Anyone up for some mandatory volunteer service this afternoon?
That's right. The newest plot our lovely Congress has hatched is this lovely plan to 'promote' volunteerism among our nation's youth! So we can 'better our nation and the global community!'
'Cuz people work so much harder towards a noble goal when they're forced, dont'cha know.
Anyway- HR 1444 would authorize the creation of a Congressional Commission on Civic Service.
Some of the goals of the commission the bill would create were stated this way:
"[To decide] Whether a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people could be developed, and how such a requirement could be implemented in a manner that would strengthen the social fabric of the Nation and overcome civic challenges by bringing together people from diverse economic, ethnic, and educational backgrounds."
Sorry, but a forced use of my time- in a 'voluntary' civic program- doesn't sound fair or reasonable to me! And:
"[To determine] The need for a public service academy, a 4-year institution that offers a federally funded undergraduate education with a focus on training future public sector leaders."
Oh joy. So we can become ever more efficient members of the Government Machine.
So, all of you who are looking forward to growing up under an Obama administration, take heart! You'll be able to participate in a volunteer program. That is actually mandatory. But, they don't want you to know about that.
So, just act surprised when they tell you have no choice, hmm?