Thursday, April 1, 2010

How interesting it is

I wrote a year or so ago about the Obama Youth camps and how the president is taking advantage of his predecessors enactment reinforcement of The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act. Expanding it from 75,000 volunteers to at least 250,000. The bill also would increase education funding and establish a summer service program for students. Basically it is about wearing a uniform, have military-like education and learn how to handle crisis such as natural disasters.

To this they’ve proposed a 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.

The United States leadership also wants to enlist its 3.4 million Girl Scouts in the effort to combat hurricanes, pandemics, terror attacks and other disasters. I do guess that the main idea is to have these pedocatchers helping out with debris, helping the sick, distribute food and such, but is a hurricane stricken area or fighting terrorism really the sort of place and work for young girls?

Sure, I know what you’re thinking, this is sort of a tin-foil hat explanation and you could argue that Americans have a different way of helping out in their communities then most European have. But, that doesn’t make the potential of several hundreds of thousands of trained youths with guns under the authority of Washington less scary.

And now this:

Add in the fact that habeas corpus is gone and that 380,000 regular troops have been deployed on US soil recently and it isn’t hard seeing the same thing as militia groups and conspiracy nuts see.

I do think that most of this comes with good intentions, but we all know where that paved road leads…

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