20 March 2009

Forced Volunteerism?

History teaches us that we should avoid this. My family and I have volunteered and been involved in community service for years. I've taught Sunday school, coached YMCA youth basketball, formed a 4H Chapter, mentored, tutored, ministered at nursing homes, etc, etc. My wife and children have also been involved in many volunteer projects. Community service and volunteering is a great thing. We love it.

But the last thing we need is some corrupt government bureaucracy mandating community service. I find that concept offensive, dangerous, and Orwellian.


chaps said...

Aren't people who commit crimes often sentenced to community service? What does that say about the way the big O views American youth and students.

Oh, and what about:

"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."
- US Constitution
Amendment XIII

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

You're right Chaps - hadn't thought about that. I suppose that means the Stalinists in control view community service as punishment. Makes sense.

Constitution? Since when did that last mean anything?