Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
Actually I asked you how the plan had worked out, not the theory, and you claimed it had been shot down in flames...but, since any further discussion on it would be shot down in flames, we can leave it there.
The text from Obama's website stated that community service would be required right after his election on Nov 8, 2008. After controversy, it was changed shortly thereafter. The bill was signed into law on April 21, 2009, so obviously his "cleaning up" occurred before. On August 20, 2010, the Corporation for National and Community Service issued a final rule implementing changes in the National Service Trust and other provisions as directed by the Serve America Act.
One of the reasons for the criticism against Obama's original plan was a possible connection to the " civilian national security force" Obama had planned to implement, a civilian force "equal to, just as powerful and as well-funded as the military for civilian defense." I personally remember him saying that and feeling hairs stand up on the back of my neck. Apparently I was not the only one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&v=Tt2yGzHfy7s . Perhaps I had the sight of Black Panthers intimidating voters at the voting booths in my mind? There were those who likened the mandatory enlistment Obama originally called for as creating something similar to Marxist youth corps. If these are the idiots you refer to, I gladly join that group.
No president has done more to create division in the country during his presidency. Every economic statistic and indicator has gone down during his term and yet, according to him, none of it is his fault. He spends time blaming Republicans, blaming the rich, blaming everyone he can to cover the fact that he has not fulfilled, even remotely, the goals he promised to accomplish during his first term in office. Could there be some sort of rebellion against him if it continues? It is not out of the question. Would he want to have a civilian military-style corps to combat whatever rebellion might occur? I would be concerned that he could. I believe the fact that, when the opposition to his "requirement" plan surfaced and he quickly changed it, there may have been some truth to it that he wanted buried as soon as possible...that's my opinion, the opinion of one of the "idiots".