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Sen. Barbara Boxer: Activate National Guard to Protect Schools
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Posted on 12/20/2012 5:35:36 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Sen. Barbara Boxer: Activate National Guard to Protect Schools By Jack Coleman Created 12/20/2012 - 8:15pm

Senator Barbara Boxer is showing how far she will go in her endeavor to do something, anything in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre.

Appearing on Ed Schultz's radio show yesterday, Boxer says she is filing legislation that would allow governors to activate up to 4,000 National Guard soldiers nationwide to provide security at schools. (audio after page break)

There's a wrinkle -- the soldiers wouldn't actually be assigned to schools in Boxer's plan. Instead, they'd fill in for local police working "desk jobs" who would then protect schools themselves.

No, I am not making this up.

Here's a clip of Boxer describing her creative scheme to Schultz (audio) --

BOXER: We have 300 million weapons out there in America, so no matter what we do, we're not going to get rid of those weapons. So we need to keep the schools safe and I'm working on bills to allow the schools in an affordable way to be able to protect the students by having more personnel who are trained personnel.

SCHULTZ: Well, we have heard from a number of different states actually that are bringing forth legislation on a state level that they would arm the teachers!

BOXER: Well that's ridiculous! Arming the teachers is ridiculous and you're saying it's happening in many states. This is not a teacher's job. And, you know, what's really very interesting is, as I introduce my bills, one of which would allow the National Guard to become available to the governors who requested them. This is the current status now for the drug interdiction program where governors ask the Secretary of Defense to provide National Guard, up to 4,000 of them, to help in drug interdiction. My bill would say, it's called SOS -- Save Our Students -- allow the Guard without any problems with Posse Comitatus because they would really be relieving some of the police officers who are at desk jobs and allow those police officers to just go in front of the schools. This would allow the schools to not have to put the burden on a teacher. Imagine! A teacher goes to school, as you've pointed out, and to college and gets degrees to teach, not to learn how to kill!

Yes, it's clearly unrealistic to expect teachers to learn any more than necessary, not with union contracts to honor, thank you very much. Beyond that, do we really want to trust them with the safety of our children?

Suffice it to say that if the "SOS" bill were in effect now, National Guard soldiers would be filing paperwork and making coffee at the Newtown police station while local police were assigned sentinel duty outside local schools.

Then when the next rampage takes place elsewhere, local police would again guard a school after children were slaughtered there. It would not be long before any police officer assigned this duty was tagged with an unfortunate nickname by embittered residents -- The Cop Who Got Here Too Late. One can easily envision police officers lining up for this assignment, or at least Boxer can envision it.

It doesn't take much in the way of imagination, except perhaps to the honorable Democrat from California, to see the majority of deployments along these lines coming in response to bogus threats phoned in by teenage scofflaws and various miscreants.

Just wondering -- would a declaration of war be necessary before doing this or only if a Republican is president?

Appearing last night on "The Rachel Maddow Show" on MSNBC, Boxer did not bring up her proposal, except to mention that she's working on legislation for "school safety."


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Ok, it's the end of 2012, but this one ranks near the top
1 posted on 12/20/2012 5:35:46 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Baba thinks that bloody shirt looks good on her.
2 posted on 12/20/2012 5:38:32 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: Sub-Driver

They can be more useful on the border. But way to up the drama queen level, senatard.


3 posted on 12/20/2012 5:39:08 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Sub-Driver

America takes another swirl around the bowl.


4 posted on 12/20/2012 5:39:27 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Sub-Driver

So they can’t go on the border but we can put them in the schools?


5 posted on 12/20/2012 5:39:35 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why is this woman still in the U.S. Senate?


6 posted on 12/20/2012 5:39:58 PM PST by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: Sub-Driver

Can you say “dumb as a boxer of rocks”?


7 posted on 12/20/2012 5:40:29 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Save the nation, have your family's progressives spayed or neutered.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I have a box of rocks that’s smarter than her.


8 posted on 12/20/2012 5:40:41 PM PST by rbg81
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To: Sub-Driver

My bill would say, it’s called SOS — Save Our Students — allow the Guard without any problems with Posse Comitatus

They are always trying to find a way around things that
restrict their agenda.


9 posted on 12/20/2012 5:41:31 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a fool! It’s about EVIL, not about the safety of schools. Bad people will just move on to the next Gun Free zone.


10 posted on 12/20/2012 5:42:32 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Sub-Driver
Here's a better idea,Babs...

ACTIVATE THE NATIONAL GUARD TO POLICE CHICAGO

Chicago Sets A Gruesome Record

11 posted on 12/20/2012 5:43:13 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: Sub-Driver

I say activate the National Guard to see if they can find Boxer’s brain. It’s got to be laying around out there somewhere. Lanza is one of your’s Babs. Liberals like you created monsters like him. You and your ilk own it.


