So It Begins...

on Wednesday, November 12, 2008

All we ever heard about during the election was "change" this and "change" that. And yet, to my amazement, somehow nobody ever came to the realization that there IS such a thing as change for the worse.

And on that note, we take a windowless journey into Obama's legislative abyss where we find that socialism is creeping up on us much, much sooner than we think.

From Obama's own website:

The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nation’s challenges. President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in underserved schools, as well as a new Health Corps, Clean Energy Corps, and Veterans Corps. Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by developing a plan to require 50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year. Obama will encourage retiring Americans to serve by improving programs available for individuals over age 55, while at the same time promoting youth programs such as Youth Build and Head Start. least that's what it USED to say. Here's how the mandatory service agreement reads now, via Steve Gilbert:

Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by setting a goal that all middle school and high school students do 50 hours of community service a year and by developing a plan so that all college students who conduct 100 hours of community service receive a universal and fully refundable tax credit...
For what it's worth, this isn't the first time since being elected that Obama has scrubbed his website of phony, and even illegal, promises.

Here's my beef with the issue: Wasn't Obama a constituional law professor? If so, Barry may wish to head back to school himself for a refresher course on what the document he will soon swear to uphold says about manadatory service.


Amendment XIII
Consitution of The United States of America

Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime where of the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2. Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

My friends, this is how communism starts...

Obama's administration is starting to sound less like "Yes we can!" and more like "Yes you will!"


Brandon Burrup said...

I have no problem refusing to obey a mandatory service law should that happen. Now if he were to offer incentives for doing community service that's a different story.