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by William N. Grigg (Pro Liberate)

The officers who arrested Dallas said he was polite and friendly. His captors didn’t reciprocate. Dallas was flown across the country, frog-marched through airports in handcuffs and a belly chain. He was thrown into a drunk tank, where he was singled

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Lew Rockwell

Now this descendant of slaves wants all young people in the United States to share in the joy of slavery by serving David Rockefeller’s bank account their nation honorably. In a sense, Rangel is correct: Why should mainly poor and blue collar kids ex

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Jennifer Lance

Passed by the House of Representatives with a 321-105 margin, HR 1388: the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act, dubbed the “GIVE” act, would require the US government to develop a plan to implement a “mandatory service requirement for all able young people”.

Already males ages 18 through 25 living in the U.S. register with Selective Service to keep records in the event Congress and the President authorize a draft.  What is the purpose of the service requirement under the GIVE act?

The purpose of the GIVE act is to “To reauthorize and reform the national service laws”, specifically the National and Community Service Act of 1990.  HR 1388 reads:

HR 1388 specifically targets Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) and the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) which Congress expects will reach 250,000 participants by 2014.  From school-based service learning programs to focusing on severely economically depressed communities

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PrisonPlanet

The Senate last night rubber stamped a nightmare domestic draft bill that legislates mandatory national service and creates an “army” of at least 7 million civilian enforcers working at the the behest of the government, while also...

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The Senate agreed Monday to take up legislation to triple the size of the AmeriCorps program.Lawmakers voted 74-14 to move to the legislation. The measure is expected to come up for a final vote in the Senate sometime this week.

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AP

The White House endorsed a bill to triple the size of the AmeriCorps program and expand service opportunities for students and seniors. The House is scheduled to vote Wednesday on the measure, which would increase AmeriCorps to 250,000 positions from

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Ron Paul via LewRockwell.com

There are troubling signs that national service could transition from voluntary to mandatory, or de facto mandatory, such as the requirement of service in order to be granted a diploma, or something along those lines.

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Pro Liberate

The kind and thoughtful people who seek to relieve us of the burden of planning and managing our own lives are preparing to seize our children, and any of us who happen to be within the targeted age range (likely between 18 and 26)

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OBAMA

"The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nation’s challenges." (From the Office of the President-Elect)

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Classically Liberal

This commentator is often conflicted over which policy is the worse offered by a candidate. There are so many bad policies to pick from that the choice isn’t easy. But certainly among the worst policies being proposed is Obama’s desire to put childre

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Cato at Liberty

Today, in the Wall Street Journal, Shika Dahlmia makes the case that even though both candidates hector us ceaselessly about national service, Obama has more detailed, and more troubling, plans: