Congress Votes For Mandatory Youth Service - Outlaws Free Speech, Religious Worship!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,
or prohibiting the free exercise thereof"

Today the House of Representatives passed the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act by a vote of 321-105. The bill indicates that youth will be forced to participate in mandatory national service programs, for the communistic purpose of "service learning." This of course directly opposes the Thirteenth Amendment which protects us from involuntary servitude.

Heil Obama! If this isn't alarming enough, take a deeper look at how it restricts the youth's freedom of speech and freedom of religion:

"(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...

(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."


Euripides said...

This is just the sort of garbage Congress thinks up when a) they have bought into their own lies about the meaning of the separation of church and state and b) they don't have enough to do.

Can't we just fire these nincompoops and send them all home? Probably not, since the people in their home states don't want them either.

So, exactly what does this mean? Do these religious restrictions pertain during actual service time, or do they mean in general during personal time, throughout the duration of service? Scary. That's all I have to say. Well, New Hampshire named this very piece of legislation as a threat, which was instrumental in their reaffirmation of their State sovereignty. Other states have followed suit. We'll see what kind of battle this leads to.

PersonalFailure said...

This would qualify as "involuntary" servitude if it weren't entirely voluntary. The students serving would be getting something for it: high school diplomas (which have to be earned anyway), money for college, etc.

Secondly, nobody is saying that students involved in these programs can't be christian, jewish, etc. The language is in there to prevent students from proselytizing or pushing legislations while they are engaging in service for which they will receive recompense.

If the students don't want to serve, they don't have to. If they can't get a handle on the evangelizing during service hours, they don't have to serve.

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