The Missourian receives letters to the editor from people who live in distant states. We usually give preference to letter writers who live in our circulation area. Probably the writers of these letters send their opinions to many newspapers, large and small.

Just the other day we received a letter to the editor from a resident of Orange, Calif. He has written before and always signs his name. We don’t recall ever publishing one of his letters. We will pass on some of his comments because we have heard the same opinions expressed by residents of this area. As readers of this column know, we are not a fan of President Barack Obama and believe he has been a very poor leader. Present conditions attest to that.

The California letter writer offered this: “On July 2, 2008, Obama delivered a speech in Boulder, Colo., in which he promised the creation and establishment of a ‘Civilian National Security Force.’ He promised it would be just as powerful, just as strong and just as well funded as the U.S. military. He said we cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we seek.”

The next paragraph had this: “There is a 1925 precedence for such a force when Hitler formed his own bodyguard called the Schutzstaffel (SS). The SS grew from a small paramilitary unit into a military organization that was despised by the regular German army. The armed SS (Waffen-SS) grew from three regiments to over 38 divisions during World War II. It was directly responsible for the Malmedy massacre in which 80 American prisoners of war were executed on Dec. 17, 1944, by the Peiper brigade of the 1st SS Panzer Division during the Battle of the Bulge.

The national security objectives described by Obama define a brutal totalitarian government modeled after the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin. Achieving his objective is currently being initiated using the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act that he signed in law Jan. 2 that allows the arrest and indefinite military detention of U.S. citizens. Obama now secretly targets U.S. citizens for execution without ever charging them with a crime. We all have become targets now.”

We have talked to folks who believe this and what follows from the letter: “The final step prior to completing his objective will be to disarm us by confiscating our firearms either at the state level as proposed by New York and California or nationally with the convenient help of the United Nations. The UN will create an international gun registry setting the stage for full-scale gun confiscation in the U.S. Obama will then use his private army to eliminate disarmed dissidents such as the sportsmen, veterans, Tea Party, and the religious right in a series of Waco-style military assaults.”

As mentioned, the only reason we are publishing this is because we have citizens in this area who believe this nonsense. Anyone who disagrees with them is labeled naive.

This republic has too many controls to allow anything like this to happen!