Monday, November 10, 2008

You'd Think That Amendment Would Be His Favorite. . .

John Derbyshire at National Review Online points out some scrubbing going on at Obama's policy website change.gov:
I dunno if it was me, but the Obama's Change website has undergone some fast changes of its own.

When I commented on Friday about the pretty-much-compulsory-looking "national service" plan proposed there, the site said this:

… 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 …

It currently says this:

… setting a goal that all middle school and high school students do 50 hours of community service a year and by developing a plan so that all college students who conduct 100 hours of community service receive a universal and fully refundable tax credit ensuring that the first $4,000 of their college education is completely free …
Perhaps someone in the Obama camp glanced at the 13th amendment:
"Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime where of the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. . ."

3 comments:

Eowyn said...

Ah, AM, you gave me such a nice, appreciative laugh today :)

Of course, had to link :)

I'm reminded of the Masque of the Red Death. Perhaps we conservatives have to put on the tinsel for a while to keep the faith, who knows. We KNOW we're right, but we're entering into quite turbulent times. The only remedy is to laugh -- and by God, I loved this post!

Reagan said...

As hard as it is to believe that someone from the liberal illuminati actually considered the constitution, maybe you're right.

I hope that someone is adding some common sense to balance out Rahm Emanuel's zealous ambition.

A Missourian said...

I'm not sure I understand what the Dem plans are these first two years. On one hand they have the biggest majorities since the Carter post Watergate years. On the other they are for some reason trying to kick Leiberman out of the caucus when they are short of 60 votes in the Senate.

So I'm not sure what their strategy is, I suppose time will tell. My gut feeling though, is that the Dems are going to party like its 1929. Conservatives had better be ready to oppose Obama's "rule" from day one.