I also discovered this little bit of text, proposing forced servitude as outlined first in HR1388 and then moved to HR 1444 requiring a commission be established to investigate, "Whether a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people could be developed, and how such a requirement could be implemented in a manner that would strengthen the social fabric of the Nation and overcome civic challenges by bringing together people from diverse economic, ethnic, and educational backgrounds."
I'm waiting on replies from all my Congressmen as to what they have to say about that little bit of unconstitutional filth. It makes me angry that when they were called on how unconstitutional this bit of text is, rather than dropping it they moved it to a different bill. I reminded them to check the Thirteenth Amendment:
"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."
The website is a wonderful tool for keeping track of what our Congress is doing. I highly recommend taking the time to explore a bit and figure out how to make it work for you!
In other news, I have a new computer. This means that I have to get all those cute pictures from the old hard drive to the new one before I can post them. But I've got some on there that are intended to be on the blog...