I had hoped to be able to give the "Obama's Brownshirts?" category a permanent hiatus.
No such luck. He is organizing a civilian group loyal to him. Not to the country. Not the constitution, him. Blockwarts.
You know, it would make sense if it hadn't been tried before. At least we do have the lessons of history to learn from (if we will) and our arms (if we will keep them).
If I ever see somebody throwing that "O" symbol I will be hard-pressed to resist rearranging their face for them.
By the way, one of my co-workers pointed out that symbol is the universally known sign for "horse's ass" at Texas A&M. So does that make Obama a . . . well, never mind.
Edit/Update: Well it gets worse. If you think volunteering to help out your country should be mandatory, a) you are mentally disordered and b) Rahm Emanuel agrees with you.
"They also warn, "[s]ome Republicans will squeal about individual freedom," ruling out any likelihood that they would let people opt out of universal citizen service."
But surely the President's plan isn't so bad as to compel you to 'volunteer' right? No, no of course not citizen. It will be fully as voluntary as having a social security number:
In fact, Obama's national service plan is "voluntary" in a technical sense -- nobody will be arrested for declining to participate. But non-participants also won't be allowed to graduate from high school, and without those diplomas, life could get a bit rough.
You know what I would do (and advise my childrent to do)? Tell them to take their voluntary service you can't opt-out of and go to Hell. This is AMERICA people.