The Praetorian Guard was a special force of household troops used by Roman Emperors. Augustus saw the need to establish a body of soldiers explicitly loyal to himself. Following the death of Sejanus the Guards began to play an increasingly ambitious and bloody game in the Empire. With the right amount of money, or at will, they assassinated emperors, bullied their own Prefects, or turned on the people of Rome. In 41 Caligula was killed by conspirators from the senatorial class and from the Guard. The Praetorians placed Claudius on the throne, daring the Senate to oppose their decision.
"We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that 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."
Mrs. Obama said this:
"Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation. That you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed."
For those of you who traipsed into the voting booth and dropped a ballot for Obama, ask yourselves this: Has Obama described a “New National Brownshirts” organization to make sure you conform to the “Change” he promised to bring you?
Yes, it is called the "Civilian National Security Force.” But what will be its duties? What Obama described is another military unit separate from the current US Military. Other countries have, or had, their national security forces. Countries like the old Soviet Union, Cuba, China, North Korea, and Venezuela, and in the past, Hitler’s own “SS,” and let us not forget the Iranian “Republican Guard.” Glancing over this list of nations…did you happen to notice any similarities among them?
Alan Caruba, a friend and fellow blogger, said just a few days ago: “Barack Obama wants to institute a Civilian National Security Force, a vast militia not unlike Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, a personal army. He knows he would need such a force to protect him and to enforce his will on Americans.” Alan went on to say: “If you want to see another civil war, just wait for this new security force to come into being. Obama would need it because the concept of Posse Comitatus forbids the use of the U.S. military to enforce laws within the nation. An army of domestic followers of “the One” would fill that need, assuming that all other law enforcement agencies failed to resist such a horrendous plan." Alan is “spot on” as our Brit cousins used to say.
We have learned that ammunition sales and firearms sales are at an historical high currently within the United States. Americans are preparing to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights. Our forefathers put that amendment in the US Constitution for just such emergencies as the one we may be seeing develop right now.
Now, here is the bone chilling truth: SOME American citizens will be, as usual, completely happy to allow the government to do whatever it wants as long as nothing is required of them. However, the majority of Americans will not sit idly by and allow a President or a Congress to go “rogue” on us without resisting with whatever means necessary.
At the risk of being referred to as some sort of Swamp Pundit, allow me to assure you it takes no special skill, no special talent, or gift, (as in a ‘gift” to see into the future), to know there will be domestic violence in America’s future. The country is ruptured now, and Obama’s tossing of salt into the wound with his own “Praetorian Guard” will have no curative effect. In fact, just the opposite will occur. There are a lot of angry Americans between the two seas and short fuses are the order of the day.
When America is finished with its warm and fuzzy group hug, congratulating itself on how good it feels to have elected a black man as President, reality is going to set in. Reality can be a hard thing. The first thing Americans will realize is that the nation is just as divided as it was on November 3rd. They will realize, too, racism is still a fact of life in America, as it is in the rest of the world, and, about six months into the Obama regime, when those voters who were besotted by Obama’s charisma suddenly understand there is no way he can even begin fulfilling the promises he made, “Buyer’s Remorse” will set in. There are going to be some very unsettling times ahead for America. A Presidential Private Army will only make matters worse both for Obama and for the people of America.
J. D. Longstreet