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Wednesday, April 7, 2010


We could be watching the idea Obama expressed while on the campaign trail in July of 2008 begin to unfold - namely, his "Civilian National Security Force". Guess what, it may be part of the new Health Care Law. More specifically, Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Public Health Service Act in July of 1944. In Section 203 of that legislation, it laid out the conditions under which a "Reserve Corps." could be used in case of a "national emergency".

In the new legislation just passed, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Section 203 of the Bill signed into law by FDR has been amended to include the establishment of the "Ready Reserve Corps." which is in addition to the Reserve Corps. found in the 1944 Act. Question: If a "Reserve" is someone who can be called to active duty, what on earth is a "Ready Reserve"?

Here is Judge Andrew Napolitano explaining the implications of this portion of the new law. As you watch, take note of how apoplectic the hosts are.

Here is Obama on the campaign trail in July of 2008....

Via World Net Daily, here is the wording in question taken directly from the relevant portion amended to the Public Health Service Act of 1944.
'(b) Assimilating Reserve Corp Officers Into the Regular Corps- Effective on the date of enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, all individuals classified as officers in the Reserve Corps under this section (as such section existed on the day before the date of enactment of such Act) and serving on active duty shall be deemed to be commissioned officers of the Regular Corps.
'(c) Purpose and Use of Ready Research-

'(2) USES- The Ready Reserve Corps shall--

'(A) participate in routine training to meet the general and specific needs of the Commissioned Corps;
'(B) be available and ready for involuntary calls to active duty during national emergencies and public health crises, similar to the uniformed service reserve personnel;

'(C) be available for backfilling critical positions left vacant during deployment of active duty Commissioned Corps members, as well as for deployment to respond to public health emergencies, both foreign and domestic; and

'(D) be available for service assignment in isolated, hardship, and medically underserved communities (as defined in section 799B) to improve access to health services.

'(d) Funding- For the purpose of carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the Commissioned Corps under this section, there are authorized to be appropriated $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2014 for recruitment and training and $12,500,000 for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2014 for the Ready Reserve Corps.'
So now we have a new army of health enforcers to compliment our new army of IRS agents. I guess the message is if you don't pay your portion of the individual mandate and aren't sufficiently intimidated by the IRS, then the Health Police will come round to make you all better.

h/t to Free Republic


There is another reason to like Geert Wilders and even Glenn Beck would seemingly have to agree with this one. If you remember, Beck implied on his March 8th television program that Wilders is a fascist. If one considers that putting words in Beck's mouth, he at the very least said that the election of Wilders as Prime Minister in the Netherlands would signify that country's turning toward fascism. However, Beck has done little, if anything, to clarify what he meant. In fact, Fox News had the video of that segment pulled from YouTube (video below courtesy of eyeblast).

According to Radio Netherlands, Wilders is calling for the closing of two Public Broadcasting channels along with shutting down the source of this story, Radio Netherlands:
The three public TV networks should be reduced to one, and Radio Netherlands Worldwide, the country's international broadcaster, should be abolished altogether. The party argues in its election manifesto that these measures are necessary to free up the financial means needed to pay for health care.
Forgive my skepticism but would a fascist call for reducing the government's media influence? Moreover, if Geert Wilders was filling a fascistic void, would he be concerned about government waste? On the contrary, Wilders is sounding like quite the capitalist - a principle that Beck espouses loudly on a near daily basis.

This story takes on an interesting degree of salience in light of the fight over internet regulation here in the United States and the recent court ruling that said the FCC has no grounds to do so. Beck is vehemently opposed to the effort - being spearheaded by Robert McChesney, a professed Marxist. Based on Wilders' calling for the elimination of Public Broadcasting channels in his own country - as a politician running for office, no less - he likely cheered this decision as loudly as did Beck.

To clarify, this isn't a matter of two people - Beck and Wilders - coincidently sharing a small slice of common ground by agreeing on something inconsequential, with one of the two men implying the other is a fascist. Wilders is championing something that is at the very core of Glenn Beck's arguments - freedom from government control, specifically the first Amendment of the U.S. Constitution in this instance. Wilders is also doing so at a time that is not at all politically expedient for a sitting politician running for higher office and facing jail time if convicted of the charges against him, which have to do with his being critical of Islam.

This tack being taken by Wilders - calling for the reduction of public broadcasting channels - is yet another example of him picking a fight with an entrenched government establishment. It is a fight Beck is supposed to revere. In fact, on the latter's April 6th television show, he wondered aloud why so many media outlets continue to refuse to help him in his valiant fight - a fight I too think is noble. So clearly, Beck should understand what Wilders is going through. However, on March 8th Wilders was thrown under the bus by the host of the most popular and controversial television talk show host who, by all accounts, should be an ally.

Here is the excerpt from the March 8th Glenn Beck program in which he demagogued a man he should be aligning with.

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