My kid just heard about Obama's call for a federal police force. In case you missed it, Obama said:
"We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we have set. We've got to have a civilian national security force, that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded."Spooky, no? (The video is at Scottish Right.) The frantic reaction from my newly-politically-aware kid was, "Oh my God. What can we do?"
There will be more of these reality-attacks in the coming months, as people realize how little information they had about the man that was just elected to the presidency of the United States of America. Many did know some things, and are full of foreboding today. If you're feeling anxious, ignore the sneering elitists (i.e., turn off the TV), take heart, and go read Maggie Thornton's The New Battle: A Convening of Conservative Warriors and Michelle Malkin's Gird your loins, conservatives. I'm not an expert at these things, but I believe that the reason that Obama had to appear to be far, far more moderate than he really is in order to win, is that people with conservative beliefs are far more numerous than you think.