Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Brownshirts Bill - WATCH OUT

I am furious that our representatives passed the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act (GIVE, how cute) and the bill is now on its way to the Senate. The legislation would cost $6 billion over five years (hey, what's $6 more billion when we're tens of trillions in debt?), would create 175,000 "new service opportunities" under AmeriCorps, and would expand the stretch of volunteerism to new sectors, including a Clean Energy Corps, Education Corps, Healthy Futures Corps, and Veterans Service Corps (oh, you mean the same vets who will soon be expected to pay for the injuries incurred while serving our country?). At first glance this sounds great! Clean energy, education, healthy futures are all sparkly words that draw people in. But what is this really? Indoctrination.

It didn't say anything about mandatory service, but I'm predicting there will be. "Mandatory volunteering" is a bit of a paradox, isn't it?

"We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that is just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded." 
-Barack Obama on the campaign trail

I volunteer because I like to, not because Obama wants me to advocate his socialist plans for this nation. And you can bet that I will never, EVER volunteer for him. Ever.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am with you...... I won't volunteer or be forced to volunteer for anything Hussein Obambi wants me to. EVER