Senator Obama has called for a Civilian National Security Force.
Hmmm. Considering we already have the US military, the state National Guards, and police to protect us, just what would be the role of the C.N.S.F.?
At any rate I am confident that it would not have the same role as the civilian army in another country that used to march while singing this tune.
Why am I confident of this?
We are America. We have been free since 1776, and such things can’t happen here. For such a thing to happen we would need a President who controlled both branches of Congress and had followers who had a cult-like devotion to him. We would also need some sort of great economic crisis that would justify the government amassing huge powers in the hands of the President. Finally we would need a largely supine press that could be relied upon to give fervent support to the President. Phew! A good thing that none of these conditions exist in this country currently!
Update: The focused upon remarks were not included in the transcript of the speech made available after it was delivered on July 2, 2008. As is so common with the press in this campaign, I have been unable to find any questions asked of Senator Obama by any of the media as to just what he meant by his remarks.