America has so many issues it is facing right now, this very moment. The scary part is that so many don't even know about them. America has become so complacent that they do not object until something burns their individual ass. By then, it is often too late.
Are you between the ages of 18-42? If you fall between those ages, this is probably the only time you can say that you wish you were 43. Get ready for your mandatory national service.
This is no joke. H.R.5741 - Universal National Service Act has already been sent to committee.
While I know many things are sent to committee and just sit there, it is prudent to bear in mind that Obama has REQUESTED this type of bill to be sent to his desk. He campaigned on this issue. This is one of two promises he made. The other has passed already.
Interestingly enough, it started as H.R.1388 - The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act where the committee removed all the mandatory parts. Prior to that it was known as Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act. Later it was sent to committee as H.R. 1444 where the mandatory was injected back into the bill.
This bill or one very similar is in your future, like it or not. The funding was part of the stimulus package. While they "struggle" with getting this bill passed, they are already putting the pieces together. AMERICORPS (which now has a .gov website) received billions in funding. Billions?
Let me say this. Obama was not lying when he campaigned. He promised to fundamentally transform America. This is pretty fundamental, don't you think? I can only think of one campaign promise he has not kept. Transparency. He promised Healthcare Reform. We got it. They even passed the bill before we could read it and find out what exactly was in it. No transparency there, but he promised it and we got it.
He promised mandatory national service. He promised to have women register for the Selective Service. It's coming.
I urge you to read this bill and then educate others who are not aware. If not, get ready to serve OBAMA because I expect this to pass before November in one form or another.
This is another step in removing the freedom of Americans. What really gets me is the verbiage in this summary:
"To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or in CIVILIAN service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, to authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of the uniformed services, and for other purposes."
Furtherance of the national defense and homeland security? Impossible...unless they close the borders. Further note...it says ALL PERSONS...not just citizens.
Pay special attention to this part: "as a member of the uniformed services or in CIVILIAN service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security"
And just how do CIVILIANS do that? Does the word brown shirts come to mind? Just say'n!
I think the only question is will it pass by congressional measures or will it be an Executive Order?
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