Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Michelle Obama wasn't kidding!

I have posted this quote a couple times before, but it bears repeating. Here are the words of Michelle Obama from a speech she made earlier this year:
Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.
Barack Obama is living up to his wife's rhetoric with his plans for what he will require our nation's young people to do if they want to graduate from high school. On his campaign website, Obama has posted this info:
Obama will set a goal that all middle and high school students do 50 hours of community service a year. He will develop national guidelines for service- learning and will give schools better tools both to develop programs and to document student experience....
What is glossed over in this rosy-sounding tidbit is that as President, Obama would tie the receiving of federal education funds to the successful completion of this requirement by our nation's school districts. While I don't agree that the federal government should be directly funding our educational system in any way, shape, or form; if this is the system within which we must work, then Obama's idea stinks. Does not the term "involuntary servitude" mean something to him? As Jonah Goldberg so eloquently puts it:
There's a weird irony at work when Sen. Barack Obama, the black presidential candidate who will allegedly scrub the stain of racism from the nation, vows to run afoul of the constitutional amendment that abolished slavery....
Try as he might, Barack Obama just cannot hide his enthusiasm for the totalitarian do-gooderism for which the socialist left is famous. What was that quote that I recently posted?
"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of
authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution
was made to guard the people against the dangers of good
intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well,
but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but
they mean to be masters." ---Daniel Webster
Obama is the poster boy for examples of people this quote describes.

Good Day to You, Sir


nebraska girl said...

Joanne Jacobs also said that he would require college students to "volunteer" for 100 hours. I'm trying to figure out where those 100 hours would fit in between classes, my almost full-time job, and raising my kids....apparently I wouldn't be allowed to sleep.

Texas Truth said...

Obama wants to make the USA a socialist society with him and his wife at the top of the pile.

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