...and mom & dad and grandma and grandpa too.
We've been dreading this since hearing 0bama talking on the campaign trail about compelling mandatory service from our children and through the school system up to and including college: "If you invest in America, we'll invest in you." Mandatory community service = college tuition?
Well, the House of Representatives went and passed the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act, 321 to 105.
Flashback: Obama Website Scrubs Mandatory Community Service Call :
Following a controversy over language that appeared on Barack Obama’s official website suggesting that Americans would be mandated to complete up to 100 hours of community service as part of a national service program, the original text has been memory-holed and replaced with a more sanitized version.
Despite numerous bloggers picking up on the switch, along with screenshots from before and after proving the language was changed, mesmerized Obama supporters are still claiming that that detractors had invented the language and that the website had not been altered.
The text from Obama’s change.gov website, which went online shortly after the election result, originally appeared as follows (emphasis mine).
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.
The text was changed at some point on Friday afternoon/evening to the following (emphasis mine).
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 ensuring that the first $4,000 of their college education is completely free.
See the two different versions in the following screenshots (click for enlargements).
On a separate area of the website, the program was also described under the heading “Require 100 hours of service in college,” but this has also since disappeared.
Is Obama’s plan for America really Rahm’s “The Plan”? Anything sound familiar? (Updated 3x).
Atlas Shrugs is also sounding the alarms on this.
CONTACT YOUR SENATORS!
Remind them they are sworn to uphold The United States Constitution. And that the National Give Act is in direct violation of:
Passed by Congress January 31, 1865. Ratified December 6, 1865.
Note: A portion of Article IV, section 2, of the Constitution was superseded by the 13th amendment.
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.