Ok, go ahead and say it… you know you’ve thought it: U.S. Police State. A concept I would never have dreamed in my worst nightmares, now looms as a disturbingly real possibility.
Let me preface my thoughts by saying that I am not ready to charge that POTUS has a heart as black as Adolph Hitler. As a nation we can not fully know his heart until we see what he does with the power he has been accumulating. We know what Hitler did with the power he gathered during the 1920s and 30s. For Germany it was truly the frog-in-the-pot syndrome. Hitler realized the value of gradual positioning and preparation, from the 1922 establishment of the innocuous sounding “Hitler Jugend” (Hitler Youth) and moving relentlessly toward the grand finale of WWII and the Holocaust. He left his country in ruins, both literally and figuratively. And the “frogs” who had sat trustingly in his “pot” were thoroughly boiled and left in spiritual tatters. Generations of Germans have paid and still pay the terrible price for the millions of dead and generations of misery their country wrought upon the world.
However, it’s worth noting that President Obama doesn’t seem to have the patience for gradualism. In fact, his speed at gathering powers makes Hitler look like cold molasses by comparison. He is quickly arming himself with the capability to place his boot on America’s neck without further warning, thus making opposition to his regime impractical. Will he use it? We know that President Obama is not reluctant to use and abuse the power already entrusted to him, our Constitution notwithstanding. He seems to enjoy flexing his new POTUS muscles. Ask Chrysler stockholders, creditors, or advertising vendors.
Consider the following developments during Obama’s short tenure as POTUS:
Establishment of what will likely come to be colloquially known as the “Obama Youth/ Brown-shirt Corps” through The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act which became law April 21, 2009. During his campaign Obama said: “We can not continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we have set. (applause) We’ve gotta have a civilian national security force that is just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded…(applause) Watch the video and listen to him here:
The law authorizes a “paid volunteer” (isn’t that an oxymoron?) force of 250,000 which Obama clearly intends to use for “national security” here in the homeland.
Obama’s budget quadruples funding for Tax law enforcement over the next five years, again for policing US citizens.
A Domestic security force of 20,000 U.S. troops is being established within the United States in preparation for civil unrest, among other things. Read about it in the Dec 1, 2008 Washington Post article
Subsequently, evidence has emerged that the intention may well be to increase this Domestic Security Force to 80,000. The FBI’s National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC), published an unclassified Protective Intelligence Communication Report in March 2009 concerning the “crescendo” of public concern about Obama’s presidential eligibility. The report warns: “if…Mr. Obama fights revealing his documentation, there is growing concern of civil unrest, or worse, being unleashed in the streets of our nation. The economic crisis coupled with this type of a constitutional crisis could prove to be a flashpoint that would test conventional law enforcement and elements of homeland security.”
A March article in The Army Times cites recommendations by the Army’s Strategic Studies Institute, that a “Consequence Management Response Force (CCMRF),” (currently the role of the 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team) might eventually comprise upwards of 80,000 troops. This “Force” is being trained and readied to deal with what could be widespread civil disorder resulting from an “unforeseen economic collapse” or “loss of a functional political and legal order.”
Moved to establish control of vital US internal communications
The FCC already has power over the jamming of cell phone signals nationwide
President Obama has cowed American industry into quick submission and directly controls several key industries. US Auto industry has now decended to the level of the old Soviet Union. It is essentially controlled by the “government” (read: Obama) and the workers (read UAW). When was the last time you saw a sleek looking Russian made vehicle cruising the strip? I thought so!
The labor unions are eating out of the President’s hand.
His Messianic following continues to spread at home and throughout the third world.
Could a police state happen here in the United States of America or is this simply paranoia? You tell me.