Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Obama's service nation set to begin


Congress Prepares to Expand Service Program

NY Times

Without much fanfare, Congress is set to move ahead this week with one of the largest expansions of national and community service in years.

The House is scheduled to vote on a measure that would enlarge the AmeriCorps program to 250,000 slots from 75,000 and create new volunteer opportunities and programs. The Senate could approve its own version of the plan as early as this week as well.

“National and community service can help make Americans a part of the solution to get our country through this economic crisis,” Representative George Miller, the California Democrat who chairs the Education and Labor Committee, said.

President Obama, who was a community organizer early in his career, has strongly promoted the idea of more national service, giving momentum to legislation that has bipartisan support though some Republicans have expressed concern about an estimated cost of up to $5 billion.

Under the House bill, the education stipend for someone who completes service in Americorps would be increased to $5,350 – equal to a Pell grant. The legislation would establish a new national campaign to promote public service and encourage Americans to observe Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. New incentives for middle school and high school school students to volunteer would also be created. more

Also see: The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act

This is the Army, Mrs. Jones!

By Judi McLeod Monday, March 16, 2009

imageThe biting winds of change are blowing through ObamaNation. The same “volunteerism” that kept America running since the days of its founding, wiped out with the stroke of a pen, will no longer be volunteerism. It becomes forced labor and like the practice of another era, presses American citizens of all ages and creeds, unknowingly into military service.

On paper, H.R. 1388 is the “Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act”; the more innocuous sounding “The Give Act”, for short. But “The Give Act” is not part of Obama’s distant future for unsuspecting American citizens, because it hits the House floor tomorrow.{March 17, 2009}

Democrat Rep. Carolyn McCarthy is sponsoring the bill with 25 co-sponsors, Democrats down to the last one. Yeas and Nays 34-3.

The Give Act puts the finishing touches to Public Allies New Leadership for New Times, modeled after Saul Alinsky’s “Peoples Organizations” and operating under Michelle Obama with an alleged operating budget of more than $75-million a year. According to a Fact Sheet About Public Allies, “President Obama was a member of the founding advisory board of the non-profit organization. Michelle Obama was the founding Executive Director of Public Allies Chicago from Spring, 1993 until Fall 1996 (italics CFP’s). She served on Public Allies national board of directors from 1997 until 2002. Obama was no longer on the board when Michelle was hired.

Michelle was also a pioneer in the social entrepreneur movement--leaders who create new approaches and organize to provide new solutions to social problems.

Like most things Saul Alinsky, H.R. 1388 sounds noble in stating why wide-sweeping change is necessary. “The Give Act” aims to “leverage investments to increase State, local, business and philanthropic resources to address national and local challenges.”

Comprehensive in its power, H.R. 1388 goes straight to the heart of volunteerism in America, impacting everything from the lemonade stands of neighborhood children, to the residents of senior citizens homes.

“The Give Act” puts tow-headed school children and silver-haired seniors in the official uniform of the new State, and encompasses every walk of life in main-street America.

It could be argued that ladies as sweet as their 4-H cherry pies or school children fed the pablum of being global citizens in American public schools are hardly in a position to know they will be part of Obama’s dream for a radically changed America. But no longer are the vanguards in place to teach them the difference.

The Act in entrenching will will leave no student, or senior behind and no one in between.

American ‘volunteers’ from across the spectrum, once pressed into service of the Civilian Community Corps, in the fullness of time, shall be called the “National Civilian Community Corps.”
With students and seniors corralled into the same pasture, there will be no detractors left to call then “Obamabots”.

You might want to run, but you can’t hide from H.R. 1388.

Whether you are young or old, or firmly believe that volunteering means you are offering your time to the good of community work, you will be pressed into Obama’s National Civilian Community Corps.

Just in case you don’t want to wear the uniform and think the Corps means everybody but you, these are the citizen group H.R. 1388 proposes to cover:

“Increasing service opportunities for our Nation’s retiring professionals.
“Encourage members of the Baby Boom generation to partake in service opportunities.”

The National Civilian Community Corps is year-round and will impose itself on children away at summer camp. Even private schools will not be immune from its membership.
Down through the generations, wearing a uniform has always appealed to the sincere at heart.

According to H.R. 1388, “the Director determines appropriate “Uniforms”.

Membership is mandatory!

While you were busy worrying about coming up with the rent or mortgage money and the safety of your job, on March 9, committees knowing full well the chill that comes with the word “camp” changed all of their documents to read “campus”.

“This is the equivalent of brown shirts and the “Arbeit macht frei”,” writes www.resistnet.com. “The Government has the right to require individuals to give 3 years under the guise of “volunteer” service.”

Above the gates of Auschiwitz were the words: “Arbeit Macht Frei”, (“work will set you free”).

“Man is capable of such wrong doing in the name of a cause, again and again throughout history, a charismatic man promises Utopia at the cost of abhorrent acts as a means to it.”

In Obama’s bold new America, a reversal of the innocence of good works in volunteerism is the first radical change of tomorrow. source

1 comment:

  1. This is sick and if our president thinks for one minute that the sheeple will go along with this, he is right because you are just that, sheeple that offer no resistance. Mindless little puppets watching the tube for there next set of orders.Those who do not study their history are doomed to repeat it. Peace