Way back in 2008 Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) worried many Americans when he openly considered the idea of creating a national civilian police force to patrol the nation.
“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that 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… People of all ages, stations, and skills will be asked to serve.“
Sure, the idea is foolhardy and unconstitutional, but since when has that ever kept a liberal from pursuing a certain policy? Many of today’s most popular liberal policies are reckless, foolish, dangerous, and/or unconstitutional – “free” college, “free” forced healthcare, dangerously high taxation, federal control of the private market through regulation and taxation, and now…. A federally controlled police force.
Since we hadn’t heard about it from the President in years, you may have thought that the idea had passed, but you’d be wrong. We know that they’re still working on this unconstitutional project because of a recently leaked memo from President Obama’s (and Hillary Clinton’s) sugar daddy, George Soros. Apparently, George hasn’t forgotten about this little hobby horse. Here’s what he had to say about getting a federally constituted organization of brownshirts.
A leaked document from George Soros’s Open Society Foundations exposes the billionaire’s level of involvement in attempting to build what his organization describes as a “national movement” to reform local police forces across the U.S. The reform largely consists of federal guidelines for local police forces.
The document identifies an opportunity in the police killings of African-American men in Ferguson, Staten Island, North Charleston, and Baltimore. It relates that the U.S. contingent of Open Society held a planning meeting titled, “Police Reform: How to Take Advantage of the Crisis of the Moment and Drive Long-Term Institutional Change in Police-Community Practice.”
The Department of Justice recently selected the first six cities to host pilot sites for the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice, which was launched last fall to help repair and strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve by exploring strategies intended to enhance procedural justice, reduce implicit bias, and support racial reconciliation.
We are gaining a better understanding of these efforts in order to determine how best USP can use this moment to create a national movement. We have already had a set of preliminary conversations with about a dozen key stakeholders and will undertake a field scan to map the areas of work currently underway to advance police reform, including an assessment of the redundancies and gaps in work, and opportunities for collaboration.
The liberal “criminal justice reform” clique might pretend this is all about reforming the justice system to make life in America fairer for everyone, but the truth is that it’s all about control and power. And this leaked memo is more evidence of that fact, which is why they talk about horrific violence in our inner cities as an “opportunity.” As Rahm Emanuel once said “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
George Soros and Barack Obama agree…