Obama to Create New Forms of Slavery to Replace the Old

And here we have some clarification on Obama’s “civilian national security force.” From Obama’s own change.gov: 

America Serves

“When you choose to serve — whether it’s your nation, your community or simply your neighborhood — you are connected to that fundamental American ideal that we want life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness not just for ourselves, but for all Americans. That’s why it’s called the American dream.”The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nation’s challenges. President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in underserved schools, as well as a new Health Corps, Clean Energy Corps, and Veterans Corps. Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by developing a plan to require 50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year. Obama will encourage retiring Americans to serve by improving programs available for individuals over age 55, while at the same time promoting youth programs such as Youth Build and Head Start. 

That explains how he plans on creating such a force to rival the military in size and funding:

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set,” he said Wednesday. “We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded.”

Note that to a Leftist such as Obama, “national security” means more than just protection from foreign and domestic enemies. It means that a person can’t truly be “secure” unless he has a job, a “proper” education, health care, etc., etc. By conflating the common (and legitimate) definition of “national security” with such economic issues that, in a free society, are left to the individual, the Leftist expands government’s authority well beyond its Constitutional limits.

It’s also important to note, however, that this is nothing new. It’s what has allowed everything from the New Deal to the bailout, and Obama is simply continuing the tactic and carrying it to its natural conclusion.

What makes Obama’s plan a little different, perhaps, is his explicit call for what amounts to government-mandated indentured servitude. Consider this portion of his plan:

The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve… by developing a plan to require 50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year. [Emphasis added.]

This leaves a bit of a chill in one’s stomach. And yes, there’s an irony there that the first black President would call for a new form of slavery.

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