House Representative Charles Rangel has introduced HR 748 that will “require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 25 to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or as civilian service in a Federal, State, or local government program or with a community-based agency or community-based entity, to authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of the uniformed services, to provide for the registration of women under the Military Selective Service Act, and for other purposes.”
HR 748 has been brought forth to the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) are instrumental in the implementation of the annual defense authorization bill; as well as the functionality of the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Energy (DoE).
Mainstream propaganda supports the idea of national service by admonishing Americans that if our Constitutional Republic is to survive we need to give our consent to the government to govern us and actively participate in our freedom in order to remain free.
The connotation is the “diversity seems to breed distrust and disengagement” which is the antithesis of a communal foundation. The answer “is universal national service . . . that is in our enlightened self-interest as a nation.”
By devoting “a year or more to national service, whether military or civilian, should become a countrywide rite of passage, the common expectation and widespread experience of virtually every young American.” In this way, every American “can harness the spirit of volunteerism that already exists and make it a permanent part of American culture.”
Senator John McCain supports the idea of national service. McCain explains: “National service is an issue that has been largely identified with the Democratic Party and the left of the political spectrum. That is unfortunate, because duty, honor and country are values that transcend ideology…National service is a crucial means of making our patriotism real, to the benefit of both ourselves and our country.”
National service could be implemented with a 10-point plan that would include:
A federal government investment of funds to every American born that could be collected after a year of national military service.
Presidential oversight of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to make sure all Americans participate by the year 2016.
Expansion of national-service programs in public schools to coerce younger generations to serve their country as a part of national patriotism.
Create an Education Corps to oversee public schools and encourage national service.
Devise a Summer of Service program to engage youth to participate in national service events and keep them nationalized.
Enroll all participants in a government-sponsored health insurance program to assist healthcare professionals and caseworkers in servicing communities.
Revive FDR’s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) under a Green Corps (GC) initiative to improve infrastructure and combat climate change as a national issue.
Create a Rapid-Response Corps to assist the National Guard during disasters regarding preparedness and emergencies. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) could oversee this endeavor.
Create a National-Service Academy that would educate American youth on federalist ideals with a focus on expanding the philosophy that national service to a nation is necessary for its continuation.
The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act of 2009 (EKSAA) is the stratagem that is the basis of volunteerism that is government mandated. When Obama signed the EKSAA, he expected Americans to take communitarianism to heart and act accordingly. Obama said: “We need your service, right now, at this moment in history. . . I’m asking you to stand up and play your part. I’m asking you to help change history’s course. Put your shoulder up against the wheel. And if you do, I promise you – your life will be richer, our country will be stronger, and someday, years from now, you may remember it as the moment when your own story and the American story converged, when they came together, and we met the challenges of our new century.”
This initiative employs citizen battalions of government trained Americans, ages 18 – 24, to serve with the federal government in a new generation of emergency managers.
In 2009, President Obama said that: “We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”
Intimating that the internal affairs of the US necessitate a civilian army because America’s security was threatened from within harkens to dictators of the past that created their own youth groups of trained citizens that were brainwashed into believing that continuity of government supersede basic adherence to fundamental human rights, i.e. Hitler’s Youth Group.
In developing a civilian corps, the US government created the Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) that take neighborhood watches and regular citizens and turn them into basic responders to disaster scenarios with workshops and training exercises.
This concept was beta-tested by the Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) in 1985. After the Whittier Narrows earthquake in 1987, the LAFD decided to train citizens and government employees in disaster response training. FEMA and other agencies of the US government have taken this concept into their own hands by creating a federalized and state-controlled version to set clear priories and dispense responders in any given disaster situation.
Under CERT, citizens are trained and approved by FEMA to access the resources of any given community, partner with local law enforcement, recruit participants and infiltrate community groups to further indoctrinate the public as to knowing specifically how the federal government wants Americans to respond during a disaster.
Last year FEMA Corps released 231 graduates that were trained by CNCS to conduct community relations and Disaster Recovery Center Support in cities all across the nation.
These graduates were educated on how to utilize local communities for the sake of public-private partnerships to rework the structure of those communities to serve the needs of the federal government. By implanting pro-government propaganda, using rural resources for the benefit of private sector corporations under the guise of “fostering civic engagement”, the CNCS revisions the American landscape to reflect their agendas as directed by the US government.