Good Question

The One True Messiah, Lord Barry H recently decreed that every high school student should be coerced into doing his bidding, which brings up a really good question:

As for the compulsory service for middle and high school students, Obama said:

Finally, we need to integrate service into education, so that young Americans are called upon and prepared to be active citizens.

Just as we teach math and writing, arts and athletics, we need to teach young Americans to take citizenship seriously. Study after study shows that students who serve do better in school, are more likely to go to college, and more likely to maintain that service as adults. So when I’m President, I will set a goal for all American middle and high school students to perform 50 hours of service a year, and for all college students to perform 100 hours of service a year.

Got that, parents?  Senator Obama will make your kids pick up trash to become “active citizens,” but saying the Pledge of Allegiance is still optional.  And just a thought here, if parents can already opt out of certain school activities like frog dissection, why can’t parents simply opt out of this plan as well?