Originally posted by mysticblue
What concerns me is the size and power that Obama wants for the "group"
I saw another blogger state "kids always rat on their parents" who needs Big brother watching when your own blood is watching.
It is remarkable that to this day every Swiss male over 18 must be prepared to serve in the country’s citizen-army; after completing their basic training they keep their weapons at home, and refusal to perform military service is a criminal offence. The thought must have crossed the mind of a few Swiss reservists that all too many aspiring foreigners could never be trusted with those weapons. The Swiss understand, even when they do not know, that the collective striving embodied in "We the People" makes no sense unless there is a definable "people" to support it. They sense that many immigrants have no kinship with the striving and no connection to the "people," except for the unsurprising desire to partake in its wealth.
The gestapo (help·info) (contraction of geheime Staatspolizei: "Secret State Police") was the official secret police of Nazi Germany. Under the overall administration of the Schutzstaffel (SS), it was administered by the Reichssicherheitshauptamt (RSHA) ("head office of the Reich's security service") and was considered a dual organization of the Sicherheitsdienst (SD) ("security service") and also a suboffice of the Sicherheitspolizei (SIPO) ("security police").
Keeping Hitler in power
By February and March, 1942, student protests were calling for an end to the Nazi regime. These included the non-violent resistance of Hans and Sophie Scholl, two leaders of the White Rose student group. However, resistance groups and those who were in moral or political opposition to the Nazis were stalled by the fear of reprisals from the Gestapo. In fact, reprisals did come in response to the protests. Fearful of an internal overthrow, the forces of Himmler and the Gestapo were unleashed on the opposition. The first five months of 1943 witnessed thousands of arrests and executions as the Gestapo exercised their powers over the German public. Student opposition leaders were executed in late February, and a major opposition organisation, the Oster Circle, was destroyed in April, 1943.
"We must be ready for an aggression," said Chavez, who previously said Venezuela is organizing an expanded military reserve and civilian defense units.
Originally posted by Tgautier13
reply to post by jsobecky
Either way we're still civilians under this force. Trained civilians with possibly even guns to boot. Who would he make us answer to if this **** hit the fan? What's more likely, armed civilians disregarding any kind of order to protect their own families, or a militaristic mob to do the work of the already most powerful military and police force in the world? In a worst case scenario, I just see this as a way to protect us from ourselves really.
And you do realize that if every illegal immigrant was even partially legalized, our country would see an economic boom?
New applications for state unemployment benefits were unchanged at 479,000 in the week ended Oct. 25.