Drawing the Lines of Battle: Obama seeks required community service for kids. Obama seeks more control of my kids. No way. Posted by: paulseale Friday, November 7, 2008 at 02:46PM CST ___________________________________________________________ This: Is a truly stupid statement... My son, here in California, as part of his graduation requirement, to grad HS, was required to do 40 hours of Community service. He worked at the Hospice Thrift Store. It didn't do him any harm at all, and in fact gave him a nice reference for his starting resume. Community service is about reading to old people in Convalescent hospitals, and working in after school tutoring programs, and maybe helping pass out food at the local food bank, among many other things. Children thinking that they should only live by ME, ME, ME, and that they communities owe them their every whim is a mistake. My opinion of the entitlement accruing to the writer's children is WTF, and we will see them down the way when life has kicked their asses a bit. Gad, a few more selfish snotty little shits to haunts the local mall!!! Heaven forbid they should actually contribute a little time to the communities where they live. The concept is not new. School requirement Groups within some schools, some places require community service, as does Jr League (their raison d'etre), Rainbow Girls, Job's Daughters, Cheerleaders..................... Sometimes kids need to be pushed a little to do the right thing, rather than being encouraged to believe they are owed everything.