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Originally posted by wonderworld
reply to post by azurite
Timewalker already posted the bill passing in the House. It is a scary thought though. Communist if you ask me, kids in elementary schools, mandatory servitude.
It refers to a political strategy for gaining political power by appealing to the popular prejudices, emotions, fears and expectations of the public — typically via impassioned rhetoric and propaganda, and often using nationalist or populist themes. -Wikipedia (quite frankly the best source of information around)
1) AREA OF NATIONAL NEED- The term `area of national need' means an area involved in efforts to-- `(A) improve education in schools for economically disadvantaged students; `(B) expand and improve access to health care; `(C) improve energy efficiency and conserve natural resources; `(D) improve economic opportunities for economically disadvantaged individuals; or `(E) improve disaster preparedness and response.
Maybe it's time for us all to find a new place to move on to. Surely, there's some destitute third world country that would embrace our ideas of liberty, justice, prosperity, and human rights with open arms.
I personally don't care where I'm free, as long as I am.
Originally posted by dwiggen
Some of you people amaze me. You take and take and take from everyone else in this country, and when someone finally makes it to where you might POSSIBLY have to do a little work for someone else, you flip your lids. Come on people, have a little empathy. If I have to be a slave for a few days, or even a few weeks, to help get the things done that need getting done, I will. But I guess that's just me, I mean, I already volunteered my life for this country, so I guess I'm biased. You all talk about "waking up," and you call each other sheep. All you're really doing is making it perfectly clear how selfish and self-centered you are. If "waking up" to you means putting yourself first before those around you, then I think I'll stay asleep. I remember when waking up meant realizing that there are things out there that are bigger than you, and it meant that we all worked together for the greater good.
Having said all that, I don't disagree that we shouldn't cautious about all this, one thing could definitely lead to another. But don't be so quick to condemn everything that comes from this administration as evil before you think about it from multiple angles. Think about the extreme benefit this could have, our workforce could be DOUBLED! Our deteriorating infrastructure, which is in need of some long-overdue repairs, could be fixed in a fraction of the time it will take going at the current rate.
I don't know... maybe I'm naive... but then again, maybe you are too.