Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Lawmaker Warns Of "Forced Servitude" Under Obama

New Hampshire state representative Dan Itse leading charge for states’ rights

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
February 24, 2009

New Hampshire state representative Dan Itse, who is one of many lawmakers leading the charge to assert state sovereignty against federal encroachment, has warned that the Obama administration seeks to institute "involuntary servitude".

Appearing on Fox News to discuss the states’ rights movement, Itse told hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade, "This is about drawing a line in the sand and saying we’ve tolerated usurpations for so long but we’re not going to tolerate you violating the constitution, we’re going to hold you accountable."

Asked if his warning about involuntary servitude under Obama meant young people being forced to attend community service, Itse responded, "Exactly, I mean, if you are required to do a job against your will with a pay scale not set by you or not agreed to by you, that’s involuntary servitude."

Despite denials that Obama plans to institute a mandatory program of national service, his original change.gov website stated that Americans would be "required" to complete "50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year". The text was only later changed to state that Americans would be "encouraged" to undertake such programs.

In addition, Obama’s Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, publicly stated his intention to help create "universal civil defense training" in 2006. Such fears were also stoked when Obama himself said that a "national civilian security force," that is "just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded" as the U.S. military was required.

Itse cited the No Child Left Behind program as an example of the federal government encroaching on states’ rights.

"They dangle a dollar in front of us and we chase it like the donkey with a carrot on a stick but ultimately they are infringing upon our domestic policies in the states, manipulating our domestic policies and we need to stand up and say that’s not your job, that’s our job," said Itse, adding that if enough states stood up to Washington then they would have to pay attention.

In response to increasing federal encroachment, a growing number of states have passed and proposed resolutions to assert the Tenth Amendment and the Bill of Rights of the Constitution.

Washington, New Hampshire, Arizona, Montana, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, California, and Georgia have all introduced bills and resolutions declaring sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment. Colorado, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Alaska, Kansas, Alabama, Nevada, Maine, and Illinois are considering such measures.

"This is about enforcing the constitution which states to the government, you’re not the boss of us, we’re the boss of you," concluded the lawmaker.


mr vet said...

sorry larry, i kind of agree with this just so every one can understand what its like to serve this great country.

Messianic Akratist said...

Mr. Vet -
the problem with this attitude is that we do NOT owe the country ANYTHING.
The government was created to serve US, not the other way around. It is supposed to preserve our rights. Read the Declaration of Independence.
The 13th Amendment was supposed to put an end to "Involuntary Servitude." But the courts, in their defense of their own system, have interpreted that to mean only that PRIVATE slavery is not allowed. The government is still allowed to enslave us.
And if you are not sure what slavery is - read the Biblical definitions, and compare them with our current tax rates.

Real Truth Online said...

I agree with you Phill. We owe them nothing. They are our SERVANTS, not our masters. When people enlist in the service, it is supposed to be voluntary, not an act of obligation. Didnt you mean "the government is still NOT allowed to enslave us"?

mr vet said...

i guess its better for some one to collect disability our welfare and ride the working mans back by sucking up the taxes then to go in and get a carrer and a skill. they say actions speak louder than words but i guess not in this situation.

Real Truth Online said...

OK I think I see the issue here. Mr. Vet clearly either didnt see or just plain ignored the word "FORCED" in the article. We are not talking about people who are on welfare and ride through life living off of taxpayers---where did that even come from?? This article is talking about FORCED government service for people between the ages of 18-25. Fighting for your country is a complete SEPARATE issue from what this article is about. This article is about FORCING Americans to do government service---whatever they may deem necessary---and this service that they are forcing upon Americans isnt even ENLISTING in the military. Im real confused on where Mr. Vet is attempting to connect NOT serving in the military and spounging off taxpayers and where it is anywhere NEAR what this article is talking about.

Im assuming Mr. Vet served---was you FORCED to serve Mr Vet? I'm assuming no, unless you served before 1973 when they ended the draft. This article is talking about mandatory government service through any means they deem necessary---whether it's community service in high school or biological attack training. People will have to do this whether they have jobs, whether they are in college or whether they just want to be FREE---if they are between 18-25, they HAVE to do it. Why do you equate resistance to this with people on welfare?? Wheres the connection???

Messianic Akratist said...

Real Truth - what I was trying to say was "according to the Supreme Court" the government is still allowed to enslave us.
I did not consent to that.

mr vet - what kind of "carrer" or marketable skills did you learn in the service? And what does that have to do with collecting welfare? No one who believes what Real Truth is blogging is in favor of welfare. In fact, that is my ONLY complaint about illegal aliens.
Of course when I say welfare, I am also including ER medical care and attendance at Government Indoctrination Centers (aka Public Schools)