Welcome to the American Revolution II

Welcome to the American Revolution II
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.
"We face a hostile ideology global in scope, atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose and insidious in method..." and warned about what he saw as unjustified government spending proposals and continued with a warning that "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex... The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist... Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."Dwight D. Eisenhower

Friday, September 4, 2009

Fascism, Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education


At what point will people start paying attention to details in this country? When will people understand that little things matter? When will we realize that history is a great teacher and we should pay attention to its lessons?

Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) has sponsored H.R. 1388, the awkwardly-named “Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education” (GIVE) Act. It has picked up 37 co-sponsors and has made it through the House with a vote of 321-105. It’s next stop: the Senate, where it’s already being fast tracked.

So what exactly lies within H.R. 1388? What does it do?After (trying to) read through the bill….. we’re not quite sure. The language is as dense and obfuscated as any we’ve seen. There is no concise summary of the purpose and intent of the bill, and there’s lots of things that make your head spin. The majority of the bill changes or replaces existing language in the United States Code (which makes up all of our laws) so you’re not really sure of what it’s doing unless you flip back and forth between the text of H.R. 1388 and the various USC sections, which are equally as dense.

What we are able to determine is that H.R. 1388 is up to nothing good. There are three sections that catch our eye:



Section 158 (42 U.S.C. 12618) is amended–

(1) in subsection (a) by inserting ‘National’ before ‘Civilian Community Corps’; and

(2) in subsection (c)–

(A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1)–

(i) by inserting ‘National’ before ‘Civilian Community Corps’; and

(ii) by inserting before the colon the following: ‘, as the Director determines appropriate’;

(B) in paragraph (6), by striking ‘Clothing’ and inserting ‘Uniforms’; and

(C) in paragraph (7), by striking ‘Recreational services and supplies’ and inserting ‘Supplies’.

Looking up Section 158 (42 U.S.C. 12618) and making the changes, we see it would now read:

§ 12618. Authorized benefits for Corps members

(a) In general

The Director shall provide for members of the National Civilian Community Corps to receive benefits authorized by this section.

(b) Living allowance

The Director shall provide a living allowance to members of the Corps for the period during which such members are engaged in training or any activity on a Corps project. The Director shall establish the amount of the allowance at any amount not in excess of the amount equal to 100 percent of the poverty line that is applicable to a family of two (as defined by the Office of Management and Budget and revised annually in accordance with section 9902 (2) of this title.[1]

(c) Other authorized benefits

While receiving training or engaging in service projects as members of the National Civilian Community Corps, members may be provided the following benefits, as the Director determines appropriate:

(1) Allowances for travel expenses, personal expenses, and other expenses.

(2) Quarters.

(3) Subsistence.

(4) Transportation.

(5) Equipment.

(6) Uniforms.

(7) Supplies

(8) Other services determined by the Director to be consistent with the purposes of the Program.

(d) Supportive services

As the Director determines appropriate, the Director may provide each member of the Corps with health care services, child care services, counseling services, and other supportive services.

(e) Post-service benefits

Upon completion of the agreed period of service with the Corps, a member shall elect to receive the educational assistance under subsection (f) of this section or the cash benefit under subsection (g) of this section.

(f) National service educational awards

A Corps member who successfully completes a period of agreed service in the Corps may receive the national service educational award described in division D of this subchapter if the Corps member—

(1) serves in an approved national service position; and

(2) satisfies the eligibility requirements specified in section 12602 of this title with respect to service in that approved national service position.

(g) Alternative benefit

If a Corps member who successfully completes a period of agreed service in the Corps is ineligible for the national service educational award described in division D of this subchapter, the Director may provide for the provision of a suitable alternative benefit for the Corps member.

Uniforms? Supplies? Quarters? Does this sound like a volunteer force that cleans up neighborhoods, or does it sound more like some sort of military-esque labor camp?



(a) Prohibited Activities- A participant in an approved national service position under this subtitle may not engage in the following activities:

(1) Attempting to influence legislation.

(2) Organizing or engaging in protests, petitions, boycotts, or strikes.

(3) Assisting, promoting, or deterring union organizing.

