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KingKenrod10/16/2009 3:15:46 pm PDT

re: #34 Killgore Trout

Bush’s speech should serve as an example to conservatives. There’s no need to oppose Obama’s volunteer programs. He’s not spreading communism, collectivism, fascism or starting his own personal army. He’s doing a good thing and there’s no reason to oppose it.

Volunteering is a good thing.

But I think volunteer-ism should be left to private organizations. If government wants to give grants to creditable private organizations, fine - as taxpayers, we can agree or disagree that is a good use of public funds.

But a govt run volunteer effort, or a legal mandate to do volunteer work - I say “no thanks” to that. To much opportunity for mis-use by whatever knucklehead is in charge of it. The govt has enough trouble keeping clean and focusing on more primary missions.