posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 04:47 PM
Itse is just being an alarmist. I'm sure Obama is not going to force people to perform community service. First of all he couldn't do it
legally. Second of all he's neither a fool nor a tyrant.
If such a plan were implemented it would probably offer some sort of reward for service, like financial help in going to college or a small salary. I
don't think there would be a punishment for not doing it.
Giving back to one's community cannot be forced, although I think it would do a world of good. It has to come from the heart. And unfortunately
the hearts of too many people are completely selfish.
The government requires people to go to school until they are sixteen, and there's been no rebellion over that. Everyone can see the benefit in it.
Doing a couple of extra years in service to the community before people go to college or begin their careers would have great benefits, too.
But it would never fly in this country.