his thesis is that the foundations of western culture--freedom, civic militarism, capitalism, individualism, constitutional government, and secular rationalism--were spawned by the militant hoplite farmers, armed to the teeth, protecting their turf (and conversely was lost eventually, due to the corruptions spawned by global trade, in the subsequent excesses of the alexandrian and roman empires).
sound familiar? That's you up there now on the throne of empire. People need reassurance. advocate a return to the roots of democracy: the yeoman family farmer with his rifle and rural village that jefferson envisaged.
stage it in the context of the war on drugs and homeland security. a self-sufficient inner core cadre of good old boys riding around in their hyper-s.u.v.'s, protecting their solar stills with gulf two technology.
put colin in charge of recruiting in the high crime areas. selective screening will leave only criminals in these slums, who can be exterminated with the rest of the rats.