A blast from the past – Obama’s Civilian National Security Force
During the 2008 presidential campaign, Candidate Obama sent red flags up all over the country when he strongly proposed “Civilian security force.”
“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”
“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set,” Obama said. “We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”
That plank in the future president’s platform was quickly removed, but evidently not discarded. It seems that it was merely safely tucked away until a more opportune time.
Now we see, perhaps, then-Candidate Obama’s intent re-emerging — not through the creation of a voluntary service program, but through the co-opting of various government agencies to suppress those whom this administration perceives as enemies.
Evidence is not lacking:
– The IRS has been used to target Tea Party groups and has leaked private information about other conservative organizations, such as the National Organization for Marriage.
-The EPA has been heaping monstrous regulations upon the U.S. coal industry in order to, essentially, kill it.
– When Tea Partiers organized a small protest/press conference in front of the IRS in Washington, D.C. last May, Homeland Security vehicles outnumbered the Tea Partier attendees. Homeland Security’s overbearing, disproportionate presence was intimidating, as intended.
-In recent weeks, U.S. Park Service employees have been deployed to treat their fellow Americans with contempt and disdain. Uniformed Park Service guards have intimidated and bullied senior citizens at Yellowstone Park, ostensibly holding them hostage until they could be escorted off National Park property. A tour guide described the actions of the Park Service employees as “Gestapo tactics.”
Washington, D.C.’s open-air war memorials on the National Mall have been shut down and walled off by the Park Service to prevent WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam Vets in their sixties to nineties, often in wheelchairs, from paying homage to their fallen comrades. And when private citizens, aghast at the inhumane treatment of our aging veterans, pitched in to provide porta-potties for the vets because the Park Service had chosen to lock the public restrooms, denying access to this most basic human need to our Vets, the delivery of those porta-potties was denied. Human dignity be damned. Care and compassion be damned. Let elderly vets soil themselves.
In yesterday’s Fiscal Times, Ed Morrissey explained “How Federal Workers Became Obama’s Private Army.”
… and it’s part of a disturbing pattern emerging in the second term of Barack Obama. When law enforcement and tax enforcement become rankly political, Americans can no longer trust in their federal government, even when it’s not shut down – and that won’t stop after Obama leaves office, either. We are getting a clear lesson on the risks of larger government and regulatory overreach, and those risks go far beyond incompetence. Let’s hope this serves as a wake-up call – and let’s demand that Congress hold those accountable in the IRS and National Parks Service for their uncivil service.
The idea of an American Gestapo was not well received, and many found the proposal alarming. As noted, the weaponization of Federal bureaucracies continued and increased over the remaining term of his presidency, leading eventually to deploying the Federal intelligence agencies to spy on, deploy covert operations against and mount disinformation campaigns against his political opponents.
Nor should it be forgotten that Obama for America, originally created to campaign for Obama, was converted into Organizing for America once he had won a second term. It would be interesting to know what they have been up to since. As a matter of pure speculation, this writer would not be surprised if the OFA were not coordinating Black Lives Matter, Antifa and the violent anarchists lately so active in Democrat run cities across the land. These para-military bodies have been openly advocating the destruction of the United States and the overthrow of the government. One can only hope and pray that the DOJ will investigate them and utterly extirpate them, root and branch.
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