That is, of course, only if you are between the ages of 18 and 25. Seriously, read what Rahm Emanuel, aka Obama’s Chief of Staff, said in one of his books:
It’s time for a real Patriot Act that brings out the patriot in all of us. We propose universal civilian service for every young American. Under this plan, All Americans between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five will be asked to serve their country by going through three months of basic training, civil defense preparation and community service. …
Here’s how it would work. Young people will know that between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five, the nation will enlist them for three months of civilian service. They’ll be asked to report for three months of basic civil defense training in their state or community, where they will learn what to do in the event of biochemical, nuclear or conventional attack; how to assist others in an evacuation; how to respond when a levee breaks or we’re hit by a natural disaster. These young people will be available to address their communities’ most pressing needs.
Silly me, I thought Section 1 of the 13th Amendment said, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime where of the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
Huh, did I misread that statement?
In related news, Obama will likely put into place a porgram that forces every high school student to perform 50 hours of community service in order to graduate. Its just another hoop to jump through if you want that nifty state sponsored diploma. Read about it on Obama’s new website Change.gov under the ‘America Serves’ section.