Skip to comments.Johnny, Get Your Gun-Free Zone (Mark Steyn)
Posted on 04/03/2014 10:09:42 AM PDT by neverdem
I have written for years about America's absurd paramilitarized bureaucracy: the federal Secretary of Education who employs not a single teacher but is the only education minister in the western world with his own SWAT team; Virginia's beverage regulators with their crack sparkling waterboarding team; USDA's Bunny Team Six; Wisconsin's Deer Team Six; the IRS agents ready to take out your W2 with an AR-15...
Apparently the only government department without a military force at its disposal is the military. So when a lone shooter opens up at an army base, Fort Shock'n'Awe has to call 911 and "shelter in place" until the county sheriff arrives. For your psycho gunman, a military base is basically a grade-school in uniform.
This seems, to put it politely, perverse - even for bases that don't sprawl over 340 square miles and have a population of 56,000. Years ago, American comics used to mock the unarmed British constabulary. Was it Robin Williams who did that routine about the copper in pursuit of a ne'er-do-well? "Stop! Or I'll shout 'Stop!' again..." The United States Government has taken it to the next level: everyone's armed except the army...
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Spot on, as always. I love that guy...
don’t shelter in da bushes
Yeah. I know. Did more research. PLENTY of blame to go around.
You know, if our Elected Officials would just READ the Constitution and live WITHIN its parameters, things would be SO much simpler...
Am I the only one that finds that tragically ironic?
The problems in the United States are social which negatively impacts the political and economic spheres. People, such as the creature in the White House, are being placed in a positions of authority over a Society to which they do not even belong. The new positions of authority are recognized, by them, as ultimately untenable, thus one witnesses the desperate attempts to stifle speech and various mummery’s mocking the newly elected Third World demographics. In short, the Third World parvenus in power are terrified that Americans will wake up and put them back where they belong; i.e. outside of our society. Look for even more oppression, insults, assaults and discrimination in employment. If Americans will not govern rest assured others will.
If it’s OK for cops to carry their guns at the station house, why not soldiers on base?
Very wise comment. Thank you!
Revolt is coming.
The US has learned nothing from 9/11. Liberals are wrecklessly stupid. I hope NY and DC burn to the ground. They deserve it.
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Thanks for the ping neverdem.
Dershowitz right again! He's always been right on Israel, and he's offered his help to the Pelletiers.
Finally a "strange new respect" for our side! ;-)
One would hope so as it is certainly needed. We cannot continue to be governed by these corrupt clowns. On the other hand I fear most Americans may be totally devoted to eating, drinking, drugging, copulating, evacuating the bowels, snoring and “The Games.” If true such devotion precludes a decent rage followed by action. Such devotion leads only to a desire for death, individually and collectively.
There, fixed it.
Sir, I think you nailed it right there. You and I--if I may speak to what I think you are saying--have no confidence that such a demographic is even realizing the social situation they are in, much less capable of formulating and carrying out any action to free themselves. We are so, so screwed to find ourselves dependent on such people in these times.
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