Sunday, March 29, 2009 Posted by Shattered Paradigm
An earlier version of the House bill actually would have created a Congressional Commission on Civil Service which would have been given a mandate to create "a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people." After a huge uproar this section was removed, but it could still be restored during the Senate-House conference committee meeting.
But even if it is not reintrodued into this bill, the "mandatory service requirement" is very, very much alive. The reality is that a new, separate bill containing that language has now been introduced in the House.
In addition, Section 1203 is still in the bill, and it contains this frightening provision: "service-learning is a MANDATORY part of the curriculum in all of the secondary schools served by the local educational agency."
So what will "mandatory service-learning" mean for our young people?
Your guess is as good as mine.
But we do have an idea of what is will NOT include.
You can find the full text of the bill here:
One of the most frightening things about this bill is that it purports to ban the free speech rights of anyone involved in any of the service programs. Just check out the list of "banned" activities for anyone involved in the "volunteer" army.....
SEC. 125. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES AND INELIGIBLE ORGANIZATIONS.
(a) Prohibited Activities- A participant in an approved national service position under this subtitle may not engage in the following activities;
(1) Attempting to influence legislation
(2) Organizing or engaging in protests, petitions, boycotts, or strikes.
(3) Assisting, promoting, or deterring union organizing
(4) Impairing existing contracts or services or collective bargaining agreements.
(5) Engaging in partisan political activities, or other activities designed to influence the outcome of an election to any public office
(6) Participating in, or endorsing, events or activities that are likely to include advocacy for or against political parties, political platforms, political candidates, proposed legislation, or elected officials.
(7) Engaging in religious instruction, conducting worship services, providing instruction as part of a program that includes mandatory religious instruction or worship, constructing or operating facilities devoted to religious instruction or worship, maintaining facilities primarily or inherently devoted to religious instruction or worship, or engaging in any form of religious proselytization.
(8) Providing a direct benefit to –
(A) a business organized for profit;
(B) a labor organization;
(C) a partisan political organization;
(D) a nonprofit organization that fails to comply with the restrictions contained in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 except that nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent participants from engaging in advocacy activities undertaken at their own initiative; and
(E) an organization engaged in the religious activities described in paragraph (7) unless Corporation assistance is not used to support those religious activities.
(9) Conducting a voter registration drive or using Corporation funds to conduct a voter registration drive.
(10) Such other activities as the Corporation may prohibit.
Did you get all that?
All the "volunteers" in all of the government programs in the bill will be banned from being involved in politics, protests, unions or in the leadership of any religious organization.
That seventh item in the list is particularly disturbing.
The U.S. government plans to create a massive horde of young people who are "serving" the United States who will be banned from serving the Lord Jesus Christ and from sharing the gospel with their friends.
Talk about the secularization of American society - a bill which seeks to get countless thousands of young Americans involved in "national service" and which will prohibit them from serving God.
What kind of insanity is this?
Also, almost nobody is talking about section 1710 of this bill. It is absolutely shocking if you stop and think about it.....
"STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A CENTRALIZED ELECTRONIC CITIZENSHIP VERIFICATION SYSTEM. (a) Study- The Corporation for National and Community Service shall conduct a study to determine the effectiveness of a centralized electronic citizenship verification system which would allow the Corporation to share employment eligibility information with the Department of Education in order to reduce administrative burden and lower costs for member programs."
A centralized electronic citizenship verification system?
How would this be accomplished?
Would we all have to get microchipped?
The reality is that this bill is full of provisions regarding how the U.S. government owns us (especially our young people) and regarding how they want us to "serve" them.
The truth is that the economy is a mess, wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and in several other covert locations have stretched the U.S. military beyond the breaking point, and many American cities need to be rebuilt. So now the Obama administration will use the cheap, conscripted labor of young people to get things fixed.
It's called involuntary servitude.
But this is what some in the Obama administration have been eyeing for quite some time.
Barack Obama's new chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, is the coauthor of a book that calls for, among other things, compulsory national service for all Americans between the ages of 18 to 25.
The following quotes are from pages 61-62 of the book Emanuel coauthored in 2006 entitled "The Plan: Big Ideas for America":
It's time for a real Patriot Act that brings out the patriot in all of us. We propose universal civilian service for every young American. Under this plan, All Americans between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five will be asked to serve their country by going through three months of basic training, civil defense preparation and community service. ...
Here's how it would work. Young people will know that between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five, the nation will enlist them for three months of civilian service. They'll be asked to report for three months of basic civil defense training in their state or community, where they will learn what to do in the event of biochemical, nuclear or conventional attack; how to assist others in an evacuation; how to respond when a levee breaks or we're hit by a natural disaster. These young people will be available to address their communities' most pressing needs.
Now keep in mind that the person who wrote that is going to be the new White House chief of staff.
Just check out Emanuel talking about the plan for mandatory national service in the following YouTube clip. It certainly sounds like these plans are very solid and very serious.....
The frightening thing is that it looks like some of Emanuel's ideas are already being implemented by the new administration.
The official website of President-Elect Obama, Change.gov, originally announced that Obama would soon "require" that all students in middle school all the way through college would be forced to participate in community service programs.
Fortunately, the Internet exploded with outrage, and the website's wording was quickly softened.
But before the change, this is what Obama's website said about this program: "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."
I think that we have had enough of "Patriot acts" and I know that most young Americans do not want to be part of any kind of a draft.
How many of you would willingly submit to mandatory national service?
What would YOU do if you got drafted into the U.S. military?
The U.S. government is taking more control over our lives than ever before, and still most American seem like they could care less.
If the possibility of "mandatory national service", chipping humans for identification and a ban on Christian evangelism are not enough to get American voters upset, then what will?