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This is how National Review describes a completely voluntary call to national service:

Friday, November 07, 2008

Arbeit Macht Frei [John Derbyshire]

Corvée labor, a/k/a “community service.”

Those of us over 55 are not excluded, I see. Shall we have to build our own camps, I wonder, like zeks?

For those of you who don’t get the reference, “arbeit macht frei” translates roughly to “work makes you free;” and was written on the gates at Dachau, Theresienstadt, and numerous other Nazi concentration camps.
To paraphrase Charles Pierce:  “If Derbyshire thinks Obama is a fascist, he couldn’t have found a fascist at Mussolini’s bachelor party.”
This isn’t some Idaho militiaman either; National Review is the leading conservative magazine in America.  But then, what should we expect from the home of fatty fascist-finder Jonah Goldberg?
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