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Originally posted by disgustedbyhumanity
Besides, who in their right mind doesn't want to serve their community?
If it's you then you should probably move to a community that you wish to support. If you don';t wish to serve yourcommunity no matter what then I think you should be picked up with the garbage because you are why we need this stuff in the first place.
It's a bill to look into the feasibility of getting youngsters to do something to improve and help their community rather than just trash it. As part of their education. I can understand why some disaprove.
Of course, if kids were raised better maybe it wouldn't be needed?
Whose fault is it they drink, fight, vandalise and have no respect for anyone or anything else? The govts?
Originally posted by Clearskies
TRUE religion always promotes morality.
Originally posted by questioningall
Personally - I think getting kids involved with volunteering is a Great Idea. My daughter has been involved with me in volunteering with the Red Cross, we have raised a large amount of money together for them.
So, having kids volunteer is a very good stepping stone, to helping others in less fortunate situations.
I don't see a problem with getting kids involved with the community, infact it can help us - by kids having my empathy for others.
Originally posted by Jadette
For the life of me I cannot understand why people are against community service. Are we all so lazy and selfish and self serving?
What harm does it do to teach children to have an interest in and to care for, the community around them?
Reading the bill, it seems most everything is more about giving more opportunities for such involvement.
Though I agree, manditory inscribement is a touchy thing, but we already have laws that make school a manditory experience, so what harm does it do to have children spend a very small amount of time being involved in the community around them?
I'd think these are the sorts of values that the very people who are upset about this, would like to see in their children.
We complain that the younger generation is lazy, and sits around watching TV all day and playing video games, are rude and disrespectful. Why not get them involved with their community? Make them aware of the people, the issues?
I still cannot see how anything negative could come from this.
If you read the bill, it seems to mostly be about establishing opportunities for such things to happen, and providing incentives for doing so.
We complain that society today is so cold, that we don't even know our neighbors, that no one seems to care about anyone other than theirselves. So again, how could it hurt to try and get people more involved?
We complain about people getting something for nothing from the government, so why not use those things to give back to the very society that's helping them?
Originally posted by Bombeni
This is the best thing since sliced bread. Who knows, maybe some of these aimless drugged-out punks will put on a uniform and be transformed into a contributing member of society rather than a menace to society. Obama may win me over yet.
Originally posted by maybereal11
reply to post by wonderworld
I have had enough of slobbering idiotic Rush Limbaugh followers likening the President of the United States to Hitler.
My Grandfather escaped Nazi Germany ...have we just reached a point where it has been long enough where idiots toss out Hitler and the Nazi's as a punchline in a partisan soundbite?
It's dumb and gross and if anyone I knew ever likened GW Senior or Junior, Reagan or any President of the US to Hitler they would quickly find my foot up their ass. You guys are idiots! And this...this Nazi line of BS is the cherry on the pile of failed BS that the Republican party has been serving.
Keep it going...you are driving your party so far down that we will be a one party system for years to come.
You're ignorance of history is only equaled by your complete failure to understand the present.