(4) Impairing existing contracts for services or collective bargaining agreements.

(5) Engaging in partisan political activities, or other activities designed to influence the outcome of an election to any public office.

(6) Participating in, or endorsing, events or activities that are likely to include advocacy for or against political parties, political platforms, political candidates, proposed legislation, or elected officials.

(7) Engaging in religious instruction, conducting worship services, providing instruction as part of a program that includes mandatory religious instruction or worship, constructing or operating facilities devoted to religious instruction or worship, maintaining facilities primarily or inherently devoted to religious instruction or worship, or engaging in any form of religious proselytization.

So anyone volunteering cannot be involved in politics, unions, or religion? Let us keep in mind while it sounds like they can’t be involved in partisan political activities, they will be doing work assigned by the government, which is inherently partisan. So in effect, the people volunteering are doing the will of the government and are not permitted to be free to make their own choices and get involved in what they believe in on their own time. This is indoctrination, pure and simple.

And are these people really volunteers or are they “volunteers”?



(a) In General- From the amounts appropriated to carry out this part for a fiscal year, the Corporation may make grants and fixed-amount grants (in accordance with section 129(l)) with eligible entities for activities described in subsection (c).

(b) Definitions- For purposes of this part, the following definitions apply:

(1) ELIGIBLE ENTITIES- The term ‘eligible entity’ means a State education agency, a State Commission, a Territory, an Indian tribe, an institution of higher education, or a public or private nonprofit organization (including community-based organizations), a public or private elementary or secondary school, a local educational agency, or a consortia of such entities, where a consortia of two or more such entities may also include a for-profit organization.

(2) YOUTH ENGAGEMENT ZONE- The term ‘youth engagement zone’ means the area in which a youth engagement zone program is carried out.

(3) YOUTH ENGAGEMENT ZONE PROGRAM- The term ‘youth engagement zone program’ means a service learning program in which members of an eligible partnership described in paragraph (4) collaborate to provide coordinated school-based or community-based service learning opportunities, to address a specific community challenge, for an increasing percentage of out-of-school youth and secondary school students served by local educational agencies where–

(A) not less than 90 percent of the students participate in service-learning activities as part of the program; or

(B) service-learning is a mandatory part of the curriculum in all of the secondary schools served by the local educational agency.

Section 120 (b)(3)(B) is what is concerning: in order for organizations to be eligible to receive the funds, they must make “service-learning” a mandatory part of the curriculum. Apparently, Representative McCarthy and the other 320 people who voted in favor of this bill are unaware of the definition of the word “volunteer”:

Volunteer \Vol`un*teer”\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Volunteered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Volunteering}.]
To offer or bestow voluntarily, or without solicitation or compulsion; as, to volunteer one’s services. [1913 Webster]

Let us remember two things. First: Obama has mentioned a “mandatory volunteer force” in the past, even talking about it on his websites until it was removed after his political advisors scrubbed its mention. The second thing to remember: In 1924, Germany started the Greater German Youth Movement. Sounds innocent enough, right? In 1926, it was renamed the Hitler Youth League of German Worker Youth, which was shortened to just Hitler Youth. By 1930, it had over 25,000 members and its ranks swelled as the boy scouts was outlawed in Germany and the former scouts were directed into the Hitler Youth where they were given… uniforms. Uniforms like those of the German Stürmabteilung (SA), a.k.a. the “Brownshirts”. As the Hitler Youth matured, many went into the SA, and the SA’s successor, the SS. The purpose of the SA was to use fear, intimidation, and terror to gain political power. (For example, it was the SA & SS who were activated to riot against the Jews during Kristallnacht.)

Looking at recent events, we see Obama’s political “footsoldiers” — ACORN — doing many things to help Obama and his allies gain and retain power: voter fraud, bullying banks, “helping” in the upcoming census, and most recently, chartering busses to deposit angry protestors on the doorstep of AIG executives. To intimidate them.

Unsurprisingly, Obama’s first judicial appointment, David Hamilton, who is being nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, is a former ACORN fundraiser.

If ACORN is Obama’s modern-day SA, is H.R. 1388 the groundwork for implementing the Obama Youth?


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