Can you say "oxymoron"? The Obama administration is doing everything it can to insure that our upcoming generations are as left-wing as he and his cohorts can possibly make them. GIVE (Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education) expands the Clinton administrations AmeriCorps program to something approximating the Hitler Youth Corps and the Red Guard of Communist China.
The GIVE Act, which has already passed the House, will also create additional "corps" to expand the reach of "volunteerism" into new sectors, including a Clean Energy Corps, Education Corps, Healthy Futures Corps and Veterans Service Corps, and it expands the National Civilian Community Corps to focus on additional areas like disaster relief and energy conservation. There will probably also be the Attitude Corps, the Thought Corps, and the Inform on Your Family, Friends, and Neighbors Corps! The Senate is mulling over a similar piece of legislation, the "Serve America Act," sponsored by Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Ted Kennedy, D-Mass.
These bills mandate volunteerism! Doesn't that smack of "involuntary servitude"... something that is outlawed by our Constitution (I assume the Constitution has not yet been rescinded by the Obama administration)? Title 18, U.S.C., Sec. 1584, makes it a Federal crime or offense for anyone to willfully hold another person in involuntary servitude. If and when it is mandated, people will do less voluntarily than they do today. The understandable attitude will be, "I was required to 'volunteer' before. I'm finished now."
The GIVE Act is popularly known as "The National Enslavement Bill", but it's not a popular title among those who wish to be the masters! Can "Cultural Re-Education Camps" be far behind for those who dare to resist?
Section 120 of GIVE discusses the “Youth Engagement Zone Program” and states that “service learning” will be “a mandatory part of the curriculum in all of the secondary schools served by the local educational agency.” This part remains in the version passed by the Senate.
Roles which will be staffed by members of the programs, labeled “Required National Service Corps,” include “criminal justice,” “environmental stewardship,” and “public safety”. How foreign does this all sound to a "free" people? Indoctrination is not the same thing as education. The goal of education has, in the past, been to teach one how to think, while the goal of indoctrination has always been to teach one what to think!
I fear for my country - and the country of my children, and their children. I love the country in which I grew up, but I now fear the government of the country in which I live. And the really strange part is... I HAVEN'T MOVED!
I'm also afraid that I'm not wrong about this!
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -- Edmund Burke (Attrib)