Thursday, March 26, 2009

Brown shirting America's youth

Passed without a hint of "transparency" the $5.7billion going to expand Americorps will effectively create a handy little Army of youth walking in lock step to the whims of the Obama administration. Check out the "mandatory" nature of this new law.

To begin with, the legislation threatens the voluntary nature of Americorps by calling for consideration of “a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people.” It anticipates the possibility of requiring “all individuals in the United States” to perform such service – including elementary school students. The bill also summons up unsettling memories of World War II-era paramilitary groups by saying the new program should “combine the best practices of civilian service with the best aspects of military service,” while establishing “campuses” that serve as “operational headquarters,” complete with “superintendents” and “uniforms” for all participants.

The bill sounds like it was written by Stalin.

Read the whole thing. It's very discomforting.



Anonymous said...

Brown shirts? This was so upsetting I now have brown pants.

Jack said...

Oh brother.........