Many bloggers have posted articles of late of President-elect Obama's plans to start up an American version of Hitler's Youth. But it seems that Obama's own site leaked out the plans requiring this particular "service", and ever since bloggers picked it up, the wording on the site has changed.
Check out this article that goes into depth in its explanation:
The official website of President-Elect Barack Obama, Change.gov, originally announced that Obama would "require" all middle school through college students to participate in community service programs; but after a flurry of blogs protested children being drafted into Obama's proposed youth corps, the website's wording was softened.
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.
Go read the rest!
I don't have time to add my own commentary now, but suffice to say...if we the public don't react to these things, we will truly become the crabs in the boiling pot. We already know the media isn't honest and are falling all over themselves to keep our new President-elect from being questioned too closely. So let's continue to do our own work and hold them all accountable.
At least...until they crack down and we lose our free speech completely.
UPDATE: Obama is cleary out of touch, like the rest of the politicians. He clearly didn't have to pay his own way through Harvard, nor did he have to worry about anything during High School. Has he SEEN the schedules of High School students these days? They're so programmed they can barely stay awake in class! And, when I was in college, I worked 2 jobs and volunteered in another (for experience and because I enjoyed it). Maybe Obama's plan would include my volunteer work; maybe it wouldn't. But I can honestly say I had NOTHING ELSE to give. It's completely unreasonable to FORCE community service. Thank God that, for now, it's against the law to require service.
But how long before that law changes? How long before our Constitution is irrevocably altered, and this becomes a Fascist country? How long before Lady Liberty is so defiled that we have to send her back to France...for good?
How long before these very questions are silenced?