Wednesday, July 9, 2008


"We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set," he said Wednesday. "We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."
response by MadOgre
response by Monster Hunter Nation

"Cannot continue to rely only on our military"? Say that to some service member and if you don't get your ass kicked its because he's got hearing loss from the noise at the front line.

Just what is on Obama's list of 'national security objectives'? Not stopping terrorism.

At the very end of this video Obama states "war that should have never been authorized and should have never been waged"

So we shouldn't wage war against terrorism? I'm pretty sure war is "authorized" the instant someone hijacks an airplane with our citizens on board. If you want to say our citizens shouldn't get hijacked, I'll agree with that, but how can you say we shouldn't wage war on terrorists? You'll notice that the hijackers were able to take over planes where passengers are not allowed their personal weapons for self defense.

Why exactly do we need a 'civilian national security force'? What would this force be doing? Making sure school kids do enough volunteer work? Burning books? Enforcing dress codes? Curfews? Confiscating personal security tools?

'just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded'
As powerful as the military? why? Our military is the most powerful in the world. The only possible reason to have a CNSF of equal power is to fight the military.

As well funded? holy crap. Obama wants to DOUBLE THE MILITARY BUDGET??? Where the hell is that money going to come from?

He said he would make federal assistance conditional on school districts establishing service programs and set the goal of 50 hours of service a year for middle school and high school students.
Don't we pay taxes that are supposed to go to the school districts? He's planning on withholding that money until the children are put to work?
For college students, Obama would set the goal at 100 hours of service a year and create a $4,000 annual tax credit for college students tied to that level of service.
OK, I don't see a problem requiring some sort of public service for college students who want to receive federal funding. Working your way through college never hurt anyone. However, making 'volunteer' service quotas a graduation requirement pretty much prohibits use of the term 'volunteer'.

I have other issues with the college system. I went to college and had two roommates who were recruited by the university to fulfil minority quotas. I have serious issues when non-citizens get scholarships. I have no problem at all requiring some sort of service to our country for foreign nationals who come here and get a free education and then want to return to their native country. When my tax money goes to educate someone from another country and my neighbors can't get into the same school BECAUSE THEY ARE CITIZENS there is a problem.

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