Obama’s Blue Shirts: Homeland Security graduates 1st class of FEMA Youth Corps

The United States has the most powerful military in the world, comprised of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. If that formidable military is insufficient to defend America, then nothing is.

Despite that, Barack Obama uttered these astonishing words during the 2008 presidential campaign. On July 2, 2008, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the POS deviated from his pre-released speech script and said the following:

“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.

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Obama never explained what he meant by “a civilian national security force.” But Rahm Emanuel, who was Obama’s first White House Chief of Staff, did say in a 2006 interview with the New York Daily News that all Americans aged 18-25 should be inducted into “universal civil defense training” — in effect, a civilian army. Emanuel’s idea is also contained in his co-authored book, The Plan. Here’s the audio of the interview:

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All of which is not only evocative of the Hitler Jugend (Hitler Youth Movement) and the Soviet Union’s Leninist Young Pioneers, it is also against a federal law, the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878. Here’s what Wikipedia says:

“The Posse Comitatus Act is a United States federal law (18 U.S.C. § 1385) passed on June 18, 1878, after the end of Reconstruction, with the intention… of substantially limiting the powers of the federal government to use the military for law enforcement. The Act prohibits most members of the federal uniformed services (today the Army, Air Force, and State National Guard forces when such are called into federal service) from exercising nominally state law enforcement, police, or peace officer powers that maintain ‘law and order’ on non-federal property (states and their counties and municipal divisions) within the United States. The statute generally prohibits federal military personnel and units of the National Guard under federal authority from acting in a law enforcement capacity within the United States, except where expressly authorized by the Constitution or Congress. The Coast Guard is exempt from the Act during peacetime.”

Fast forward four years from Obama’s 2008 civilian-army speech.

On September 13, 2012, the Obama administration’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) graduated its first class of FEMA Corps. On that day, 240 young adults ages 18 to 24 were sworn into service at an induction ceremony in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Since FEMA Corps specifically recruits young people, we may just as well call them the FEMA Youth Corps. And since they all wear royal-blue t-shirts, I suggest we call them Obama’s Blue Shirts.

What is FEMA Corps? This is what DHS says (I’ve embedded links to Wikipedia entries on CNCS and NCCC):

“FEMA Corps is an innovative partnership between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to enhance disaster response and recovery capacity while expanding career opportunities for young people.

Established as a new unit within the existing AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), FEMA Corps engages young adults ages 18 to 24 to provide ten months of full-time service on disaster response and recovery projects. Members will be deployed to assignments ranging from working directly with disaster survivors to supporting disaster recovery centers to sharing disaster response and mitigation information with the public.”

At the September 13 induction ceremony, members of the inaugural FEMA Corps class took the AmeriCorps pledge to “get things done for America” and heard from agency leaders about the important work that lies ahead.  FEMA Deputy Administrator Richard Serino and CNCS CEO Wendy Spencer were on hand to welcome the members and thank them for their commitment to service (see pic below).

This is the AmeriCorps pledge taken by the FEMA Youth Corps:

“I will get things done for America – to make our people safer, smarter, and healthier.
I will bring Americans together to strengthen our communities.
Faced with apathy, I will take action.
Faced with conflict, I will seek common ground.
Faced with adversity, I will persevere.
I will carry this commitment with me this year and beyond.
I am an AmeriCorps member, and I will get things done.”

“I will get things done” — what “things”? Contrast the AmeriCorps/FEMA Youth Corps pledge to the oath taken by everyone who enlists in the U.S. military:

I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.

On May 24, 2002, Representatives Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) and Tim Roemer (D-IN) introduced the 2002 Citizen Service Act (HR 4854) to add to the AmeriCorp pledge references to God and the Constitution. AmeriCorps members would be called upon to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States…without any mental reservation…So help me God.” But  the proposal stirred an outcry among current and former AmeriCorp participants who argued that the proposed pledge was divisive, “militaristic and religious,” and might deter recruitment. Although the Citizen Service Act was approved by both the Subcommittee on Special Education and the Committee on Education and the Workforce in June 2002, the House of Representatives took no further action on the Measure, and the AmeriCorps pledge remains unchanged.

According to DHS, the first class of FEMA Youth Corps had taken one month of AmeriCorps NCCC training and FEMA position-specific training. The Blue Shirts will now be deployed to their first assignments, supplementing existent reservist workforce in assisting citizens and communities who have been impacted by disasters.

After completing 1,700 hour of service, FEMA Youth Corps members will receive a $5,550 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to pay for tuition or pay student loans.  Members will gain significant training and experience in disaster services that can serve as a pathway to employment in the emergency management profession.