12 posted on 12/20/2012 5:44:02 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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To: Sub-Driver

DAMN..the stupid..it BURNS!! Hey Babs, here’s an idea, how about putting National Guard troops at our embassies maybe than Benghazi would never have happened


13 posted on 12/20/2012 5:44:46 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sub-Driver

Somebody tell Babs they are all in Assghanistan and Iraq and I guess now Syria.


14 posted on 12/20/2012 5:44:49 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Volunteer

“...Why is this woman still in the U.S. Senate?...”

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Because of the same ilk that put Obama back in the Oval Office. God help America -— please!! The Repubs in the Congress won’t.


15 posted on 12/20/2012 5:44:49 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Sub-Driver

Does anyone else think if the CT shooting had been done by a Muslim or an illegal alien we would be haring crickets chirping from the Dems?


16 posted on 12/20/2012 5:46:15 PM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nope. They’ll hire more Democrat voters.


17 posted on 12/20/2012 5:46:15 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Sub-Driver

4000 national guards, wow California has nearly 10,000 schools, so these guards would be spread pretty thin... I am ashamed of Boxer, sorry she is in the senate.. but that is california.. fruits and nuts


18 posted on 12/20/2012 5:46:58 PM PST by JoanneSD
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To: Sub-Driver

4000 national guards, wow California has nearly 10,000 schools, so these guards would be spread pretty thin... I am ashamed of Boxer, sorry she is in the senate.. but that is california.. fruits and nuts


19 posted on 12/20/2012 5:47:10 PM PST by JoanneSD
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To: Sub-Driver
one of which would allow the National Guard to become available to the governors who requested them.

Technically, babs, I think that works the other way around. Master, servant... States made the Federal government as an instrument of their will, not the other way around.

Seems I remember a bible verse or Kipling verse about a servant when he reigns....

/johnny

20 posted on 12/20/2012 5:48:35 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Sub-Driver
Among both elementary and secondary public schools the US has 100,000 public schools. How do you deploy 4000 NG personnel to make a difference? The idiocy of emotional demogogues reveals itself.
21 posted on 12/20/2012 5:49:13 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Sub-Driver

TV quote time:

“There’s a reason you separate military and the police. One fights the enemies of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people.”


22 posted on 12/20/2012 5:50:29 PM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Volunteer

Because like so many other of our representatives she has not stolen enough millions yet!


23 posted on 12/20/2012 5:51:20 PM PST by Mastador1
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To: rbg81

"Babs makes me look like Albert Einstein."

24 posted on 12/20/2012 5:51:20 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Volunteer
Why is this woman still in the U.S. Senate?

Ever since she narrowly defeated the great conservative Bruce Herschensohn in 1992, she has faced only nonentities when running for re-election.

25 posted on 12/20/2012 5:52:16 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Arming teachers is not ridiculous. There are lots of reasons besides security to require they pass a state’s highway patrol course before they enter the classroom.

And there are ways to secure weapons and have them readily available all at the same time.

So, basically, kids would get taught by semi-cops.


26 posted on 12/20/2012 5:52:48 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Sub-Driver

That’s it- these people are “lock up”- crazy. How are we ever going to make it through the years with these people in charge?


27 posted on 12/20/2012 5:56:20 PM PST by Truth2012
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To: Sub-Driver
Calling out the National Guard for a full time job?
Babs is plumbing new depths of Marxist moron stupidity.
28 posted on 12/20/2012 5:58:04 PM PST by Amagi (John "Cry Baby" Boehner is a traitorous weasel.)
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To: Sub-Driver

So Babs is finally tacitly admitting that the whole GUN FREE ZONES thingy doesn’t actually mean there will be no guns in those zones.


29 posted on 12/20/2012 5:58:56 PM PST by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: Sub-Driver

What part of the COnstitution does she not understand? Oh yeah, all of it!


30 posted on 12/20/2012 6:00:55 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Activating the National Guard is expensive.
WOuld be worth it, though, if the NG could protect USA from BBoxer


31 posted on 12/20/2012 6:02:40 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Sub-Driver

Let’s just make it mandatory that all parents home school their children, and some home schoolers can even take in a few more around the neighborhood, for those that cannot.

We would save billions of dollars in educational costs, not have to deal with the teachers unions and our children would be better educated.

that is a proven fact.

bobo


33 posted on 12/20/2012 6:11:44 PM PST by bobo1 (I)
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To: Sub-Driver

Boxer is definitely an idiot that would think MORE signs would work and also be the first to say “MOVE that Deer Crossing sign down the road 1/2 mile so the deer will quit crossing at that curve”.

People are continually insulting boxes of rocks by comparing dumbness to Pols and them.

Like the man said, you need a license to be a Doctor, Lawyer, Truck Driver, Beautician, Nail Cutter, Barber etc etc etc but ANY DUMB SOB can be a Pol, they don’t even have to serve an apprenticeship or get a background check.


