Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Obama's Call to Volunteer

Obama signed a bill today which called our nation's citizens to serve their country.
"We need your service, right now, in this moment in history. ... I'm asking you to stand up and play your part," said Obama, a former community organizer in Chicago. "I'm asking you to help change history's course."
He's changing history's course but also increasing the size and scope of the federal government too. If you "volunteer" the government wants to pay you,
The service law expands ways for students and seniors to earn money for college through their volunteer work. It aims to foster and fulfill people's desire to make a difference, such as by mentoring children, cleaning up parks or buildings and weatherizing homes for the poor.
Don't fall for the hype or the money, if the federal government is paying people to volunteer it is no longer volunteering but employment and a way to bring our nation's young students in on the entitlement trap and our nation on the road to socialism.

By the way, Obama is attempting to fulfill his campaign promise where he said,
"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."
I didn't like it when he said it then and I like it even less now that it's becoming the law of the land.

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