Skip to comments.Sen. Barbara Boxer: Activate National Guard to Protect Schools
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."
As far as I'm concerned, E-1 through E-5 need to be studying their MOS or AFSC and trying to upgrade.
Officers need to be prodded with rare books from the 1600s on pike squares or put on the spot with what OODA means. Or be made to quote from Tzun Tzu.
Oh, and keeping their deployment folder, shot record, dental record, medical record, diversity training stuff up to date.
Our guys are busy enough. Give protecting schools to vets that have a couple of DD-214s under their belts and are too fat to hump a mile and a half with the kids.
The bloody shirt did wonders for the Reverend Jackson’s career. But Babs wanting to turn weekend warriors into weekday warriors? Never let a crisis go to waste, I suppose.
What good are soldiers without guns?
But will they be inside or outside the metal doors?
Did she get to the part about having guns that shoot confetti?
Why not? They're not doing anything anyway. If they were actually doing their job, we wouldn't have the dumbest kids in the world.
And, you know, what's really very interesting is, as I introduce my bills
I, ME, MY!
What's really very interesting is; NOT you, you festering attention whore.