We are now one signature away from slavery
as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate
|Question: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 1388 )|
|Vote Number:||108||Vote Date:||March 23, 2009, 05:45 PM|
|Required For Majority:||3/5||Vote Result:||Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Agreed to|
|Measure Number:||H.R. 1388 (GIVE Act )|
|Measure Title:||A bill to reauthorize and reform the national service laws.|
Notice the point that says ON CLOTURE
cloture – The only procedure by which the Senate can vote to place a time limit on consideration of a bill or other matter, and thereby overcome a filibuster. Under the cloture rule (Rule XXII), the Senate may limit consideration of a pending matter to 30 additional hours, but only by vote of three-fifths of the full Senate, normally 60 votes.
This means that consideration on the bill was allowed ONLY for 30 hours from March 23rd 5:45, which means at roughly 11:45pm March 24th, this became a rubber stamped law. It now needs only Obama to sign it into law.
The following is cut directly from the new law, which says you MUST JOIN A NATIONAL SERVICE POSITION, IT IS MANDATORY! And once one joins a national service position, your first amendment rights are destroyed. READ IT FOR YOURSELF!!
SEC. 1304. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES AND INELIGIBLE ORGANIZATIONS.
Section 125 (42 U.S.C. 12575) is amended to read as follows:
‘SEC. 125. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES AND INELIGIBLE ORGANIZATIONS.
‘(a) Prohibited Activities- A participant in an approved national service position under this subtitle may not engage in the following activities:
‘(1) Attempting to influence legislation.
‘(2) Organizing or engaging in protests, petitions, boycotts, or strikes.
‘(3) Assisting, promoting, or deterring union organizing.
‘(4) Impairing existing contracts for services or collective bargaining agreements.
‘(5) Engaging in partisan political activities, or other activities designed to influence the outcome of an election to any public office.
‘(6) Participating in, or endorsing, events or activities that are likely to include advocacy for or against political parties, political platforms, political candidates, proposed legislation, or elected officials.
‘(7) Engaging in religious instruction, conducting worship services, providing instruction as part of a program that includes mandatory religious instruction or worship, constructing or operating facilities devoted to religious instruction or worship, maintaining facilities primarily or inherently devoted to religious instruction or worship, or engaging in any form of religious proselytization.
‘(8) Providing a direct benefit to–
‘(A) a business organized for profit;
‘(B) a labor organization;
‘(C) a partisan political organization;
‘(D) a nonprofit organization that fails to comply with the restrictions contained in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 except that nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent participants from engaging in advocacy activities undertaken at their own initiative; and
‘(E) an organization engaged in the religious activities described in paragraph (7), unless Corporation assistance is not used to support those religious activities.
‘(9) Conducting a voter registration drive or using Corporation funds to conduct a voter registration drive.
‘(10) Such other activities as the Corporation may prohibit.
You have to read between the lines of this bill. It’s littered with spin and double speak. If you’re unclear on the definition of national service, please allow Raum Emmanuel to clearify it for you.
‘SEC. 122. NATIONAL SERVICE PROGRAMS ELIGIBLE FOR PROGRAM ASSISTANCE.
‘(a) Required National Service Corps– The recipient of a grant under section 121(a) and each Federal agency operating or supporting a national service program under section 121(b) shall, directly or through grants or subgrants to other entities, carry out or support the following national service corps, as full- or part-time corps, including during the summer months, to address unmet educational, health, veteran, or environmental needs:
‘(1) EDUCATION CORPS- An Education Corps that identifies unmet educational needs within communities through activities such as those described in subparagraph (A) and meets or exceeds the performance indicators under subparagraph (B).
‘(2) HEALTHY FUTURES CORPS– A Healthy Futures Corps that identifies unmet health needs within communities through activities such as those described in subparagraph (A) and meets or exceeds the performance indicators under subparagraph (B).
‘(3) CLEAN ENERGY CORPS– A Clean Energy Corps that identifies unmet environmental needs within communities through activities such as those described in subparagraph (A) and meets or exceeds the performance indicators under subparagraph (B).
‘(4) Veterans’ CORPS– A Veterans’ Corps that identifies unmet needs of veterans through activities such as those described in subparagraph (A) and meets or exceeds the performance indicators under subparagraph (B).
‘(5) PROGRAM MODELS FOR SERVICE CORPS– In addition to any activities described in paragraphs (1) through (4), a recipient of a grant under section 121(a) and a Federal agency operating or supporting a national service program under section 121(b) may directly or through grants or subgrants to other entities carry out a national service corps through the following program models:
‘(4) ENCOURAGEMENT OF INTERGENERATIONAL COMPONENTS OF PROGRAMS- The Corporation shall encourage national service programs eligible to receive assistance or approved national service positions under this subtitle to establish, if consistent with the purposes of the program, an intergenerational component of the program that combines students, out-of-school youths, disadvantaged youth, and older adults as participants to provide services to address unmet human, educational, environmental, or public safety needs.
50 Responses to “We are now one signature away from slavery”
How about your post the section of the law where which substantiates your claim that, “you MUST JOIN A NATIONAL SERVICE POSITION, IT IS MANDATORY!” (emphasis in original).
If the government can’t force you to join, then the rest of your argument is moot. So let’s see that full text.
Tony, it wasn’t hard to find with a simple search for the words mandatory and required. I encourage your scepticism but question your lack of personal effort.
From Sec 1203 HR 1388
‘(1) ELIGIBLE ENTITIES- The term ‘eligible entity’ means a State education agency, a State Commission, a Territory, an Indian tribe, an institution of higher education, or a public or private nonprofit organization (including community-based organizations), a public or private elementary or secondary school, a local educational agency, or a consortia of such entities, where a consortia of two or more such entities may also include a for-profit organization.
‘(2) YOUTH ENGAGEMENT ZONE- The term ‘youth engagement zone’ means the area in which a youth engagement zone program is carried out.
‘(3) YOUTH ENGAGEMENT ZONE PROGRAM- The term ‘youth engagement zone program’ means a service learning program in which members of an eligible partnership described in paragraph (4) collaborate to provide coordinated school-based or community-based service learning opportunities, to address a specific community challenge, for an increasing percentage of out-of-school youth and secondary school students served by local educational agencies where–
‘(A) not less than 90 percent of the students participate in service-learning activities as part of the program; or
‘(B) service-learning is a mandatory part of the curriculum in all of the secondary schools served by the local educational agency.
Right there it says any school anywhere has to have at least 90% of the students willingly participating in the program, and if not it is mandatory. This is double talk, which makes it sound like it isn’t mandotry, as long as you do it. So if 90% of the students do it, its not mandatory, but if less than 90% are doing it, it becomes mandatory. Either way IT’S MANDATORY regardless of the semantics involved. I mean come on… we won’t make you do it as long as you do it willingly???
There are provisions in the bill for “out of school” individuals as well as seniors. While not covered entirely in a single section, throughout the bill all age groups are covered. I encourage you to read it for yourself.
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