Rahm Emanuel Wants “Compulsory Service” for Your Kids

Discussion in 'Politics' started by AMT4SWA, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. Rahm Emanuel Wants “Compulsory Service” for Your Kids

    J.D. Tuccille
    Albuquerque Examiner
    November 7, 2008

    Rep. Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, President-Elect Barack Obama’s choice for chief of staff in his incoming administration, is co-author of a book, The Plan: Big Ideas for America, that calls for, among other things, compulsory service for all Americans ages 18 to 25. The following excerpt is from pages 61-62 of the 2006 book:

    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.

    Emanuel and co-author Bruce Reed insist "this is not a draft," but go on to write of young men and women, "the nation will enlist them for three months of civilian service." They also warn, "ome Republicans will squeal about individual freedom," ruling out any likelihood that they would let people opt out of universal citizen service.

    As chief of staff, Emanuel will not be in a position to directly introduce public policy, but his enthusiasm for compulsory service, combined with Barack Obama’s own plan to require high school students to perform 50 hours of government-approved service, suggest an unfortunate direction for the new administration.


    I wonder if the narc kids will wear "brown shirts"......:eek:......???
  2. Brown, white, blue, shirts, who cares.

    What the hell is wrong with service to our country by our youth?

    They are not being drafted to go fight in foreign lands, they are expected to perform their civic duty.

    What on earth is wrong with the concept of a civic duty?

    We have been given freely the gift of citizenship, why not have to give something back?

    They do this in Israel...is it really such a harmful thing for our youth to invest themselves in bettering America for themselves and future generations?
  3. W4rl0ck


    So long Freedom. We barely knew ya.
  4. Beginning of the end.
  5. Lucrum


  6. I think you're being unfair. Compulsory youth service has worked out very well for hugo chavez and fidel castro. It was also very helpful to the Third Reich and Mao. It would be better to start younger, much younger, say at age 5 or 6 before children are poisoned by their parents wrong thinking but the government schools are doing their best to indoctrinate these kids. the ones that learn to read are a bit of a problem, but thankfully that number is getting smaller.
  7. W4rl0ck


    Oh yeah.

    Get used to saying this -

    Sieg Heil !

    Do it with feeling or you will be tazed.
  8. fhl


    This is what happens when you let the civil liberties crowd get control of things.

    When they're not in charge, it's an infringement of civil liberties if you listen in while they talk to a terrorist in another country.

    When they get in charge.. uh boy.

    Too bad we can't get the message out over their 100 decibal screaming about how evil republicans are.
  9. Helping fellow Americans for a fairly brief period of time and learning to think of someone other than yourself for that while is a far cry from political indoctrination. But you christian righties don't believe in helping your neighbors, do you? Your religious faith forces you to think only of yourself, just as your Jesus taught you in the bible you can't seem to get enough of.
  10. Sorry, but FEDERAL programs that involve our children NEVER work out well!!!

    Local community based and LEAD programs started by and controlled by the CITIZENS I am ALL FOR!!! :cool:

    Keep the stinkin FED out of my backyard....period!!! :eek: :mad:
    #10     Nov 7, 2008