The '60s Won't Go Away
by Victor Davis Hanson - July 28th, 2008 - FrontPage Magazine
Barack Obama, a child during the '60s, is imbued nonetheless with that decade's "hope and change" messianic sermonizing. Now he wants a new mammoth government-funded "civilian national security force," one "that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded" as the Pentagon.
What does Obama think the Secret Service, FBI, ATF, DEA, Military Reserves, National Guards, Hiway Patrols, Sheriffs and Police are? They are our domestic security force and it is a good thing that they report to different levels of power. It is good they are not consolidated. Obama wants a Presidential controlled force for what purpose? To declare a national emergency and take over our nation? All you have to do is see how willing to be a fascist power these types of troops are by remembering Elián González and the willingness of these goons to carry out Janet Reno's orders. Control of domestice polic power is after all the basic theory behind Marxism, the political philosophy that he clearly embraces. Does he think that Americans don't read?
It is also obvious that such a force could not be used to fight battles overseas. Therefore he disdains the whole concept of war being "fought over there so it does not have to be fought over here." It is clear he is totally ready to fight the battles with Islamo-fascism in the streets of America. For what purpose I cannot imagine. Oh yeah. One comes to mind. To make total surrender easier.