President Barack Obama has declared that September, 11, 2009, the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, will mark the first 9/11 National Day of Service, and Greater DC Cares has responded by organizing a large number of volunteer and service opportunities for Washington area residents. Individuals and teams may both sign up online to serve on projects ranging from spending time with seniors to cleaning up Hains Point to preparing meals for the chronically ill. A $25 per person registration fee covers the costs of the event in addition to helping fund Greater DC Cares all year. Registration is open now through Tuesday, September 8.
Say what now?
- : to force to do hard, menial, or monotonous work
- : submission to a dominating influence
- : the state of a person who is a chattel of another
Oddly enough, I think all of those definitions apply. Liberals think we’re not smart enough to know what’s good for us, so they propose laws that mandate certain behaviors from the public. (definition 3) They elect a smooth-talking President (definition 2) who works with the brow-beaters in Congress to (also definition 2) who try to use Political Correctness to intimidate us into doing what we don’t want to do.
And from that we get things like “the first 9/11 National Day of Service” (definition 1); where not only are we going to perform involuntary “community service” and we have to pay $25.00 to do it.
Oh, and those definitions from Websters? They’re all definitions of Slavery; or the state of being a slave. Involuntary servitude.
Barack Obama; first black President of the United States, who returned the country to Slavery. The irony is palpable.
And I haven’t even addressed the idea whether this is actually an appropriate action to commemorate the 9-11 attacks. A memorial service to remember the innocents who died. But if I recall correctly (and I *do*, Thank you) the whole reasons America was attacked was because of the “arrogance” and “imperialism” of America. Because America “takes from the world and doesn’t give anything back.”
That kind of crap.
A “National Day of Service” seems more oriented towards somebody trying to reform the arrogant imperialists, than remember the innocent to me.
But that’s just me. I’ll be putting flags on the military cemetery headstones on 9/11 myself.