Thursday, March 26, 2009

Youth Brigade

These are days that seriously try my patience. Here's the latest from our legislative overlords who think that a civilian brigade for youth is a good idea. Notice what the youth will be prohibited from doing. I haven't read the complete text but these are the sections that should trouble you and trouble deeply enough to take action.
Now we have HR 1388. The Bill was sponsored by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) with 37 others. The Bill was introduced to the floor of the House of Representatives where both Republicans and Democrats voted 321-105 in favor. Next it goes to the Senate for a vote and then on to President Obama.

This bill’s title is called “Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education” (GIVE). It forms what some are calling “Obama’s Youth Brigade.” Obama’s plan is require anyone receiving school loans and others to serve at least three months as part of the brigade. His goal is one million youth!

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SEC. 1304. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES AND INELIGIBLE ORGANIZATIONS.

Section 125 (42 U.S.C. 12575) is amended to read as follows:

SEC. 125. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES AND INELIGIBLE ORGANIZATIONS.

(a) Prohibited Activities- A participant in an approved national service position under this subtitle may not engage in the following activities:

(1) Attempting to influence legislation.

(2) Organizing or engaging in protests, petitions, boycotts, or strikes.


(7) Engaging in religious instruction, conducting worship services, providing instruction as part of a program that includes mandatory religious instruction or worship, constructing or operating facilities devoted to religious instruction or worship, maintaining facilities primarily or inherently devoted to religious instruction or worship, or engaging in any form of religious proselytization.
Here's the full text at GovTracker

Shades of indoctrination camps. Because this worked so well in the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.

My friend Edmund C reminded me about Santayana. I wonder if he meant this statement: Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

2 comments:

DimBulb said...

Some people ignore the past because arrogance has rendered them too stupid to heed its warnings.

Argent said...

Sad, but true as we witness daily.