“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set,” he said Wednesday. “We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”He said he would make federal assistance conditional on school districts establishing service programs and set the goal of 50 hours of service a year for middle school and high school students.
Does anyone remember the Chinese “Cultural Revolution”?
Who is going to direct this flood of fresh-faced eager beavers intent on doing good? Are their futures going to depend on the level of enthusiasm they display for the goals of the State?
We’re going to have hordes of high school and college student being forced to do what exactly? National Security? That’s just scary. A national security force made up of largely untrained high school and college students? Is this going to include some type of political indoctrination? Whose politics? Are they to be used to find and correct violations of the EPA’s proposed “Clean Air” regualtion of all greenhouse gas emissions? A Greenstapo?
What if you don’t want their help or if you don’t want to participate? Are there going to be reports to a central authority commenting on your lack of revolutionary fervor? Are government services going to be withheld from those who fail to show sufficient dedication for the good of all?
You know, with Obama’s penchant for empty speeches, slogans (Yes, We Can!), stylized mass rallies, and a following of Obamatons shambling in his wake, he is getting scarier all the time.
If you don’t think that should be a concern for you. Think about such an organization with a President Gingrich or Hillary in charge.