Friday, November 07, 2008

Work Will Set You Free

From the Official Obama Presidential Website:

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.
If Obama is still in office when my children reach middle school (God help us if he is), I will refuse to participate in this program. My family will not be coerced into mandatory "volunteer" work, an oxymoron if I've ever heard one. We already donate plenty of our time and money towards helping others ON OUR OWN TERMS.


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