During the Presidential campaign, then candidate Barrack Obama said “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.”
This statement disturbed a few, but most people just blew this statement off as hyperbole, and of course the media was unable to hear it over noise of their cheerleader pomp pomps.
Sunday, April 11th, The Canada Free Press reported:
"Section 5210 of the Patient’s Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) may be the beginning of Obama’s civilian security force. This section amends Section 203 of the U.S. Public Health Service Act. Why it was included in the massive health care bill is a question in search of meaningful answers. The new law says “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."
Herein lies the problem. It's a little law called the "Posse Comitatus Act of 1878" which prohibits the federal government from using federal troops (armed or unarmed) for law enforcement purposes within the United States. Such law prevented President Bush from inserting Federal troops and aid into Louisiana after Hurricane Katherina without specific permission from the Governor of the state. After Katrina hit, the federal government was ready to respond, but could not until the request for help was made from the state.
But language in Obamacare seems to remove this prohibition:
“Regular Corps,” and “Ready-Reserve Corps,” of officers and individuals are to appointed by the President and subject to active duty at the call of the Surgeon General. The new law provides $17.5 million in each of the first four years to recruit and train these reserves. The law requires the Ready Reserve to participate in “routine training” to meet the general and specific needs of the Commissioned Corps. The Ready Reserve “shall” be ready for involuntary calls to active duty. The Ready Reserve must be prepared to respond to orders from the President to go anywhere in the country, or anywhere outside the count until the request was made from the state."
So what, exactly will the Ready Reserve Corps do in the event of a national emergency or public health crisis that the National Guard is not already doing? If more people are required, simply increase the recruiting goals. Is there really a need to create a new branch of service with its attendant bureaucracy and officer corps?
"The law says the Ready Reserve Corps shall be available and ready for involuntary calls to active duty during national emergencies and public health crises, similar to the uniformed service reserve personnel.” Since the President declares national emergencies and public health crises, it would seem that this new Ready Reserve Corps need not be concerned about the Posse Comitatus law."This is exceedingly dangerous ground. The Constitution does not give the federal government any police powers. In fact, the Constitution requires the federal government to stay out of the states’ business except in the very limited ways expressly authorized by the Constitution. Obama has already expressed his contempt for the idea that the Constitution limits the power of the federal government.
Barrack Obama did promised that when he was elected, he would “fundamentally transform America.” Perhaps voters naively thought that he meant ending corruption, back-room deals, partisan bickering, and the arrogance that seems to infect Washington politicians. It is becoming clear after a year in office that what he meant was a transformation from a democratic Republic to an autocracy. Rather than making government more open and transparent, as he promised, he brought Chicago thuggery to Washington to twist arms and pull fingernails when necessary, to implement a leftist Democrat agenda. The one we were warned about!