Obama and the 13th Amendment
"when I'm President, I will set a goal for all American middle and high school students to perform 50 hours of service a year, and for all college students to perform 100 hours of service a year. This means that by the time you graduate college, you'll have done 17 weeks of service. We'll reach this goal in several ways. At the middle and high school level, we'll make federal assistance conditional on school districts developing service programs, and give schools resources to offer new service opportunities."
So, how does this square with the 13th Amendment which prohibits involuntary servitude? Is this the change that the first Black President brings us? A return to slavery for our children? What tasks will the slave children be required to perform? When a child tries to escape, will there be a class of slave catchers to go after them? Will the authorities be empowered to shoot them down lest they escape?
Note that children who's parents can afford to attend send them to elite private schools are exempt from Obama-Slavery.
Slavery- Its for the Children.
July 27, 2008 Update: The Ottoman Turks had a practice called "Devshirme" whereby they collected boys from Christian homes, and enslaved them. They were converted to the state religion, Islam for the Turks. I have no doubt that under Obama, the conscripted slaves would be converted to the new approved state religion- Communism.