H.R. 1444, The Congressional Commission on Civic Service Act (21 comments ↓ | 3 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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H.R. 1444 would establish the Congressional Commission on Civic Service to study methods of improving and promoting volunteerism and national service.

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March 12, 2009, 11:17am (report abuse)

NPCA and morepeacecorps cost about 8-10 million? They do great lobby work!


March 22, 2009, 4:06am (report abuse)

I don\'t know about the rest of you, but with government in control it sounds more like a Nazi youth group and I sure don\'t want my son in it! We don\'t need more government subsidized programs in charge of our kids. We need less.


March 24, 2009, 12:22pm (report abuse)

sadly i think it is too late for what 'we the people' want.


March 25, 2009, 10:23am (report abuse)

It is not too late as long as we have free elections. Vote out all liberal in the mid-term elections in 2010 followed by voting out Obama in 2012. Return America to the conservative values that established our nation.


March 25, 2009, 11:23pm (report abuse)

Put in GIVE Act to get it passed. More Congressional committees like the national service congressional caucus


March 27, 2009, 1:11pm (report abuse)


You are, sadly, correct. If one reads a few history books (or look at some YouTube videos) then it becomes apparent very quickly that Obama is not pushing Communism but rather Fascism (in it's true form) & his "National Service Corporation" is not any different than the Hitler Jugend (Hitler Youth), the Sturm Abteilung (SA or "Brown Shirts/Storm Troopers") or the Schutz Staffel (SS). I agree with you, I will do my best to keep both my daughter & son from being indoctrinated into this! I teach my daughter about the scientific method & how "global warming" is just a not-so-solid theory, NOT a law, and even if it were bad (it's not), WE the human race cannot influence it anyway, as it is driven by the SUN! This is just one example of the crap that is being pushed into our poor innocent children's minds, & most parents are NOT doing the job to set them straight. My HS history teacher, ex-SF in Vietnam, taught us that when the education system die, then so does democracy!


March 27, 2009, 2:03pm (report abuse)

Call your representatives!

VOTE! Impeach! Organize yourselves!

This is nothing more than another power grab by this administration and an attempt to enslave our population.


March 28, 2009, 12:55pm (report abuse)

I wonder who will determine who gets and who does this mandatory Civic Service? This is nothing more than an attempt to control and brainwash our youth and/or a re-slaving act against anyone who isn\'t a welfare recipient. Send this bill to everyone you know and remember to vote these crazies out in 2010.


March 29, 2009, 2:20pm (report abuse)

This makes me want to vomit! Am beginning to think Tea Parties may not be enough to stop this unbridled tyranny! I'm SCARED for me and for my family!


March 30, 2009, 12:07am (report abuse)

Where are the American Jews in this country?! This has GOT to be very familiar territory to them! What happened to "NEVER AGAIN??!!!" Where are the immigrants from oppressed countries like Russia, China, Cuba??!!

This has to be stopped immediately or not only will our kids and grandkids be saddled with crushing debt, they will also be oppressed. My 18 year old grandson just registered to vote as Republican. No one here will be submitting to this. We have a provision in the Constitution prohibiting involuntary servitude and the Military's even all volunteer for pete's sake!

Teach your kids early American history and how our country was born and why. Make sure they understand what will be taken from them; it's their inheritance.

We have definitely GOT to mobilize now to ensure conservatives take back both Houses in the 2010 and 2012 elections, in substantial majorities, as well as the Presidency!

In the meantime, bombard your reps with calls and emails.


March 30, 2009, 1:26am (report abuse)

It's not too late. These people are sitting in these offices, some of whome have been appointed, under the belief that nothing will ever happen to them. They are very mistaken. There ARE those of us who ARE prepared to take action, and have taken action. Others still, know what's going on, what's going to happen and are complacent.

Complacency will only get you killed. Continue to sit, or get up and march. Either way, something WILL be done.

Remember, you're either apart of the solution, or part of the problem. Complacency is part of the problem.


April 2, 2009, 11:42am (report abuse)

why are they doing this to the united states of america and also obama sucks


April 7, 2009, 9:56am (report abuse)

My husband fled communism 20 years ago. Watching our country, he is ready to flee again. Obama is destroying our country and our rights. He wants to change the constitution. We Americans must protest. Start by attending a Tax Day Tea Party in your area.


April 8, 2009, 10:39am (report abuse)

I don't understand the hysteria?

A casual read of the bill does not provide me with the any of the extreme comments I read on this posting.

Can you cite what language in this bill brings all these concerns?


June 15, 2009, 11:05pm (report abuse)

I agree with Nick. I got to his site from Uncyclopedia and I have to say that Uncyclopedia (the Wikipedia that make fun of everything) was kinder to this bill then most of you.

Besides most Catholic high school require at least 150 hour community service and more colleges like to see their student volunteer as well. Volunteer work builds character and respect for the dear neighbor.


June 16, 2009, 10:14am (report abuse)

volunteer not mandatory!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The party that truely rules is not dem. or rep. We are divided with these two parties so we can be conquered. wake up

British Fellow

June 16, 2009, 7:21pm (report abuse)

Man, Americans are getting paranoid these days.


June 17, 2009, 5:51pm (report abuse)

Wow. These comments... are they really representative of the people I live next door to? I'm not very scared of someone abusing tax dollars to get me to volunteer. What I am scared of is that someone seems to think this stuff is grounds for a second civil war.

Yeah, it's a waste of time and money, but seriously, how can you see the Hitler Youth in this bill?


June 19, 2009, 11:12am (report abuse)

calm down people, this is not a return to the days of the hitler youth. Obama is not trying to enslave you all, you are just being ridiculous. Tea parties? Taxes are necessary at times. There is no free lunch, and if we don't pay our taxes then this will result in the government having less funds for the military, the police, healthcare, schools and many other necessities. You'll be sorry when you get murdered in your own home and the police lack the resources, manpower, or money to go after the perpetrators thanks to your hatred of the taxes that pay for our security and well being. What all the republicans on here seem to forget is that the republican party is not composed of down home, ordinary taxpaying Americans like yourselves but of rich, greedy, capitalist, country club tax evaders who believe the plight of the poor doesn't matter so long as they can continue to manipulate the government and push their own agenda. The election was showing that the poor are ready to take a stand


June 27, 2009, 5:18pm (report abuse)

Darth this is the thing that they are scared of. Even factcheck.org admits this is in this particular bill. (6) Whether a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people could be developed, and how such a requirement could be implemented in a manner that would strengthen the social fabric of the Nation and overcome civic challenges by bringing together people from diverse economic, ethnic, and educational backgrounds.


December 31, 2009, 9:18pm (report abuse)

We Are Oft To blame in this Tis Too much prov'd that with devotion's visage and pius action, we do sugar o'er the devil himself.

Preparation of the new revolution and the end of them, do not fear they will fail people wont fight for those against the constitution and liberty for those who steal from the people and lie to them, then we need brainwashing camps… nazi? My fellow Americans its going to get a lot worst before it gets a lot better and a lot of them aren’t going quietly or with out violence. While I hate it if everything could be settled normally we wouldn’t have wars, make no mistake this a war for control and the feds our no longer working for the people.

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