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Change that your kids will HAVE to believe in…Posted Friday, November 7, 2008, at 1:04 PM
Well, we're starting to see what kind of "change" that many of you folks voted for last week. This is from a new government website called www.change.gov, where you get to see what your new president has planned for you and your children.
From America Serves:
"When you choose to serve -- whether it's your nation, your community or simply your neighborhood -- you are connected to that fundamental American ideal that we want life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness not just for ourselves, but for all Americans. That's why it's called the American dream."
Requiring hours of community service is what I hear over in General Sessions court every week when sentences are issued for crimes. Now, it may be mandated to your kids.
It's not like this idea is new. Obama's new Chief of Staff, Rep. Rahm Emanuel, put this concept in his book, "The Plan. It's on pages 61-62 and reads:
It's time for a real Patriot Act that brings out the patriot in all of us. We propose universal civilian service for every young American. Under this plan, All Americans between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five will be asked to serve their country by going through three months of basic training, civil defense preparation and community service. ...
This isn't a wacked out conspiracy theory. It's on Obama's new website and in his new Chief of Staff's book.
I don't know about you guys, but I feel a draft…
Was this the type of "change" all of you voted for? Discuss.
UPDATE: 7 a.m. 11/8/08
Since I and others bloggers posted items drawing attention to this Friday, the change.gov website has ... changed, removing all mentions of a requirement.
Details here. This contains a link to the Google cache, so there can be no doubt.
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