Obama’s call to service

Here in full is Obama’s fantastic speech from Colorado Spring’s.  I know people always say that he is all rhetoric, which is BS, but in this speech he lays some of his plans on national service.  A lot of credit, I would think, should go to Bill Richardson for championing these ideas for awhile now.  It’s good, however, to see Obama start to pick up this theme, and expound on it with concrete details.  There are a lot of things that need to be fixed in this country, and it’s time for people to be proactive, instead of sitting back on their laurels waiting for the government to fix everything.  Also, I like the idea of giving kids money for school for participating in community service.  Help the community and help yourself.  After all the lazy-lay-about-trust-fund-babies I’ve seen in college that don’t deserve to be there, this will be a great way to help kids who want to be in college, and should be in college, get in, and get an educations.  Check it out, and remember the key word: Service.

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~ by Perpetual Memory Loss on July 3, 2008.

One Response to “Obama’s call to service”

  1. Pretty sweet. He’s got a great point. Community is key and you can’t support or cultivate it without service. I hope if he gets elected that he’ll hook the people up that serve in the Peace Corp in third world countries with comparable benefits/pay as the military since often times they risk their life too and are serving in harsh environments–without weapons to defend themselves. Then I’ll join that shit fo sho.

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