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Kelly is the mother of 5 adorable kids--4 boys and a girl. The girl came in a package with a boy (twins). Kelly is married to a charming young man who lives and breathes computers. They are also guardians for three nieces and a nephew.

She is active in the community having served as PTA President of a local elementary school, on the board of the Salt Lake Mothers of Twins, as a district round-table trainer with the Cub Scouts, as a volunteer for Sidelines (a support network for Women on bed rest during pregnancy) and she and her husband are active in the LDS Church.

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"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall."

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Friday, November 07, 2008

Obama- Mandatory "Service" (and it begins)

My wonderful better half just brought this website to my attention.
It is from Obama's (Office of the President-elect) website This is not heresay, my friends.

America Serves

"When you choose to serve -- whether it's your nation, your community or simply your neighborhood -- you are connected to that fundamental American ideal that we want life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness not just for ourselves, but for all Americans. That's why it's called the American dream."

The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nation’s challenges. President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in underserved schools, as well as a new Health Corps, Clean Energy Corps, and Veterans Corps. Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by developing a plan to require 50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year. Obama will encourage retiring Americans to serve by improving programs available for individuals over age 55, while at the same time promoting youth programs such as Youth Build and Head Start.

What does this mean? My fellow conservatives, this means that our students who are already taxed with homework and jobs will now be required, yes REQUIRED, to serve in some community service or other.

As a parent of middle school, high school and college students I dislike this program immensely. I know that community service is a good thing. I have boys who have been through or are going through the Boys Scouts program. I know all about having kids serve in this capacity. But what Obama is asking here is government slave labor. They want our youth to serve the government. My husband adds, "No mention of armbands or uniforms."

Can you see our freedoms slip away?? One by one...

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On Tuesday, March 03, 2009 5:18:00 AM, Blogger John wrote...

Excellent. Information is the best weapon against disinformation

On Tuesday, March 03, 2009 7:20:00 AM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

That is why I prefer original sources...though they aren't always easy to get.


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