Saturday, December 20, 2008
Shhh ... Don't call Obama's national service scheme a 'draft'
Disloyal Opposition: Shhh ... Don't call Obama's national service scheme a "draft":
"At first glance, Obama's scheme is similar. His proposal even specifically refers to 'universal voluntary citizen service.' It's all very touchy-feelly. But, as Michael Kinsley put it so well in the pages of Time: 'Problem number one with grand schemes for universal voluntary public service is that they can't be both universal and voluntary. If everybody has to do it, then it's not voluntary, is it? And if it's truly up to the individual, then it won't be universal.'"
Gives me warm fuzzies all over. Please finish reading with the link to Disloyal Opposition.