americans. That's why it's called the American dream." The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nation’s challenges. President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in underserved schools, as...
  • John McCain offers Barack Obama a cabinet post

    09/12/2008 12:29:45 AM PDT · by library user · 53 replies · 498+ views ^ | September 12, 2008 | by Toby Harnden
    ** EXCERPT ** This is one promise that Senator John McCain might struggle to keep if he does win in November. When asked by Time's Rick Stengel, moderating the 9/11 anniversary forum on national service here at Columbia University in uptown New York city, whether he would give Barack Obama a cabinet job, he responded that he would. "Governor Schwarzenegger has made the service czar a cabinet-level appointment," Stengel said. "Would you, as president, do the same and would you name Senator Obama to your cabinet for National Service?" McCain paused for a beat before replying with a smile: "Yes!"...
  • Obama's training program described as 'Big Brother'(Youth re-education camps)

    09/07/2008 10:46:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 1,062+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | September 06, 2008 | Staff
    The tax-funded Chicago organization cited as a probable model for programs to integrate youth into the social and political world under an Obama tenure in the White House is the epitome of "Big Brother" that shovels impressionable youth through a course of brainwashing, according to critics. The organization is called Public Allies and Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama was a founding member of the board of directors in 1992. He later resigned and his wife became executive director of the group. According to an editorial in Investor's Business Daily, Obama plans to use the non-profit, which is funded partly...
  • Obama: "New Era of Service" 7/2/08 speech: "Civilian National Security Force" genesis

    07/16/2008 8:31:05 PM PDT · by seanrobins · 31 replies · 4,079+ views
    Sean Robins | July 16, 2008 | Sean Robins
    BARACK OBAMA : July 2, 2008 Address: "A New Era of Service" University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, ColoradoObama: "New Era of Service" 7/2/08 speech: "Civilian National Security Force" genesis  (View video of entire speech on YouTube) (Prepared text of speech as released to the media) (Jump to "prepared" and "marked-up" versions of speech) In a recent article on WorldNetDaily ("Obama's 'Civilian National Security Force,'" July 15, 2008), Joseph Farah points out what, prior to his piece, no source in the mainstream media has discussed - one of numerous proposals contained in Barack Obama's July 2, 2008 speech - delivered...
  • "National Service" is Un-American

    01/30/2002 1:08:13 PM PST · by Demian · 118 replies · 190+ views
    Ayn Rand Institute ^ | January, 30, 2002 | Alex Epstein
    Released: January 21, 2002&nbsp; "National Service" Is Un-American The movement to demand "national service" from our youth contradicts the principle of individualism, on which America was founded. By Alex Epstein&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;As America fights terrorism abroad, a different threat against our way of life is emerging domestically. But while the terrorists openly proclaim their hatred for America, this foe is more insidious: it masquerades as a defender of American values while campaigning to destroy them. America's newest enemy is the "national service" movement&#151a movement President Bush plans to endorse in his State of the Union Address. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Many intellectuals and politicians have ...
  • Bush endorses McCain plan for national service

    11/09/2001 8:46:40 AM PST · by meandog · 71 replies · 307+ views
    straight talk america, (AP) | 11.9.01
    McCain, Bayh Applaud President Bush's Emphasis on Volunteerism November 9, 2001 -- Senators' "Call to Service Act" Would Create Volunteer Homeland Defense Corps - Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Evan Bayh (D-IN) today made the following statement: "We applaud President Bush for issuing a call to service in his address to the nation last night. Declaring that 'Our citizens have new responsibilities,' the President endorsed the creation of new opportunities within AmeriCorps and SeniorCorps programs for public safety and public health efforts. "Earlier this week, we introduced legislation that would create a new role for AmeriCorps in homeland defense ...