“It may sound a bit crazy and off base, but the thing is, he’s the one who proposed this national security force. I’m just trying to bring attention to the fact that we may â€” may not, I hope not â€” but we may have a problem with that type of philosophy of radical socialism or Marxism.”
– Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) in an interview with the AP
Well, he’s got one thing right…it does sound both crazy and off base.
But wait…there’s more!
“That’s exactly what Hitler did in Nazi Germany and it’s exactly what the Soviet Union did,” Broun said. “When he’s proposing to have a national security force that’s answering to him, that is as strong as the U.S. military, he’s showing me signs of being Marxist.”
And still more!
“We can’t be lulled into complacency,” Broun said. “You have to remember that Adolf Hitler was elected in a democratic Germany. I’m not comparing him to Adolf Hitler. What I’m saying is there is the potential.”
The ignorance is so thick you can cut it with a knife.
First off, any national security force wouldn’t be answering to Obama…it would answering to the President. And that President changes every 4 to 8 years.
Second, if Broun honestly thinks that something anywhere close to what happened in Germany and Russia could happen in America, he’s either not a student of American history or he needs to get on some powerful anti-anxiety meds immediately.