Thursday, July 03, 2008

A Call to Serve

It's not enough for Obama that the state educate our children, he is now calling them to "serve" as well. "
Just as we teach math and writing, arts and athletics, we need to teach young Americans to take citizenship seriously. Study after study shows that students who serve do better in school, are more likely to go to college, and more likely to maintain that service as adults. So when I'm President, I will set a goal for all American middle and high school students to perform 50 hours of service a year, and for all college students to perform 100 hours of service a year. This means that by the time you graduate college, you'll have done 17 weeks of service."
Service to whom? And will all of these minor children be paid for their service or are they expected to "volunteer"? Under Obama's plan, it is the school not the child who will benefit financially,
"At the middle and high school level, we'll make federal assistance conditional on school districts developing service programs, and give schools resources to offer new service opportunities. "
We fought a war to stop the powerful from preying on the vulnerable and requiring them to work without just compensation. Mr. Obama, unless you're offering to pay each student directly for the work they are expected to do, what you call service, I call bondage to the state.

Happy Fourth of July!

Celebrate your freedom today, a new civilian draft era of service is about to begin.

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