Mobilization of We The People in support of our military is a frequent theme on this blog. Mobilization of an an ideologically driven political counterforce to our military along the lines of a Sturmabteilung or Leibstandarte Barack Obama will become yet another battle in the not-so-Cold Civil War.
“Loving your country shouldn’t just mean watching fireworks on the 4th of July,”
“Loving your country must mean accepting your responsibility to do your part to change it. If you do, your life will be richer, our country will be stronger.”
“I won’t just ask for your vote as a candidate,”
“I will ask for your service and your active citizenship when I’m president of the United States. This won’t be a call issued in one speech or one program. I want this to be a central cause of my presidency. We will ask Americans to serve. We will create new opportunities for Americans to serve.”
Obama said he would boost the size of the active military, but that the nation’s future depends on more than just additional soldiers.
“It also depends on the teacher in East L.A., or the nurse in Appalachia, the after-school working in New Orleans, the Peace Corps volunteer in Africa, the Foreign Service officer in Indonesia,” he said.
“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set,” he said. “We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded.”
A civilian national security force just as powerful, strong and well-funded as the United States Armed Forces sounds damn expensive to me. Scary as hell, too. Will this CNSF have nukes? Maybe the Air Force will quit hassling the Army over UAV’s and start worrying about the DNCFK.
Propaganda is also a frequent topic of discussion here, and inkling provides us with a good old-fashioned poster:
UPDATE: Herschel Smith has questions about the CNSF.