I don’t like mandatory “Volunteer” service.
It reeks of proscription.
For some strange reason Barack Obama keeps calling Americans to “service”. The problem is most people I know are “serviced out” to the point where they simply cannot take on yet another project.
We give – constantly.
Maybe the problem is in Barack Obama’s limited world, people don’t help one another, giving of themselves and their personal time and finances until it hurts.
Oh, wait, Democrats just talk a big game, but don’t take part in it. We Republicans are the ones who do the service, give the big donations, and help people.
I get it.
Barack Obama wants Democrats to start acting like Republicans and give of themselves!
I really don’t know anyone who isn’t doing some sort of volunteer project. I’m perhaps the biggest slacker right now, but I’ve been there and done that to the point where it hurts. I’m taking a little time off “volunteering”.
I’ve given to the point where I’ve been known to drain bank accounts, max credit cards, and send a lying little snot of a teenager off to camp with a thousand dollars worth of new clothes, shoes, luggage, and electronics. Don’t talk to me about giving of time and money.
Does Barack Obama know what it is really all about?
Does he understand what it is like to run a church office and have people coming in day after day just begging for some sort of help, and not having enough to help them at times?
Does he know what it is like to be forced to juggle expenses to get someone glasses, a hearing aide, therapy, or simply a place to stay for the night or a hot meal?
That’s what it is all about.
Giving is watching a half dozen people in your parish office cleaning out their purses and pockets, and check books (when the priest is not there to authorize money) to get a woman and her kids a motel room, food, gas, and a new tire so they can move to a new town a get away from an abusive husband and father.
Giving is helping a woman with lodging after an abusive son in law kicks her out of her own home.
Giving is working with a family put a pedophile father in prison for life.
I don’t think Barack Obama even knows what it is all about. If he did, he would not be suggesting such petty pathetic things as going green, conserving, and using the right grocery bags.
The little twits who fawn over him, who are pledging to do some sort of service, obviously don’t know what service is all about or they wouldn’t need to come up with some of their abjectly stupid ways to serve.
It is obvious the people in Barack Obama’s little world don’t help others. They are too busy demanding help for themselves and their corrupt donors and friends as they stay out of jail.
You cannot demand people go out and help “volunteer”. When you do that, you destroy the desire to do good things. Helping others without thanks, without hope of thanks, and without needing thanks. When you demand thanks you are the loser. When you show and parade what you are doing, you are doing volunteer work for yourself and not for others.
You don’t go to a silly liberal little site and come up with shallow little silly things as service. The people who do that have never been anywhere and have never helped anyone in their lives.
Someone who is truly interested in service and helping others and stirring the volunteer spirit does not spend a self-serving, pathetically shallow $151 million dollars on an extravaganza to promote one’s status in life. You spend a third of that and give the rest to charity.
Sorry, but I think any person who spends $151 171 million dollars on self-promotion, and must raise that money from the public trust and individual donors is the most vile, disgusting, pathetic excuse of a human being there is. Then, to demand people sacrifice and give of themselves and their money, while HE wallows in the adoration of his worshipping voters is beyond bazaar. It is obscene and basically criminal.
Why doesn’t Obama give $100 million of his hard earned donations to charity and really help someone?
He can’t promote the worship of himself if he does.
Lord Have Mercy on Us All!