|Leading From Behind!|
Having introduced the issue of the erosion of our Bill of Rights in a previous post,
we thought you'd be interested in what might lie at the end of that "slippery slope."
“We cannot continue to rely only on our military…we’ve got to have a civilian security force just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded. We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set.”
|Obama's Youth Corps|
And, we've witnessed that transformation with the bankrupting of the country, profligate spending, the Department of Homeland Security which as grown to 240,000 personnel and gathered billions of rounds of hollow point ammunition; the ATF which has sold automatic weapons to the Mexican drug cartels; the relief of senior flag rank officers who ordered their forces to respond to the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, and his personal alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood.
"You can read it after we pass it"
Mission: Enforce the [Revised] Bill of Rights
[Under the Provisions of ObamaCare].
In 2008, Candidate Obama announced his intent to form his own private military force outside the purview of the Department of Defense; it would answer only to him.
Authorization for this Private Army was buried on page 1,312 of the 2,500 page Pelosi-sponsored ObamaCare ["you can read it when we pass it"] which restructures the established and well-regarded Public Health Service [PHS] which is headed by the Surgeon General -- who answers only to the President.
Activation of the expanded PHS Reserve would most likely be in conjunction with an announced Pandemic -- much like the one that was announced coincident with the Senate hearings on the confirmation of Governor Sibelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Due to the "H1N1 flu emergency", Sibelius was confirmed immediately, with no opposition. Total H1N1 casualties in the US were nominal, and most, coincidentally, were already seriously ill or infirm.
Amazingly, the flu emergency disappeared shortly after the Sibelius confirmation.
Although the provisions appearing in the Health Bill appear benign, and could be interpreted as merely beefing up the Public Health Service in the face of the threat of pandemics, the wording allows the President to expand the PHS auxiliary at will, with components to be determined by the President, and to carry out Presidential Directives to "maintain order" in the face of a national emergency [e.g., pandemic health threat].
The PHS would then have authority over the Department of Defense and the National Guard, and would not be subject to the restrictions of Posse Comitatus [which limits the US military actions in domestic police functions].
In essence, the Surgeon General could use the PHS Reserve to establish Martial Law to "protect" us from a "pandemic" -- as defined by the CDC [Center for Disease Contro]l, which no longer reports to the NIH, but now reports directly to the President.
The movie "Outbreak" (movie with Dustin Hoffman as a PHS doctor] demonstrates the process by which such a Martial Law process could be put in place.
[Empowerment provisions of the Act are quoted below]
The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act...
Page 1,312, Sec. 5210. Establishing a Ready Reserve Corps.
Subtitle D–Enhancing Health Care Workforce Education and Training
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.
B) ASSIMILATING RESERVE CORP OFFICERS INTO THE REGULAR CORPS.—
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.
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.
We expect to be criticized as an irrational alarmist, creating "much ado over nothing."
However, having been down this path before, we've accepted the apologies of senior Pentagon officers and government officials for having doubted our assessments. Among other Intelligence venues, we've accurately analyzed and documented the methods by which dictators came to, and remained in power, so we tend to recognize the patterns and legal machinations which they used -- when we see them in this Administration.
A salient example of the political process we've been describing in these two posts would be the manipulation of the political and legal process of the Weimar Republic to accomplish the goals of a famous historical figure.