Obama’s National Service and Slavery
Things keep getting scarier and scarier. We need to make a stand before we become Obama’s slaves!
National Service And Slavery
BY BRADLEY HARRINGTON
FOR THE BULLETIN
SATURDAY, JULY 31, 2010
“Those who want slavery should have the grace to name it by its proper name. They must face the full meaning of that which they are advocating or condoning; the full, exact, specific meaning of collectivism, of its logical implications, of the principles upon which it is based, and of the ultimate consequences to which these principles will lead.” – Ayn Rand, “Anthem”
As of last week, Charles Rangel, D-New York, has introduced a bill, H.R. 5741, the “Universal National Service Act,” into Congress – and the provisions and implications of this bill are drastic and far-reaching indeed:
“To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or in civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, to authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of the uniformed services, and for other purposes.”
Normally, when discussing news, I quote the relevant news story along with publication source and date as a means of documenting the event’s occurrence. In this case, however, I am unable to do so, because there aren’t any.
That’s right: a Google search as of this writing on Google’s “News” section for H.R. 5741 yields zero news results. Nada. The null set. So, if you were thinking that it’s the task of our news media to provide critical information to us mere citizens – and that they’re performing this task – you’d better think again.
The full text of H.R. 5741 quoted above, however, can be found on the Library of Congress’ Web site, (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.5741:) – and this bill represents nothing less than the re-introduction of slavery into the United States of America.
It matters not whether an individual is enslaved on a Southern plantation two centuries ago or in the clutches of enforced “national service” today, nor on whether an individual is enslaved by a private citizen or by their government. None of these instances differentiate and isolate the essential characteristic of slavery: using force to eliminate free will.
A free man does what he wants to do; a slave does what someone else tells him to do. If the idea of “national service” does not represent slavery and involuntary servitude, then nothing qualifies as such and nothing ever will.
The military draft, “national service” and all other forms of slavery are vicious and immoral because they violate man’s most fundamental right: his right to life.
Since life is a process of self-sustaining and self-generated action, the “right to life” can only mean the right to engage in self-sustaining and self-generated action, which means: the right of a man to choose his own goals and interests, to do what he wants to do and not what some sanctimonious slaver in Washington tells him what to do.
And who, in this particular case, is the slaver? Who would have the legal power to determine those unstated “other purposes?” In Section 102, we find that “The national service obligation under this title shall be performed…as determined by the President…”
And, in Section 103, we find that “The President shall provide for the induction of persons described in Section 102…” And the grounds for acting on these inductions? “(1) A declaration of war is in effect,” or “(2) The President declares a national emergency…” (All italics mine.)
So: Our own president serves as the Head Slaver, with the rest of his executive-branch as the means of implementing our “obligations.” And the time-period of our enslavement? That’s the business of Section 104, which states that “…The period of national service performed by a person under this title shall be two years.”
Conclusion: If this bill passes, our freedoms are gone. Not “dwindling,” not “disappearing,” not “under threat” – but gone. For there will be nothing else left to protect. Any other freedoms that we might (temporarily) continue to experience and enjoy will be done so solely at the discretion of our Head Slaver President.
As such, any passage of this bill will merit the beginning salvos of the Second American Revolution: It’ll be time, at that time, for the citizen-serfs of the United States to rise up and remove these slavers from power, to “alter and abolish” their tyrannical despotism and to restore sound and proper Constitutional government as needed. Better buy weapons while you still can.
Or, will you like your new status as a SLAVE?