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Subject: Don't Think That It Can't Happen Here Storm clouds of civil
war began to darken Barack Obama's America?
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 10:24:20 -0500
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*Storm clouds of civil war began to darken Barack Obama's America?*
*Don't Think That It Can't Happen Here*

/By/ /Doug Patton/ Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Many Americans believe that we will never succumb to the tyranny that
has plagued the rest of the world throughout most of human history. Far
too many of us today think, "It can't happen here."

At the risk of appearing to don my tin foil hat and join the black
helicopter crowd, there are certain undeniable facts that keep rearing
their ugly heads. And as John Adams once said, "Facts are stubborn

Fact: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has likened town hall protesters to
Nazis. They have also been called "an angry mob."

Fact: One of those angry mobsters was a Michigan man who confronted his
congressman, John Dingell, about his concerns that the health care bill
will deny his disabled son the care he needs. Later, in the middle of
the night, someone showed up at this man's house and threatened him.
ACORN? Union thugs?

Fact: Barack Obama, President of the United States, has said that those
same mobsters need to "get out of the way and not do so much talking"
while he "cleans up the mess they left me."
Fact: The White House is asking supporters to snitch on their neighbors
by e-mailing any information about people who oppose the Democrat health
care plan. (If you would like to save your neighbor the trouble and turn
yourself in, the address is flag@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Fact: And, saving the worst for last, the U.S. Army is now running an ad
at that reads as follows:
"Internment/Resettlement (I/R) Specialists in the Army are primarily
responsible for day-to-day operations in a military confinement facility
or detention/internment facility. I/R Specialists provide
rehabilitative, health, welfare, and security to U.S. military prisoners
within a confinement or correctional facility; conduct inspections;
prepare written reports; and coordinate activities of
prisoners/internees and staff personnel."

The ad goes on to spell out the duties of an I/R Specialist, with one
particularly chilling sentence leaping off the page: "Provide command
and control, staff planning, administration/logistical services, and
custody/control for the operation of detention facility or the operation
of *a displaced civilian (DC) resettlement facility."* (Emphasis mine.)

During the dark days of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany, Lutheran Pastor and
Theologian Martin Niemoller wrote these now-famous words: "First they
came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist, so I did not speak
out. Then they came for the Socialists and Trade Unionists, but I was
not one of them, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews,
but I was not Jewish, so I did not speak out. And when they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out for me."

Fast forward three-quarters of a century: First they nationalized the
banks, and though I was not a banker, I spoke out, but no one listened.
Then they nationalized the automobile companies, and though I did not
work for them, I spoke out. Some people listened, but others took
advantage of "cash for clunkers." Then they nationalized the health care
system, and though I did not work in health care, I spoke out loud and
clear. And if they come to place me in an internment/resettlement camp
for speaking out, will there be anyone to speak out for me?

If the storm clouds of civil war began to darken Barack Obama's America,
do you think for a moment he would not implement martial law? In one of
the most shameful chapters in American history since slavery, Franklin
Roosevelt imprisoned American citizens during World War II because they
were of Japanese descent. Don't ever think it can't happen here.

*Doug Patton* Most recent columns
/Doug Patton is a freelance columnist who has served as a political
speechwriter and policy advisor to conservative candidates, elected
officials and public policy organizations. His weekly columns are
published in newspapers across the country and on selected Internet web
sites, including Human Events Online and, where he is a
senior writer and state editor. Readers may e-mail him at

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