Friday, November 7, 2008

18-25 Year Olds NEED to see this

I ran across this at the Daily Paul. Apparently Obama's choice for chief of staff Rep. Rahm Emanuel of Illinois wrote a book called The Plan that talks about requiring three months of service for all 18 to 25 year olds. This book was published only two years ago.

This is from pages 61-62:

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. ...

Here's how it would work. Young people will know that between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five, the nation will enlist them for three months of civilian service. They'll be asked to report for three months of basic civil defense training in their state or community, where they will learn what to do in the event of biochemical, nuclear or conventional attack; how to assist others in an evacuation; how to respond when a levee breaks or we're hit by a natural disaster. These young people will be available to address their communities' most pressing needs.

What is happening to America? Land of the Free? Hardly! "Young people will know" is the words he uses. "The nation will enlist them for three months." How is this free? Does the government feel as though they have a right to our lives? We will just know that we are going to be enlisted. This is so wrong that it's hard to know where to begin! If this is ever implamented, I hope there is extreme backlash across America at such an unjust program.

Here's an idea, Mr. Rahm, you have your little three-month education program but make it OUR CHOICE whether we want to join up in this little government program. No where in the constitution does the federal government have the power to implament such a program.

Spread the word about this travesty, for the sake of freedom.

3 comments:

Bart said...

I saw this today and was equally alarmed. Here are some other great takes on the situation:
http://www.reason.com/blog/show/129949.html
http://www.coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2008/11/taxing-people-with-no-money.html

Victoria said...

if this went into affect... wow.. lets move to some other country please...

bedheadi said...

I heard a bit about this but not fully thanks for the info, its crazy
"biochemical, nuclear or conventional attack" what do they know that we don't? Pretty scary.
3 months thats crazy stuff I don't want to give the government 3 months of my life although it would be cool to learn what to do in emergency situations, but if I want to know that I should do it on my time, why should it be forced?:/ Oh well there goes freedom.
-Jessica L