My recent piece, "Obama: Fear and the Security Force," evoked more responses than perhaps any other article I've ever written. Many of them were very worthwhile contributions, and I've chosen three that I'm sure you'll find interesting. In the first one a reader posits a theory as to the purpose behind Barack Obama's Universal Voluntary Public Service program, and the remaining two are from people who believe that the idea is eerily, and ominously, familiar. They're worth your time. So first we have James of Florida, who wrote:
Most of us look at the constitution and see this brilliant document, clearly conceived to restrain government. Obama looks at the same document and thinks: How can I change you? I hate you. You're keeping me from fixing this rotten country.
If nothing else, we need to keep this from happening; how, I have no idea. I don't know how Justice Kennedy will rule on something like this and I'm sure that's where we're heading.
Another Anonymous respondent echoed the first one, writing:
I am a Cuban exiled who, as a little kid, was sent to the U.S. via the Peter Pan repatriation program of Catholic kids from Cuba to the U.S. What Obama wants to do is called “comites de vigilancia” (vigilante committees). Each street in Cuba has a “comite de vigilancia,” a family chosen by the government to “keep the peace” in the street. These family’s job is to spy on the activities in their street. They check who visits the neighbors and, if they are obeying the communists dictates. The result is a terror that is impossible to comprehend unless you have lived through it. You are imprisoned for any reason and thrown in jail without the benefit of a real trial.
Hugo Chavez has already begun to implement his version of the civilian vigilante force. This civilian spy network is used in every country ruled by the diabolical communist system. May the good Lord have mercy on us because, if Obama succeeds in implementing this plan, we will taste terror and it will be impossible for us to fight for freedom. Once communists take power in a country, they will not let go easily. From now elections will be won by socialists, except for a few here and there that the powers-that-be allow to make it look like they are not dictators. But trust me, we have lost our freedoms.