Join Now; Report Your Neighbors Later!
We all get wrapped in the name calling and labeling of political candidates during the election; some more than others (wink, wink). The left likes to call the right a bunch of Nazis and their leader Hitler, and the right likes to call the left a bunch of communists and their leader a douche…. wait, no, I mean Stalin. This labeling itself is labeled hyperbole by those more tempered and reasoned in the middle — most of the time rightfully so. Well, this article and particularly the below statement is where I feel comfortable enough to call a politician’s policy position surprisingly “Stalin-esque”, for lack of a better term. Bring in the quote Internet….
“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set,” Obama said in July. “We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”
Just as powerful and well-funded? No, that’s not some tinpot dictator explaining to the “electorate” about the need for a security force to rival that of an existing military force to protect it from domestic tyranny. More times than not—and in third world countries specifically—both military forces are controlled by rival political parties and used against those citizens they’re charged to protect. A nationalized force under the command of one leader and without jurisdiction is the first and main ingredient in countries where a military Coup d’etat needs to occur for politicians to retain power beyond their constitutional shelf life. Our constitution explicitly rejects a national police force for that very reason. When a leader speaks of such things, regardless of party, we all need to take notice and speak out. Please folks, pay attention beyond the American Idol election results for once in this country.