In an Associated Press interview on Monday (2008-11-10), Representative Paul Broun (R) of Georgia expressed his fears that President-elect Obama will establish a Gestapo-like security force to impose a Marxist dictatorship.
Paul Broun’s “Obama Dictatorship” comments came about when he compared Obama’s proposal of a civilian national security force to that of the infamous Gestapo of Germany in World War II. Broun cited a July (2008) speech by Obama that has circulated on the Internet in which the then-Democratic presidential candidate called for a civilian force to take some of the national security burden off the military.
Obama’s comments about a national security force came during a speech in Colorado in which he called for expanding the nation’s foreign service.
Clearly, there is widespread concern among many conservatives that Broun’s fears are well founded. Obama’s proposal of a national civilian security force that would trump local law enforcement and national military reminds us of the strong-arm tactics used in socialist countries like Venezuela and other Central and South American governments that use personal militias to overpower political opponents.
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