FEMA Youth Corps members will be based out of five AmeriCorps NCCC campuses across the country: Sacramento, Calif.; Denver, Colo.; Vinton, Iowa; Perry Point, Md.; and, Vicksburg, Miss. The program will engage 1,600 members annually when fully operational next year.

The blog FromTheTrenches observes that:

“While the idea of having a volunteer force of tens of thousands of volunteers scattered across the country to aid in times of natural disasters sounds great, the details and timing of this new government army is somewhat curious, if not disturbing. […]

Unlike most local disaster response teams who are volunteers, training periodically and only showing up when there’s a disaster, the FEMA Corps will be a paid, full time, standing army of government youth. […]

Over the past two years, President Obama has signed a number of Executive Orders suspending all civil and Constitutional rights and turning over management of an America under Martial Law to FEMA. Also in that time, domestic federal agencies under DHS, including FEMA, have ordered billions of rounds of ammunition as well as the corresponding firearms. Admittedly, these new weapons and ammunition aren’t to be used in some far-off war or to fight forest fires in California, but right here on the streets of America.

Individuals around the US have begun reporting the site of strange, new, heavily-armed FEMA fighting vehicles. What would a disaster relief agency like FEMA need with 2,500 brand new GLS armored fighting vehicles? According to the agency’s own mandate, as well as President Obama’s recent Executive Order, the answer is ‘population control’ during a time of Martial Law. […]

What is the US federal government preparing for? And why does it feel it needs an army of brainwashed youth, millions of guns, thousands of armored fighting vehicles and literally billions of rounds of ammunition, just to provide relief to the American people during a natural disaster? Any historian will tell you it sounds more like the arming of the Hitler Youth than an army of first responders fighting forest fires and hurricanes.”

H/t FOTM‘s Maziel and Joseph.

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UPDATE (Nov. 12, 2012):

Where was the newly-graduated class of FEMA Youth Corps in all the cities and places devastated by Hurricane Sandy? There was not even a single reported sighting of an Obama Blue Shirt. Not one.

~Eowyn

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Teresa Rice
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And people claim we’re extreme or nuts when we say that Obama’s following in the footsteps of Hitler and Stalin. The proof is in this administration’s actions.

Dave McMullen
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Dave McMullen

This is why we study history…its easy to see the truth

josephbc69
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EXACTLY, and the first thing I learned about history when I took it in university was that people only rarely learn from it. What REALLY breaks one’s mentation apart is to learn that the second thing we learn from history [and this follows, of course, from the first], is that we do not have a SINGLE instance of any society anywhere that gave up sufficient privileges from its lifestyle to avoid either revolution or collapse. Now THAT’s sobering in the extreme, and is why I cannot believe we are the supremely intelligent species, one that deserves to rule above all… Read more »

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TrailDust
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Okay, Dr. Eowyn,

You are officially scaring me right now. This is too plausible!
Rule one: Teach your kids to shoot.

~ TD

TrailDust
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With a landslide Romney victory impending, this looks like part of a terrifying “Plan-B” for the shadowy figures who control Obama.

If you understand the power of prayer, then take this subject to higher authority. If the Lord were to open our eyes, we would see there is a heavenly army all around us that makes Obama’s forces look like nothing.

We will win this one, and there will be remarkable things to follow.

~ TD

TrailDust
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Good thoughts, Kathy, and thank you for sharing them. I’m speaking in faith, after much prayer.

josephbc69
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Many, many thanks Eo for the VERY splendid compilation and extrapolation you magickly performed on my single news article! As soon as my 69 yr old eyes saw this I also saw ‘Hitler Youth Corps’ and ‘Stalin’s ‘Young Pioneers’ as well. This is SO bad that any & all who read it should be converted on the spot, it’s that bad. We have here deliberate subversion of youth at their most vulnerable, when they seek a mentor [who, IMO, should be Christ], but instead get a supra-worldly wannabe dictator, our very own Obamamama, creator of the first fascist nanny state!… Read more »

josephbc69
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No, seriously, the Pig does make me ill, so I had to leave this site and my computer to make dinner for my house mates. Get thee behind me, Satan!!

Dave D
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Dave D

Satan. Yes, or course. The Black Muslim Socialist Facist Satan again.

