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Community Service: Voluntary or Mandatory?
Transcript of Community Service: Voluntary or Mandatory?
has called on all American citizens, specifically those in our
public education systems, to serve the local and national community, use alternative sources of energy, and to educate themselves
and those around them in these fields. This bill heavily violates the 13th Ammendment, as it reads:
Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. As the bills currently stand:
they would increase education funding and establish a summer service program for students, paying $500 (which would be applied to college costs) to high-school and middle-school students who participate.
the legislation does not include a mandate requiring service. These bills are not likely to recieve a mandate requiring service in the near future. My Thoughts I am against any form of mandatory community service and do not support any of these policies.
These bills violate the exact definition 13th Ammendment of our Constitution.
Mandatory Servitude is Un-American and contradicts the idea of volunteerism.
Although, in theory, this is great way to reconnect Americans in difficult times, there are too many issues involved.
The cons outweigh the pros.
Example: Steirer v. Bethlehem Area School District Food for Thought:
As the bills are currently implimented (without mandates), incentives are used to coerce Americans to become involved. This should be a permanent method of coercion. Thank You Don't Mess, With the US