Rather ironic that the nation's first black president wants to bring back slavery. But there it is on his website:
The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nation’s challenges. President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in underserved schools, as well as a new Health Corps, Clean Energy Corps, and Veterans Corps. 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.
People will be forced to work for free. It worked well for plantation owners in the pre-Civil War South, so why not for liberal Democrats?
The text at the link above has changed since this morning when I copied it. Obviously, it was changed in response to reaction in the blogosphere.
A certain commenter accused me of dishonesty and lying. Sorry, I copied what was on the page, no dishonesty here. Maybe the Obama transition team is being dishonest.
Someone left a link to a screenshot of what looks like the original page.
Is the real desire of Obama to draft all young people into service for Marxist causes, but he knows that won't fly, so he has to tone it down until people are ready to accept living in a proper communist country?