How do YOU propose we help disaster victims? Train 20,000 people in emergency procedures in six hours? Is it CRAZY to keep trained people available to assist when there’s another Katrina? Or is it CRAZY to make up evil intentions for valid functions of government.

josephbc69
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Yo, GF! You give him considerable credit for reading w/comprehension, but I do NOT. As you pointed out, were this fool after useful info he could have obtained it. No, just another mindless troll.

DCG
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We’ve got people trained at city, county, and state levels to respond to emergencies. We’ve also got the Red Cross. And many people are self sufficient, with emergency responses in place (myself included after a major earthquake and rain storm & electric outage, emergency kits/supplies in my home/car).

This is another racket by this admin to expand fed govt employees and God knows what else…

DLKSR.
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DLKSR.

Dr. Eowyn; I believe the first graduating class of 240 young audlts should be sent to Detroit….
What better place to enact the AmeriCorps complete pledge, (in a Hopeless Liberal Disaster), to assist citizens and communities; impacted by this endless man-made disaster?

Kathy
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Kathy

Great idea!! Can we throw in Dearborn too?

DLKSR.
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DLKSR.

Yes We Can! …Yes We Can! …Yes We Can!

TrailDust
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Kathy, you are bad! ;-D

TrailDust
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True dat, GF!

_TD

joandarc
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joandarc

Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this most informative post. Clearly, the king is using youth simnilar to what Hitler did because they indeed are, easily influenced and impressionable, idealistic and ready to follow. If the king really did have the safety and welfare of our nation in mind, he would invite all people of whatever age to join such a force, inasmuch as many people would have invaluable experience as a result of their professionals or experiences in their lives.

KG
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KG

JOBS…we have traded equality for prosperousness (Dennis Prager 11/17/12), forget about it!!!! The “rich” get taxed (who can give jobs), people are getting laid off because employers cannot afford Obamacare so they cut down employees across the USA, social security & medical benefits are looking grim, a broke gov printing money (40 Billion per mo. as of 1 mo. before election) a sign of ruin & later HYPERINFLATION, many gov jobs will have to be cut back, military will be coming home & need jobs, many pensions are unaffordable, & the gov still don’t want cut their own elaborate benefits… Read more »

Rob
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Rob

This is some scary stuff to contemplate. “Population Control ” under martial law?! WTF?
I am buying all the ammo and new weapons I can carry and my vehicle to get me out into the middle of nowhere is ready to go. F Obama and F his executive orders!

TrailDust
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If we had a ready standing army of volunteers, waiting to offer relief in times of disaster, then why is FEMA of absolutely no use to the victims of Hurricane Sandy and similar opportunities to prove a benign intent to their existence?

Christine A Hall
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And don’t we have the National Guard for such things? Gov.’s can call out their own troops, as they consider themselves “Citizen Soldiers”, as per that song my son loved so much when he was in the WVANG. They’re not all evil and willing to shoot us on the spot. They take all ages, they swear to uphold the Constitution, they know their neighbors family and friends, so it would be hard to treat them ill, (shooting them, herding them in camps, whatever) and there are SOOO many skills and abilities available due to the wide selection of folks involved.… Read more »

Gunny G
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Paul
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Paul

Obama needs his own personal army because he knows the military won’t support him. In fact, I’m surprised the military hasn’t demanded his resignation already.
It would be interesting to see how these civilian national defense corp go up against the real army. I don’t think they will prove to be much of a challenge.

pnordman
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pnordman

So help us all, God!! A trillion thanks for this, Dr. Eowyn, a reminder that we had better watch our backs, fronts and sides….

Ronnie Boyd
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We all know Obama is gathering his own army, who swear to do whatever the dictator tells them to do..Hopefully they won’t have to fight the American people …..The poor kids really don’t know what they are joining…

Jeff Hicks
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Jeff Hicks

Dr Eowyn, thank you for this information. Do you have any updated material? I will look at the site further once I hit post. They are building up for a war.. but the war will be against us. They will probably hit us with a type of plague to kill off some numbers and cause chaos. Can be watching the “Dollar Drop” which will cause the same amount of chaos. They can start using HAARP on us even more than messing with our weather. Natural disasters like earth quakes and much more. They have the ability and have had it.… Read more »

Sam
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Sam

What a bunch of fuckin’ dumbasses. You people have not one clue what NCCC or FEMA Corps are. Go ahead and start your little piss ant revolution. There are plenty of liberals who know how to shoot, too, and we won’t roll over and play nice for you ass hats.

DCG
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You’d think that someone who is a professional writer could communicate in a form without vulgarities. Yet it’s obvious you mastered the Alinsky School of Journalism. That might explain the poor reviews for your true crime book.