Quote of the day: My stepfather Lolo said, "Men take advantage of weakness in other men. They're just like countries in that way. The strong man takes the weak man's land. He makes the weak man work in his fields. If the weak man's woman is pretty, the strong man will take her. Which would you rather be? Better to be strong. If you can't be strong, be clever and make peace with someone who's strong. But always better to be strong yourself. Always."
|Comments From Foreign Leaders About Our Country |
Vladimir Putin (!!) just advised us not to take the Marxist road to ruin, like Russia did.
"I hope we don't regret our trust in the United States," Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said at the Brussels Forum conference to an audience of senior world politicians and experts. He was talking about Obama waffling about the missile shield the US promised to install in Eastern Europe, to defend against Iranian, and if necessary against Russian missiles. The Poles have a history of being betrayed by the West in World War
And the current President of the European Union, Czech Prime Minister Mirek Toplanek, declared that our current Budget proposal's plan to spend our way out of recession is "a way to hell", "will undermine the stability of the global financial market."
A SHOCKING NEWS FLASH!
The House has already passed their "Give" Act, and the Senate is considering it.
To learn more about it's contents, go to: http://michellemalkin.com/2009/03/25/to-give-and-to-serve-the-6-billion-national-service-boondoggle/
Following are remarks by several sources, who see it as the first step in Obama's plan for a Civilian National Security Force, as well as Hillary Clinton's Public Service Academy, with tuition paid for by our government for people to "learn" how to work for the government [promised by her during her Presidential Campaign]. The fact that it will cost us over six billion dollars thru 2014 should be enough to stop it's passage. Why Orrin Hatch does not see the possible future uses of this mandate escapes me.
From Melanie Phillips of the UK Spectator:
There was also his deeply troubling suggestion during his [Obama's] presidential campaign – which received virtually no attention – of creating a civilian national security force that would be as powerful, strong and well-funded as the half-trillion dollar Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force, although he subsequently refused to elaborate upon this distinctly chilling suggestion (and indeed, according to this report these remarks actually vanished from the published transcript of Obama’s speech). By the way, I add, Obama is CUTTING funding for our true military in this budget!
A few days ago, however, the House of Representatives passed the Orwellian-sounding ‘Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act’ which provides for the introduction of mandatory national service (unspecified) for all young people.
As Rick Moran noted on American Thinker:
The bill fulfills an Obama campaign promise to create a ‘civilian national security force.’ This legislation will not mandate or force our young people into national service - not yet anyway. But there is little doubt that we are being set up for just such an eventuality. ... Clearly, the goal of this program is to involve every single young person in America in a mandatory service program. The ‘Commission’ is a smokescreen. Of course they are going to recommend that there be mandatory service and they will lay out procedures on how to do it.
And WorldNetDaily reported:
The legislation also refers to ‘uniforms’ that would be worn by the ‘volunteers’ and the ‘need’ for a ‘public service academy, a 4-year institution’ to ‘focus on training’ future ‘public sector leaders. This, by the way, was suggested by Hillary Clinton during her campaign for the Presidency. The training, apparently, would occur at ‘campuses.’... The new bill specifically references the possibilities ‘if all individuals in the United States were expected to perform national service or were required to perform a certain amount of national service.’ Such new requirements perhaps, the legislation notes, ‘would strengthen the social fabric of the Nation and overcome civic challenges by bringing together people from diverse economic, ethnic, and educational backgrounds.’ HR1388
And now just look at what some of the Organising for America cadres were saying on the streets of Birmingham, Alabama:
‘We're looking for supporters,’ said DeHaven of Hoover, one of the event's organizers. ‘We're not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army.’
Two months in – and it’s all there, folks, for those with eyes to see.
And from the San Francisco Examiner Editorial:
To begin with, the legislation [just passed by our House of Representatives] threatens the voluntary nature of Americorps by calling for consideration of “a workable, fair and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people.” It anticipates the possibility of requiring “all individuals in the United States” to perform such service, including elementary school students.
The bill also summons up unsettling memories of World War II-era paramilitary groups by saying the new program should “combine the best practices of civilian service with the best aspects of military service,” while establishing “campuses” that serve as “operational headquarters,” complete with “superintendents” and “uniforms” for all participants. It allows for the elimination of all age restrictions in order to involve Americans at all stages of life. And, it calls for the creation of “a permanent cadre” in a “National Community Civilian Corps.”
But that’s not all. The bill also calls for “youth engagement zones” in which “service learning” is “a mandatory part of the curriculum in all of the secondary schools served by the local educational agency.”
This updated form of voluntary community service is also to be “integrated into the science, technology, engineering and mathematics curricula” at all levels of schooling. Sounds like a government curriculum for government-approved “service learning,” which is nothing less than indoctrination.