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  •  I think this idea came from an off-hand (0+ / 0-)

    remark that Obama made.

    something like "I think highschoolers should be giving an hour of community service a week". Sound pretty reasonable. But then you factor in vacations, travel time. An hour commitment per week, turns into 1:45. And that doesn't count in the logistics.

    Then some aide just typed it up, and put the dangerous legal lingo of "require" in there and now it comes off as some draconian demand for slave labor.

    Obama has GOT to be more careful about this stuff.
    When it comes to volunteer work, the labor is the easiest part. Its the organization and supplies that are expensive.

    So Obama's plan should focus on the administrative and support side of volunteer work.

    This idea of requirements spoils the idea of volunteer work, and is far too similar to punishments handed down to minors.

    Yuck, Delete, Remove.

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