Well, they’ve done for the 1st Amendment, they’re continually attacking the 2nd and they ignore the 10th. Next, they want to suspend the 13th Amendment:
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.
Section 2. Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Obama’s “community service” requirement, as originally stated, would impose involuntary servitude. Here‘s the original:
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.
After the “requirement” was noticed, Obama’s staff Changed it to:
Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by setting a goal that all middle school and high school students do 50 hours of community service a year and by developing a plan so that all college students who conduct 100 hours of community service receive a universal and fully refundable tax credit ensuring that the first $4,000 of their college education is completely free.
This bribe, with money looted from taxpayers, just doesn’t seem “fair” to those who decline the offer. I suggest that we spread the community service, by creating an “hour bank” where deposits are made by those who do serve and given to those who don’t based on need. Call it a community service cut.
Or, we could just split the money. That has the advantage of simpler accounting.
I wonder if you’ll get extra credit as an unpaid ACORN volunteer?
Update: 11:36AM Check out Bizzyblog for a very good post on this.