this is what I have gathered in the last couple of hours.
This Bill H.R. 1388 is the house version, S 277 is the Senate version, sponsored by Edward Kennedy.
This blog had this section:
While you were busy worrying about coming up with the rent or mortgage money and the safety of your job, on March 9, committees knowing full well the chill that comes with the word “camp” changed all of their documents to read “campus”.
From Library of Congress
(d) [Struck out->][ Camps ][<-Struck out] CAMPUSES-
[Struck out->][ (1) UNITS TO BE ASSIGNED TO CAMPS- ][<-Struck out]
(1) UNITS TO BE ASSIGNED TO CAMPUSES- The units of the Corps shall be grouped together as appropriate [Struck out->][ in camps ][<-Struck out] in campuses for operational, support, and boarding purposes. The Corps [Struck out->][ camp ][<-Struck out] campus for a unit shall be in a facility or central location established as the operational headquarters and boarding place for the unit. Corps members may be housed [Struck out->][ in the camps ][<-Struck out] in the campuses.
[Struck out->][ (2) CAMP SUPERINTENDENT- There shall be a superintendent for each camp. The superintendent is the head of the camp. ][<-Struck out]
(2) CAMPUS DIRECTOR- There shall be a campus director for each campus. The campus director is the head of the campus.
[Struck out->][ (3) ELIGIBLE SITE FOR CAMP- A camp may be located ][<-Struck out]
(3) ELIGIBLE SITE FOR CAMPUS- A campus must be cost-effective and may, upon the completion of a feasibility study, be located in a facility referred to in section 162(a)(3).
[Struck out->][ (e) Distribution of Units and Camps ][<-Struck out]
(e) DISTRIBUTION OF UNITS AND CAMPUSES- The Director shall ensure that the Corps units and [Struck out->][ camps are distributed ][<-Struck out] campuses are cost-effective and are distributed in urban areas and [Struck out->][ rural areas in various regions throughout the United States. ][<-Struck out] rural areas such that each Corps unit in a region can be easily deployed for disaster and emergency response to such region.
I guess they thought we wouldn’t like the use of the word camp. Although this might put some light on the FEMA camps. They would use these regional “Campuses” to train people for their “national service”.
Now if you know me, I can’t just take some ones word for this, so I tracked down where this came from.
Turns out parts of this bill come all the way from bills back in May 2002, H.R. 4854 Citizen Service Act of 2002.
This part is question about the camps comes from H.R. 2857 Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act, which was struck dead on June 27, 2007.
It’s amazing, they just keep recycling dead bills. They stick them in something new and if nobody catches it, it goes on. If somebody ejects, they pull it out set it on the shelf until they find another bill they can slip it in.
Now just some of parts of the bill that stick out to me.
Page 8, Line 20
should grow to reach 250,000 participants by 2014.
Which from my understanding is just as big as our entire military force. I don’t want to be an alarmist, but this starts to sound like a domestic police force, civilian cops.
There’s the little references to “Uniforms” on Page 136, line 17
(B) in paragraph (6), by striking ‘‘Clothing’’ and inserting ‘‘Uniforms’’
I’ve heard rumors that this Obama force would have uniforms, just never thought we’d have our know brownshirts, or blackshirts here. Actually what inspired Mussolini to create the Blackshirts, was the Redshirts. A group of patriots from different political leanings, banded together in the name of national freedom and unity.
Page 178, Line 13 makes a reference to “Centralized Electronic Citizenship Verification System”
Whats that mean, well I assume it depends how you translate it. The one thing I do know is the bill stats it’s for corporations and education. Well if it make their life easier it can’t be a bad thing right?
Page 181, Line 7 wants to set up September 11 as a federal day of national service
Page 283, sec 6103, sets up a Congressional Commission on Civic Service, and one of their duties under page 285, Line 9, is to determine if it’s fair and reasonable to make national service mandatory. If it is fair and reasonable, how do they implement it.
I’m sure the more time people have to read this bill, the more will come out about each section. The problem is it’s already on the calendar to hit the floor for a vote. That could happen any day now.