The Obama campaign brainiacs have set up the website “Attack Watch”. It’s stated purpose is to “Challenge negative statements about the president made by Republican presidential candidates and conservatives”. Is this an isolated incident or glimpse into our future?
Might this be the precursor to Obama’s stated goal of 2008?
In 2008 then presidential candidate Barack Obama announced, “ 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.” What objectives would they be, I wonder?
It doesn’t sound at all ominous until you look back in history to discover another great socialist has done this before.
The APL (American Protective League) began under the Wilson Administration in 1917. Surprise, surprise! It was a private organization, that claimed to have over 250,000 members. They had what was called “semi official” status.
Assignments were given to the APL by the BOI (Bureau of Investigation, predecessor of the FBI) and by the War Department’s Intelligence Division to report on “seditious and disloyal” conversation. Now that sounds Constitutional.
From the authorized history of the APL comes this specimen case:
“Powers County, Colorado: investigated fifty cases of mouth-to-mouth propaganda, a notable cause being that of a German Lutheran minister who refused to answer the questions as to which side he wished to win the war (WWI). He asked for time. The next day he declared very promptly that he wanted the United States to win. He was instructed to prove this by preaching and praying it in private as well as in public, which he agreed to do.” I see nothing wrong with that. How about you?
The following is an excerpt from “The Authorized History of
The American Protective League” written in 1919.
“It is supposed that breaking and entering a man’s home or office without warrant is burglary. Granted. But the League has done that thousands of times and has never been detected! It is entirely naive and frank about that. It did not harm or unsettle any innocent man. It was after the guilty alone, and it was no time to mince matters or to pass fine phrases when the land was full of dangerous enemies in disguise. The League broke some little laws and precedents? Perhaps. But it upheld the great law under the great need of an unprecedented hour.” So, for the greater good, I guess that’s all right.
Will this “Attack Watch” silliness lead to anything more nefarious? I don’t know. I do know who our president is & those that surround him, so it gives me pause that this is an isolated incident.