The End Of America As We Knew It.

Posted: July 23, 2012 in Big Government, Favorite Posts, Police State
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Thank God for the “Affordable Care Act”!

We now have the Federal Government ensuring that as Americans we all have……….

……..A militarized civilian police force?

The text in bold is the text as taken from the Affordable Care Act. The standard text are my questions and analysis of this section of the law.

See the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, page 1312:

SEC. 5210. ESTABLISHING A READY RESERVE CORPS. Section 203 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 204) is amended to read as follows:

SEC. 203. COMMISSIONED CORPS AND READY RESERVE CORPS.

(a) ESTABLISHMENT–
(1) IN GENERAL.–here shall be in the Service a commissioned Regular Corps and a Ready Reserve Corps for service in time of national emergency. (What constitutes a “national emergency”? This vague term does not identify what conditions must be met for an event to be considered a national emergency.)

(2) REQUIREMENT.–All commissioned officers shall be citizens of the United States and shall be appointed without regard to the civil-service laws and compensated without regard to the Classification Act 2 of 1923, as amended. (Notice that this specifies commissioned officers must be legal citizens, it does not state that enlisted individuals must fulfill a citizenship requirement. The Classification Act 2 and civil service laws apply to civilian government employees. The only government employees that are not subject to the civil service laws are the military. The ready reserve corps will operate without regard to these laws, one can easily infer then that this corps is more of a military branch than it is a branch of the civil service.)

(3) APPOINTMENT.– Commissioned officers of the Ready Reserve Corps shall be appointed by the President and commissioned officers of the Regular Corps shall be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. (Note that officers of the corps are appointed by the Executive branch without any Senate oversight)

(4) ACTIVE DUTY.–Commissioned officers of the Ready Reserve Corps shall at all times be subject to call to active duty by the Surgeon General, including active duty for the purpose of training. (This is a standing force that is on the ready at all times.)

(5) WARRANT OFFICERS.–Warrant officers may be appointed to the Service for the purpose of providing support to the health and delivery systems maintained by the Service and any warrant officer appointed to the Service shall be considered for purposes of this Act and title 37, United States Code, to be a commissioned officer within the Commissioned Corps of the Service.

(b) ASSIMILATING RESERVE CORP OFFICERS INTO THE REGULAR CORPS.—Effective on the date of enactment of the Affordable Health Choices 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. (Effectively any Presidentially appointed reserve corps officer will be automatically assimilated into the regular corps without any oversight or requirements. )

(c) PURPOSE AND USE OF READY RESERVE.–
(1) PURPOSE.–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. (At this point the “ready reserve” and “commissioned corps” are being compared to the “uniformed service’s”. This wording infers similarities in organizational structure with the military.)

(2) USES.–The Ready Reserve Corps shall–
(A) participate in routine training to meet the general and specific needs of the Commissioned Corps; (nothing real special here)

(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; (Did you notice the word “involuntary” in that sentence? And again a reference to similarities with the “uniformed services”)

(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 (DID YOU READ THAT!? BOTH FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC! So we are discussing a military style “civilian” corps that can be involuntarily deployed to a foreign land as deemed necessary by the President for an undefined “national emergency” or “public health emergency”. Currently the military is the only place that this type of stuff exists. So again, more similarities with the uniformed services.)

(D) be available for service assignment in isolated, hardship, and medically underserved communities (as defined in section 399SS) to improve access to health services. (I can’t help but think of the scenes in movies like Shindler’s List where the poor and destitute Jews were stood in line and watched over by the military police. Most of which were under the impression they were in those lines for their own good.)

(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 such sums as may be necessary to the Office of the Surgeon General for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2014. Funds appropriated under this subsection shall be used for recruitment and training of Commissioned Corps Officers. (WHAT!? A vague definition of how money will be appropriated and allocated…..no, not from our government!)

