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Johnny, Get Your Gun-Free Zone (Mark Steyn)
steynonline.com ^ | Apr 3, 2014 | 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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1 posted on 04/03/2014 10:09:42 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: JLS

Ping


2 posted on 04/03/2014 10:10:54 AM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: neverdem

Spot on, as always. I love that guy...


3 posted on 04/03/2014 10:11:15 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/09/17/this-is-why-most-military-personnel-are-disarmed-on-military-bases-and-its-not-clintons-fault/

don’t shelter in da bushes


4 posted on 04/03/2014 10:18:23 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: TurboZamboni

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...


5 posted on 04/03/2014 10:19:50 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: neverdem
"In the wake of every teenager in Lower Manhattan sneaking past the half-blind Muslim security guard snoring at the foot of the new World Trade Center to bungee jump off the top,"

Am I the only one that finds that tragically ironic?

6 posted on 04/03/2014 10:22:23 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: neverdem
Apparently the only government department without a military force at its disposal is the military.

Priceless.

7 posted on 04/03/2014 10:53:56 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; a man who respects it has earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: neverdem

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.


8 posted on 04/03/2014 11:06:36 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: neverdem

If it’s OK for cops to carry their guns at the station house, why not soldiers on base?


9 posted on 04/03/2014 11:09:07 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Lose to Cruz - 2016!)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Very wise comment. Thank you!


10 posted on 04/03/2014 11:26:55 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: JennysCool

Thanks.


11 posted on 04/03/2014 11:30:51 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Revolt is coming.


12 posted on 04/03/2014 11:49:30 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: neverdem

The US has learned nothing from 9/11. Liberals are wrecklessly stupid. I hope NY and DC burn to the ground. They deserve it.


13 posted on 04/03/2014 12:21:05 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping.

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.

Thanks for the ping neverdem.


14 posted on 04/03/2014 12:37:31 PM PDT by JLS
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To: neverdem
No liberals other than Alan Dershowitz have a thing to say about the D'Souza outrage.

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! ;-)

15 posted on 04/03/2014 12:45:46 PM PDT by maryz
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To: neverdem
For your psycho gunman, a military base is basically a grade-school in uniform. Mark Steyn

Bingo

16 posted on 04/03/2014 2:09:23 PM PDT by GOPJ (For your psycho gunman, a military base is basically a grade-school in uniform. - Mark Steyn)
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To: Biggirl

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.


17 posted on 04/03/2014 3:09:55 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: neverdem
For your psycho gunman, a military base is basically a grade-school in uniform

Steyn BUMP!

18 posted on 04/03/2014 3:43:46 PM PDT by Gritty (For your psycho gunman, a military base is basically a grade-school in uniform-Mark Steyn)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
The problems in the United States are social due directly to public education which negatively impacts the political and economic spheres.

There, fixed it.

19 posted on 04/04/2014 8:56:16 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare is Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
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.

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.

20 posted on 04/05/2014 5:21:35 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: Carry_Okie

You are partially correct. Do not forget the media and the government with their constant stream of lies.


21 posted on 04/05/2014 7:15:57 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
You are partially correct. Do not forget the media and the government with their constant stream of lies.

You think the media aren't public education too?

22 posted on 04/05/2014 8:37:34 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare is Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Hitler did not trust his Army either.
So he formed the SS.
Obama....


23 posted on 04/05/2014 9:56:51 PM PDT by OldArmy52 (The question is not whether Obama ever lies, but whether he ever tells the truth.)
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