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Old 11-07-2008, 07:17 AM
 
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Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by developing a plan to require 50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year
Certainly nothing wrong with encouraging and is a noble cause however requiring is truly beyond belief.
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:20 AM
 
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Certainly nothing wrong with encouraging and is a noble cause however requiring is truly beyond belief.
If they got credit for it.. why not? Getting involved in your community can be a good thing, you learn to respect it (more).

Dunno about seniors though...
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:24 AM
 
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Certainly nothing wrong with encouraging and is a noble cause however requiring is truly beyond belief.
Instead of forcing children who are learning in school to do even more work why not force the future welfare recipients if anyone.... He can open up training program and call it the G-U-L-A-G-S
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Certainly nothing wrong with encouraging and is a noble cause however requiring is truly beyond belief.
It should be a requirement for graduation. After all these students enjoy the greatest free education in the great country of the USA. The least they can do is give a little back to the country that gives them so damn much. On the other hand, I do think educational credit should be awarded for it.
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:26 AM
 
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Instead of forcing children who are learning in school to do even more work why not force the future welfare recipients if anyone.... He can open up schools and call the G-U-L-A-G-S
Great point!
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:27 AM
 
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Sounds an awful lot like communism. Forced government labor, even child labor?

Welcome to the Fascist state.
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:28 AM
 
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It should be a requirement for graduation. After all these students enjoy the greatest free education in the great country of the USA. The least they can do is give a little back to the country that gives them so damn much. On the other hand, I do think educational credit should be awarded for it.
Free huh... Ever think that the parents of those children pay for those "free" schools.... You know taxes....
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Instead of forcing children who are learning in school to do even more work why not force the future welfare recipients if anyone.... He can open up schools and call the G-U-L-A-G-S
Anybody that is on welfare and is able for work ought to be put to work as well. They can start by cleaning up the filthy environment most of them live in which would include things like cleaning up the trash, repainting the graffitti and cutting the grass and weeds around abandoned houses. I can certainly find plenty that needs to be done for them to do.
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, TN
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I like the idea. Charity work too, maybe working in soup kitchens during the holiday with your parents, collecting toys for tots, collecting coats, etc. We do some of this already at our school. I think this is a great idea.
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:29 AM
 
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Instead of forcing children who are learning in school to do even more work why not force the future welfare recipients if anyone.... He can open up training program and call it the G-U-L-A-G-S
Force the welfare crowd to work? No that would be too cruel. How about Obama force the food stamp recipients to work? The Medicaid recipients need to get off their rears and start doing something. Child labor was prohibited in this country some time ago.
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