The hardcore Obama supporters out there will excuse this obvious power grab as nothing more than our dear leader and his minions filling the gaps in our nations emergency response preparedness. There are rebuttals out there stating that this is simply the creation of a reserve corps for the Public Health Service. The PHS does not have a uniformed reserve and has had past difficulties in fielding adequate numbers of their people to emergencies, such as after Hurricane Katrina.

What they will and have failed to address are the questions I raised above.

They will fail to address why essentially another branch of the military has been created.

They will fail to address why this new force answers directly to the President and requires no formal declaration of any type by Congress in order to be deployed domestically and abroad.

They will fail to address why this was snuck in with the “healthcare law” to begin with.

They will fail to address what a standing civilian army operating under its own set of rules implies for the future of our country.

They will fail to address the dangers of having solely executive appointed leadership operating a militarized force.

They will fail to admit that these are Obama’s “brown shirts”.

The term “brown shirt’s” was a nickname for the Nazi paramilitary police force the Sturmabteilung, or SA. The SA were a force created by the Nazi party that existed outside of the military but mirrored military ranking and operational procedures. The SA carried out the bidding of the Nazi party and was assigned to special duties by the party. They were an intrical part of the rise of the Nazi party and Adolf Hitler into power. Eventually the SA was dissolved and replaced by the more famous SS…..but that would NEVER happen in America.

The main argument supporting that this will not be a militarized force is that this is intended to be a corps of doctors, nurses, medical professionals, etc. But where is this specified? I did not read any requirements for members of the corps. If the requirements still need to be written then the legislation should not have passed. Half cocked legislation is dangerous and leaves an open door for the abuse of legislative power.

Maybe it wont be President Obama who misuses this new “corps”. Maybe we wont see misuse in our lifetimes, maybe we will. But the first question that needs to be answered is why is this even necessary? What void exists in the current plethora of military and police forces that exist at the Federal, State, and municipal levels?

Am I missing something?

The stated use for this corps is for national emergencies….which happen frequently enough that a new paramilitary force should be created and kept on standby at all times, right?

What is a national emergency anyway? We often hear declarations of a “state of emergency” for cities, counties, or nearly entire states due to flooding, wildfires, tornados, hurricanes, etc. In these circumstances we have municipal city and fire departments with back up from surrounding communities or county offices. Then there are the National Guard and FEMA as well. Not to mention the thousands of volunteers, hundreds of non profit organizations and many church organizations that pour into any disaster area in the nation to help with relief.

To have a national emergency we must have to have such a massive natural disaster that it throws our entire nation into chaos, or we are invaded by a foreign military, or we have a pandemic, or we are invaded by aliens. In those circumstances I would say that a national emergency could be declared. In those instances what good will the brown shirts serve?

It seems to me that the dangers that exist with a standing paramilitary force are far greater than the rewards. After all, if this is such a great thing that is highly necessary….why did it get snuck through in the healthcare reform law?

Concerns such as mine are being dismissed as “conspiracy theory”. This is a convenient scape goat term that is used as a blanket to cover any descending point of view. It is the fastest and easiest way to discredit and devalue analysis that does not coincide with the “official story”. Once something is labeled a conspiracy theory a whole new set of requirements is put on the idea that even the original story did not meet. I do not find this issue to be a conspiracy or a theory about a conspiracy at all! This has happened. The law exists, the text is there, interpret it how you may. I am attempting to point out some things that seem off to me.

I can’t pinpoint the reason behind all of this, but I can tell you that it appears to me this was created with intentions beyond the stated official story. I don’t think it bodes well for the future of America to have such things in existence. I think that the creation of a paramilitary force acting under direct authority of the executive branch is a sign of what is coming. I don’t like it. I think that it is the end of America as we knew it.

What do you think?

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  1. […] The End Of America As We Knew It. […]

  2. This is why we need a Republican Congress and a Republican Presidency, so they can launch a wholesale repeal of the ACA. A Ron Paul Presidency would be far better than a Mitt Romney Presidency, but hell, he’s better than our incumbent, who seems to be trying to establish near-dictatorial power for himself.

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