Barack Obama’s choice for Chief-of-Staff supports “universal civilian service” for Americans aged 18-25.
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.
There’s a word for this kind of involuntary servitude: slavery. A proposal like this strikes at the very heart of a Constitutional republic, transforming the civil government from servant to master, misusing the very powers it has been granted to protect our liberty in order to violate this inalienable right.
Consistent with the Obamessiah’s own expansive call for “service“, the choice of Mr. Emanuel is a harbinger of the dangers ahead for the next four years. Chief-of-Staff is a very powerful position, in many ways more influential than that of Vice President. The Chief-of-Staff oversees the day-to-day activities of the White House policy personnel, controls access to the President, and at times even gives direction to Cabinet Secretaries.
All those post-adolescents who voted for Barack Obama may be in for rude awakening.