Congressman: Obama’s Plan Raises ‘Red’ Flag News Wire

ATLANTA, Nov. 11, 2008 — A Congressman from Georgia is raising a “red” flag about Barack Obama’s plan to create a civilian force to help the military with security on the home front.

“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,” Obama said in July.

“It may sound a bit crazy and off base, but the thing is, he’s the one who proposed this national security force,” The Associated Press quoted Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., as saying. “I’m just trying to bring attention to the fact that we may may not, I hope not but we may have a problem with that type of philosophy of radical socialism or Marxism.

“That’s exactly what (Adolf) Hitler did in Nazi Germany and it’s exactly what the Soviet Union did,” Broun added. “When he’s proposing to have a national security force that’s answering to him, that is as strong as the U.S. military, he’s showing me signs of being Marxist.”

Broun said he wasn’t comparing Obama, who heads the fictional Office of the President-elect, to Hitler.

“We can’t be lulled into complacency,” Broun said. “You have to remember that Adolf Hitler was elected in a democratic Germany. I’m not comparing him to Adolf Hitler. What I’m saying is there is the potential of going down that road.”

Joseph Farah, editor of WorldNetDaily, raised concerns about Obama’s statement in a column he penned.

“If we’re going to create some kind of national police force as big, powerful and well-funded as our combined U.S. military forces, isn’t this rather a big deal?” he wrote.

“I thought Democrats generally believed the U.S. spent too much on the military,” Farah added. “How is it possible their candidate is seeking to create some kind of massive but secret national police force that will be even bigger than the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force put together?”

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