Thursday, November 13, 2008

Obama's "Mandatory" Youth and Civilian Force?



Please read this WND article and tell me I'm dreaming. I am sure that the photo I chose for this post will no doubt cause controversy, but I'm trying to make a point here. I think people had best listen.

In America, parents are the ones to decide their children's education and activities, not the government. I think young people and old people alike should decide for themselves what they're going to do in life, what they're going to think and believe, and how they will serve their fellow man. The government has no right to mandate any such kind of service. It reminds me of the government-mandated "subbotniks" in the former Soviet Union, or worse yet, re-education camps for people who didn't think the way the government thought they ought to think.

Such "mandatory" training etc. might start out innocuously enough, but will it end as innocuously? A very good question. All we have to go on is the ideology of those advocating this kind of thing. It's not the Boy Scouts.

Of course, the media will gloss this over even though it's right out of the horses' mouth. Most people will look at you with glazed eyes and think you're a conspiracy nut. Obama and Rahm Emanuel could say it live on national television, and people would insist that they didn't say it. Down the Orwellian "memory hole" it goes.

I've said it before, and I'll keep saying it until proven wrong. This nation's voters asked for it, and boy, are they going to get it!

5 comments:

Stan McCullars said...

How ironic this comes from a "black" man.

Forced participation in community service programs is nothing short of involuntary servitude, AKA slavery.

lee n. field said...

""Just as 'only Nixon could go to China,' only
the first black president would attempt to
reimpose slavery on a nation that once tore
itself into bloody shreds to put an end to slavery." "

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2008/tle492-20081109-02.html

Phil Perkins said...

Sola,
Here's an article you may enjoy: http://www.forbes.com/2008/11/13/friedman-liberty-republicans-oped-cx_pr_1114robinson.html .

The thesis is that our job now is to restore the individual freedoms that we have lost since Roosevelt and Johnson. The author goes on to speak briefly about the "virtues" we have lost and will lose more because we no longer stand on our own but look to the government to provide for us. Here's a summarizing quote:

"The land of the free and the home of the brave could soon be transformed into the land of the dependent and the home of the infantilized."

Now, I've pointed to you and the other fellows who e-meet here that this isn't our home, both as a point of comfort and as an alert about the future, both the possible near future and our eternal future. And no one has had much to say about it.

But here's another important thing to think about: Even if we agreed that the most important things for us to consider and act upon were the temporal politics of this nation, THE ANSWER TO OUR POLITICS ISN'T POLITICAL.

The author of the article is really insightful. But consider this: We MAY have a chicken-and-egg problem here. Are we becoming "infantilized" because we have headed left? Or are we heading left because we are infantile to start with?

I suspect that, as with many chicken-and-egg situations it's really two conditions both causing and being caused by the other. Cyclical.

To stop the cycle, would having the American people become moral again help stop the leftward slide simply because moral men seek to provide for themselves and for their families, rather than take handouts? I think that's self-evident.

Thus, the answer isn't political machinations alone. At least part of the answer has to be spiritual, not temporal and political.

When we talk about politics aren't we actually talking often about the outworkings of the spiritual?

Want to fix the nation? Pray for souls and witness in the streets.

Just thinking, God bless,
Phil Perkins.

Solameanie said...

Now, I've pointed to you and the other fellows who e-meet here that this isn't our home, both as a point of comfort and as an alert about the future, both the possible near future and our eternal future. And no one has had much to say about it.

I am quite aware of that and have said that before on other posts. However, my purpose in this blog is to provide running commentary on the issues of the day -- a wide variety of them. Some of my posts will be political, some will be cultural, and some will be directly theological.

While agreeing that we must keep an eternal perspective, I believe it is entirely appropriate to sound an alarm when one is called for. If people refuse to listen to it, it's on their own heads.

Phil Perkins said...

Sola,
You said, "I believe it is entirely appropriate to sound an alarm when one is called for."

Very true.

Phil.