It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by endisnighe
reply to post by mikerussellus
I believe mikes post says it all. This has nothing to do with volunteerism. It has everything to do with using volunteerism to further the Obama agenda.
Originally posted by ManBehindTheMask
reply to post by grover
Seems to ME that FOX is doing something RIGHT if they are trying to shut them up
[edit on 20-10-2009 by ManBehindTheMask]
Originally posted by Common Good
Well if the majority of Americans could get JOBS, then maybe, just maybe, it would be a little easier for them to volunteer some of the time that they have left over at the end of the week.
Volunteering doesnt put food on the table. Work does.
Originally posted by grover
There is no polite way of saying it...beck is an idiot
...and people who take him seriously are gullible at best.
Volunteerism is as American as the proverbial apple pie or barn raising and has been encouraged by just about every president that I can think of regardless of party...remember Bush senior's thousand points of light?
If he thinks encouraging volunteerism makes us anything like Mao's China he has idea what he is talking about.
As far as I can tell beck is simply mush loosebowels without a brain...
or maybe a walking talking manure spreader.
(visit the link for the full news article)
[edit on 20-10-2009 by grover]
Originally posted by projectvxn
This should be in Political Madness. It is quickly turning in to a subject that should be there. Am I alone in thinking this?
1. authoritatively ordered; obligatory; compulsory: It is mandatory that all students take two years of math.
2. pertaining to, of the nature of, or containing a command.
3. Law. permitting no option; not to be disregarded or modified: a mandatory clause.
4. having received a mandate, as a nation.
Originally posted by jibeho
I love how all of these quotes are pulled out of context. I watched the show yesterday (surprised?) What Huffington didn't post is that Beck said that Americans are also the most generous people in the land and that we already volunteer a large portion of our time. I do. My retired parents do as well. Incidentally, many people who have recently lost their primary jobs have been forced to take on multiple part time jobs to make ends meet. Do they have time to take part in Obama's social engineering project?
23 million more Americans are volunteering today than in 1989.(1)
-- Since 1989, the reported number of Americans volunteering has
increased from 38.04 million to 61.80 million last year, an increase of more
The main problem Beck has is the fact that Hollywood is taking its marching orders from the White House and is actually writing this into scripts and building story lines around the theme. Additionally, they are running ads with web addresses to put people in touch with volunteer opportunities. Nothing like a link to planned parenthood on the Disney Chanel.
I have said this in the other recent threads on the topic that this is another phase in the Serve America Act. This law goes far deeper than simple volunteering. If you want to volunteer, go to your church or your city's website. Opportunities are everywhere!! Foodbanks need a lot of help this time of year.
Under President Obama's leadership the pace of our service movement continues to grow. The passage of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act marked a new threshold of possibility with a dramatic expansion of national service and a Volunteer Generation Fund and Social Innovation fund to fuel human capital and change. President and Mrs. Obama made a call to action called United We Serve, and the Points of Light and Hands On Network became the largest on-the-ground support network answering the call, mobilizing and training a record number of volunteers.
Again, Beck isn't bashing volunteerism. He is being critical of the use of Hollywood, who just happens to be in Obama's back pocket, to convey the message in a way that we have never seen before. PROPAGANDA written into TV shows. This is just the beginning. Just wait until the work "campuses" ie. camps open up.
BTW there is a former president that has made service one of his major philanthropic projects.
Remember George HW Bush's "Points of Light" project? No one ever talks about this because it didn't come from the Progessives.
[edit on 20-10-2009 by jibeho]