In 1933 in Germany, the German National Socialist party was a minority and in danger of losing power in the coming elections. ON February 27, there was an attack on the Reichstag building, the German equivalent of our Congress and the seat of the German government. The perpetrator of the fire was found to be an unemployed crippled bricklayer and a communist. He was determined to be part of a plot by the commuunists to undermine and overthrow the socialists. The communist party was in opposition to the socialist party at the time which was becoming more and more fascist, which was probably partly the reason why it was at risk for losing power. Martial law was declared, civil liberties were suspended, and the opposition to the socialist party became a non-issue, enforced by the national security forces set up by the Nazis. Susequent elections were pro-forma and used to consolidate the power and legitimacy of the socialist government. Sustantial amounts of the evidence of the plot used at the trial were much later found to have been manufactured by the secret police.
Presbo said that HE wants and WE need a national security force. “We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that 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.”
Unclear why we need one and what they would be doing that could not be done by protecting our borders in the first place. Most of the terrorist attacks on the the US, with the exception of the plot to blow up the bridge in Cleveland by the Occupy protest group, has been done by non-citizens. We could accomplish most of the needs of keeping ourselves safe, not by creating a whole new secret police and infrastructure, but by having the existing governmental agencies actually do their jobs.
This hasn’t prevented laying the groundwork for that new huge “civilian security force” In Obamacare, that glorious document that few seem to have read, they have already laid the groundwork and infrstructure to rapidly set up and deploy a massive new agency to police us.
SEC. 5210. ESTABLISHING A READY RESERVE CORPS.
Section 203 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 204) is amended to read as follows:
SEC. 203. COMMISSIONED CORPS AND READY RESERVE CORPS.
(1) IN GENERAL.–here shall be in the Service a commissioned Regular Corps and a Ready Reserve Corps for service in time of national emergency.
(2) REQUIREMENT.–All commissioned officers shall be citizens of the United States and shall be appointed without regard to the civil-service laws and compensated without regard to the Classification Act 2 of 1923, as amended.
(3) APPOINTMENT.–Commissioned officers of the Ready Reserve Corps shall be appointed by the President and commissioned officers of the Regular Corps shall be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.
(4) ACTIVE DUTY.–Commissioned officers of the Ready Reserve Corps shall at all times be subject to call to active duty by the Surgeon General, including active duty for the purpose of training.
(5) WARRANT OFFICERS.–Warrant officers may be appointed to the Service for the purpose of providing support to the health and delivery systems maintained by the Service and any warrant officer appointed to the Service shall be considered for purposes of this Act and title 37, United States Code, to be a commissioned officer within the Commissioned Corps of the Service.
(b) ASSIMILATING RESERVE CORP OFFICERS INTO THE REGULAR CORPS.—Effective on the date of enactment of the Affordable Health Choices Act, all individuals classified as officers in the Reserve Corps under this section (as such section existed on the day before the date of enactment of such Act) and serving on active duty shall be deemed to be commissioned officers of the Regular Corps.
This is simply Barack Obama personally appointing Reserve Corp Officers into the Regular Corps without the consent of the Senate.
(c) PURPOSE AND USE OF READY RESERVE.–
(1) PURPOSE.–The purpose of the Ready Reserve Corps is to fulfill the need to have additional Commissioned Corps personnel available on short notice (similar to the uniformed service’s reserve program) to assist regular Commissioned Corps personnel to meet both routine public health and emergency response missions.
(2) USES.–The Ready Reserve Corps shall–
(A) participate in routine training to meet the general and specific needs of the Commissioned Corps;
(B) be available and ready for involuntary calls to active duty during national emergencies and public health crises, similar to the uniformed service reserve personnel;
(C) be available for backfilling critical positions left vacant during deployment of active duty Commissioned Corps members, as well as for deployment to respond to public health emergencies, both foreign and domestic; and
(D) be available for service assignment in isolated, hardship, and medically underserved communities (as defined in section 399SS) to improve access to health services.
(d) FUNDING.—For the purpose of carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the Commissioned Corps under this section, there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to the Office of the Surgeon General for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2014. Funds appropriated under this subsection shall be used for recruitment and training of Commissioned Corps Officers.
So if there was a need for an “emergency response” like if there was some sort of riot outbreak, or assasination attempt, or bombing, or pretty much any excuse you like, between now and Novemeber, then Obama could requisition anyone and everyone he liked and declare not just martial law, but also that they are now part of this “ready reserve” and their new duties are whatever and wherever he decides. Note that Obamacare nulifies all civil liberies and rights when this is activated.
Now the glorious May Days of Rage that the Occupy protesters were supposed to kick off have pretty much fizzled. A non-issue except for a few folks that were flunking out of their core college curriculum anyway, and of course for the Cleveland Occupy group that was ineptly going about blowing up a bridge and got caught. Really getting harder and harder to intiate the “top down, bottom up, inside out” destabilization that Alinski wrote about in “Rules for Radicals” when the American capitalist system simply refuses to die. People just don’t feel uncomfortable and anxious. The system refuses to not work despite his bleeding out billions of dollars as fast as he can justify it and not be blatantly treasonous. And less and less time between now and November with less and less time to do something and have it be believable, even with the media trumpeting it from every TV.
Next opportunity for an attempt and that only for a single city will be the NATO/G8 Summit in Chicago. Should be good for some press but not near enough to shake the whole country. And can’t dig up dirt on a workaholic opposition candidate whose idea of a good-time blowout is drinking chocolate milk. Getting down to the wire and the polls are starting to reflect that everyone in the country is not happy with the status quo. Going to take something really intense and soon. If public opinion slides much further, it may not help anyway.
At this point, if they are going to do it, it will have to be something big, ideally which generates sympathy. Look for first choice something that takes Presbo out of the running so that Hillary can step in, and then a fallback of something that takes Romney out. Or it could be as simple as a created crisis like they did in Germany, a little destruction to create disorder, or a lot of destruction. And jusitfy bringing the hammer down to keep us safe. And elections would just be too dangerous.