Indentured Servitude or Slavery?
So why would President-elect Obama suggest a form of slavery to be instituted in America? Within 24 hours of becoming the declared winner of the Presidency, Obama had on his website Change.gov an outline for one of his proposals for America.
Obama thinks that the community service he did helped him become the great man he is. That may be true. Obama thinks that if youth performed service for others they would become better individuals and be able to see beyond themselves. This too is most likely true. Obama feels many youth today do not do any kind of community service for their communities. I also feel this is true. But this is where Obama takes a hard left.
- He want to make community service a requirement for all students in order to advance
- 50 hrs a year compulsory service for grade school students
- 100 hrs a year compulsory service for high school students
- 3 months community service a year for each college student
So I wonder how we compel someone to go along with this? We keep them from advancing, receiving diploma's and degree's of course. So check out the definition of slavery:
Slavery is the systematic exploitation of labour. As a social-economic system, slavery is a legal or informal institution under which a person (called "a slave") is compelled to work for another (sometimes called "the master" or "slave owner"). Evidence of slavery predates written records, and has existed to varying extents, forms and periods in almost all cultures and continents. Slaves are held against their will from the time of their capture, purchase, or birth, and are deprived of the right to leave, to refuse to work, or to receive compensation (such as wages) in return for their labour. As such, slavery is one form of unfree labor.
An indentured servant is a form of debt bondage worker. The laborer is under contract of an employer for some period of time, usually three to seven years, in exchange for their transportation, food, drink, clothing, lodging and other necessities. Unlike a slave, an indentured servant is required to work only for a limited term specified in a signed contract
Somewhere in the middle of these definitions is Obama's plan. He is requiring work against ones will without any compensation. And if he was so proud of this plan, why did the web site take it down after they started getting flack for it? And how long will the mainstream media protect Obama once he really starts keeping things from them?
I guess we'll wait and see.