"He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left."
Matthew 25:33

Monday, June 22, 2009

Service - American as Apple Pie

I got a nice letter from President Obama today urging me to "serve" this summer.

I think this is wonderful.  Candidate Obama often spoke of the virtues of volunteering and community service, and I could not agree more.  You can see Michelle Obama talking about the initiative here.

I want to add some suggestions to help out with the recruiting.  Given that it is Republicans who dominate the world of volunteers, I want to suggest some causes that more volunteers will enthusiastically support.

Volunteer for your local GOP.  The GOP is the party of the future, and will actually support the values that will build our economy and our families. The GOP supports freedom, and that is the only way to really support volunteerism.

Volunteer for your local church.  No society can persist without values and standards, and our churches give us a lasting foundation based on God rather than man.

Volunteer for civic organizations - Scouts, Lion's, Rotary.  There are hundreds of organizations that match unmet needs with willing volunteers.

If Mr. Obama really wants to encourage volunteerism, he will ensure that the average citizen has a minimal tax burden, so there is some time and money left over in the family budget to volunteer.

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