34 posted on 12/20/2012 6:15:14 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Sub-Driver

Why not just declare Marshal Law and have the military everywhere? This is really what she wants, a true police state.


35 posted on 12/20/2012 6:15:29 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Sub-Driver

Feinstein offers the ‘dumber than a box of rocks’ solution.

Just like on the border, within a short while, those NG would be issued replacement rubber bullets for real ones. Within a short while, PC would have the NG basically toothless.

Libs mean well, sometimes, but they just don’t think things through.


36 posted on 12/20/2012 6:24:08 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Truth is a Weapon

I do.


37 posted on 12/20/2012 6:34:38 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

>Why not just declare Marshal Law

is that the Matt Dillon or the Chuck Norris version?


38 posted on 12/20/2012 6:37:23 PM PST by RitchieAprile (the obstreperous gentleman..)
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To: Sub-Driver

“When in trouble or in doubt,
Run in circles, scream and shout.”

Next question, Senator:
How are you going to pay for it?


39 posted on 12/20/2012 6:41:23 PM PST by AbnSarge
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To: Sub-Driver

Why don’t we just require every teacher who is a member of the military reserves or national guard to carry a sidearm or concealed firearm at all times during school hours. I suspect we would see very few of these incidents if it were common knowledge that there is likely to be armed teachers on every campus.

We don’t need to call out the national guard, but Boxer at least seems to recognize that you can’t stop bullets with words. You need bullets.

Boxer’s idea to call out the National guard is as stupid an idea as they come, but using current national guard members, military reserves and combat veterans who are teachers or administrators as an armed defense against these attacks would clearly bean effective deterrent.


40 posted on 12/20/2012 6:47:38 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: AbnSarge
How are you going to pay for it?

Since The Bernank and Turbo Tim are generating a trillion per year or so in fake money what's another couple hundred million?

41 posted on 12/20/2012 6:48:39 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh, and by the way Senator, I would expect you to know that the governors command, and can call up their states’ National Guard without any “allow” from Congress, and since they are then in the State role, are not subject to Posse Comitatus. That’s why NG is called up for civil disturbances, not the active component.


42 posted on 12/20/2012 6:50:53 PM PST by AbnSarge
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To: Volunteer
Why is this woman still in the U.S. Senate?

I have to admit there's only a very few ultra-blue states that would vote her in. She found one of them.

43 posted on 12/20/2012 6:50:53 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation
what's another couple hundred million?

It will cost that much to weed out all the pedophiles and perverts.

44 posted on 12/20/2012 6:52:27 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

Agreed. They wouldn’t be saying a thing.


45 posted on 12/20/2012 6:57:42 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: RitchieAprile

Slipped a gear on that one didn’t eye?


46 posted on 12/20/2012 7:25:11 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Lot of ignorance here and with the politicians about the National Guard {and it’s National Guard, never national guards - they’re not warehouse watchmen}.

The National Guard is already under control of the states and its governors. It does not need federal authorization to do something, even something as stupid as this proposal by dumb-as-dirt Boxer.

National Guardsmen do not hang around the armory like fireman at the firehouse waiting for the next call from some stupid politician. They have real full-time civilian jobs like you do and train for real missions, from Special Ops insertions and fighter air strikes in Afghanistan to evacuation and rescue in a local flood.

Somehow it’s in too many people’s minds, including here at FR, that the Guard {not “guards”} is sort of like a constabulary day labor force ready to do the job that other well paid bureacracies can’t or won’t do, like guard the border, do drug searches, or guard schoolhouses.


47 posted on 12/20/2012 7:27:36 PM PST by oldbill
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To: Sub-Driver

She admits something most flaming lefties will not admit, that you can `fight fire with fire,’ but she doesn’t want to admit that common citizens can be trusted with guns.
Soldiers have to do it.
OK Babs, guns with good guys behind them belong in school. Now we’re getting somewhere. We’re really not that bad.
Yet.


48 posted on 12/20/2012 7:32:10 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives. "A long train of abuses and usurpations.")
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To: Volunteer

To #6: Why is this woman still in the U.S. Senate?

Easy answer: She is proof positive that the mentally ill can win a Democrat Senate race ad nauseaum in California. Same applies to a lot of Democrat Representatives all over the country: Maxine Waters; Sheila Lee Jackson; Clyburn; Johnson; Hastings, Debbie WassermanTest-Putz; Alan Grayson, the poster boy for Mental Health Year; Schumer; Reid; that dork from Illinois - Durbin; Kerry; Harkin; Franken; Kaine; etc.

And we call Lanza “crazy”!


49 posted on 12/20/2012 7:34:45 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Are you sure that it’s crazy?

Couldn’t it just be brain dead stupid?


50 posted on 12/20/2012 7:38:27 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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