Ah yes, I've known about this for a couple weeks. Right now it's pretty much all school aged kids, up to 21 that have to serve but the government is looking at making seniors, and then every citizen conscripted into this program. And their idea of community service as described in the bill isn't things like planting trees and picking up garbage, they want to use the children as free labor to fix up roads and renovate government buildings and things like that. One of the bills also describes standard issue uniforms and "political education" as part of the program.
While you are in this program, you are forbidden from doing anything involving politics, such as protesting, anything involving legislation, etc etc.
This is also against the 13th amendment of the constitution:
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.
This is clearly involuntary servitude, which makes these youth camps against the law and the constitution. But I think they found a loop hole around that. You see, they can force you to do service for a crime, and if something is mandatory (like these camps) it would be a crime to refuse, and they can punish you by making you do it.
I have also heard reports of them wanting to make all adults serve 3 months a year of mandatory "community service".
They just won't give us a break.
Oh and I'm sorry if I made any glaring errors about the bill in my post. I haven't read about it for a while and I'm pretty tired right now.
I must say, I'm somewhat pissed after reading that. There is just no way I'll do that. You may say I'm talking tuff cause this is the internet and all, but no. I will not be someone elses slave.
So, what, am I supposed to spend my summer serving Obama? Absolutely the hell no.
I really hope this doesn't become full circle until I'm at least 21. That, or Americans protest this.
If they send me a letter telling me to report to some camp, I'll send them a birthday card with "fuck you" on a 10 dollar bill.
Sorry, but things like this really get me going. I've always been taught to rebel against illegitimacy and unconstitutional laws in this country.
Exactly, with the mindset of today's youth it would be near impossible to implement such a program. What are they going to do if hundreds of thousands of people boycott it? I know where i live, the school has a hard time enforcing attendance to assembelys and things such as diversity days where there are a bunch of bullshit seminars to attend. Enforcing this kind of organized labour would be diffucult.
(rep to apple)
There is just no way anyone would subject to this kind of Nazi bullying. I read the posts below about the camp rules. And, I really laughed at them. There is no way any high school student would abide by them. The parents of these kids wouldn't sit around and let their kids be bullied by the government. My parents basically said to me: You better not become a slave for someone who has screwed you over for the past 8 years.
So what would they do? Send thousands of teenagers to jail? Imagine what that would do to the real
Not only that, but businesses would be effected severely. Um, if they started drafting adults into it, that would even more so effect the businesses. I mean, I can't even begin to state the grim consequences of this bill, if it was put into act.
Now, I know this bill was just for them to try and figure out a way for it to work. But, something tells me by the time they get that figured out, there is no chance of it passing. Obama's approval rating is in the 50% range since he took office, originally it was 81%.
The reason Obama is forcing all these extreme bills on us is because he knows hes a one term president. No doubt about it. Trust me, this is just the beginning. We in America have 4 years of this before we can hopefully get a breathe of fresh air.
Oh and thanks for rep, Tie.
...education funding and establish a summer service program for students, paying $500 (which would be applied to college costs) to high-school and middle-school student who participate.
Sorry but that doesn't fly with me. I can make 3 times that, easily.
With that said,
This won't pass.