Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Obama and slavery
Obama has called for a term of mandatory, compulsory "civilian service" for all Americans, and his chief of staff Rahm Emmanuel reinforces that idea. Such compulsory service is unconstitutional -- as I argue that so is a military draft -- and the Obama campaign -- and now transition team -- has danced around this issue, calling for it, and then removing sections dealing with it from their website. Let's call this plan for what it is: compulsory enslavement of a huge section of the population. Their crime? Nothing more than being between 18 and 25 years old.
"But now there is new evidence that the critics are right. He does favor mandatory service and it might be worse than we thought. He has chosen Rahm Emanuel as his chief of staff. Rahm Emanuel wrote a book called The Plan in 2006. On page 60-65 of the book Rahm calls for universal conscription of 18-24 year olds for civilian service in order to prepare for a potential terrorist attack."