Friday, November 7, 2008

The Return Of The Draft

Barack Obama has announced a plan to draft young Americans to perform “community service.”

Per his change site:

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.

Required?? I think NOT Barry!

As another person on gateway pundits said, this is a direct violation of the 13th Amendment where it specifically mentions the abolition of "involuntary servitude"