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2951RE: [ujeni] USA Freedom Corps: curse or blessing?

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  • Stephen Arthur Berry
    Jan 31, 2002
      hey all,

      i'd hate to see the name of Peace Corps changed or the qualifications for
      entrance significantly changed.

      -sb

      On Wed, 30 Jan 2002 holland@... wrote:

      >_My humble opinions. I realize I sound rather conspiracy-theorist here.
      >_
      >_If Bush really wanted to promote and expand the Peace Corps (double it, he says), if he really wanted it to become some significant part of his overall foreign policy, he would not have appointed Gaddi Vasquez as director.
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      >_If the goals of the organization were not going to change with this consolidation, it is unlikely that the name would be changed in the way, and it is unlikely that he would be proposing such a politically charged word as "Freedom". Anyone remember Reagan's use of "freedom fighters"? Anyone remember the name "Operation Enduring Freedom"? Are these names associated in American minds with peaceful and nation-building activities? The name Peace Corps represents exactly the organization I wished to serve. The name "Freedom Corps" does not. After 40 years, why change the name if he weren't trying to change the focus?
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      >_Mark
      >_
      >_> -----Original Message-----
      >_> From: Eric Bone [mailto:bone@...]
      >_> Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 2:35 PM
      >_> To: ujeni@yahoogroups.com
      >_> Subject: [ujeni] USA Freedom Corps: curse or blessing?
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      >_> What do people think of the binding together of Peace Corps
      >_> with Americorps
      >_> and a new "Citizens Corps" (for emergency response and
      >_> security efforts, I
      >_> understand) under a new superstructure: the USA Freedom
      >_> Corps? Will this
      >_> help, hurt, or make no difference to Peace Corps? It is not
      >_> obvious to me
      >_> that there is a need for such a structure, except that it
      >_> creates another
      >_> patrotic-sounding title for politicians to say. However, my lack of
      >_> understanding of its benefits does not imply I am condemning
      >_> the idea. I
      >_> would like to hear some other people's thoughts.
      >_>
      >_> Note to Paul: thoughts should be expressed concisely and in
      >_> less than half
      >_> a dozen emails.
      >_>
      >_> -Eric
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