Obama wants a police state?

Back on July 2, Barack Obama reportedly made the following statement while in Colorado Springs:

“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”

Could he be talking about a police state? Do we really need a civilian national security force like the one he is quoted as describing? I agree with Joseph Farah that we definitely need some clarification.


16:43 in the video

Interestingly enough, the part of the speech in question has been removed from transcripts of the speech. Why would they do that?

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5 Responses to “Obama wants a police state?”

  1. Kansas Bob says:

    I briefly checked this out and I think that the press and McCain gave Obama a pass on this one. Hopefully McCain will challenge him on this one and get some clarification.

  2. casey says:

    If it was one of those gaffes he makes without the teleprompters then he needs to clear it up right away. If he actually wants some kind of security force like in Cuba or North Korea he needs to be kept as far away from the White House as possible.

  3. Ash75 says:

    I just watched a brief clip of the video, starting at about 30 seconds before the 16:43 mark. It seems to me that the “civilians” he is talking about are the Peace Corps people and all the other programs he was referring to just before he made the statement. So, just based on the short clip I watched, I think he just made another verbal gaffe or was trying to be poetic somehow by calling them a “civilian national defense force.” As much as I disagree with Obama’s policies, I don’t think he’s talking about anything close to the national socialist/communist minders you might have in mind. Let’s face it, he’s a gaffe machine–maybe even more than G.W. Bush. Where is that eloquence that everyone is talking about? I sure haven’t heard it.

  4. casey says:

    I certainly hope so. I wonder why that part mysteriously disappeared from the transcripts…

  5. Ash75 says:

    >I certainly hope so. I wonder why that part mysteriously
    >disappeared from the transcripts…

    Maybe because it was a gaffe and people might actually believe he meant what he said. He should at least be asked to clarify what he meant exactly.