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."
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.”
Because like so many other of our representatives she has not stolen enough millions yet!
"Babs makes me look like Albert Einstein."
Ever since she narrowly defeated the great conservative Bruce Herschensohn in 1992, she has faced only nonentities when running for re-election.
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.
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?
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.
What part of the COnstitution does she not understand? Oh yeah, all of it!
Activating the National Guard is expensive.
WOuld be worth it, though, if the NG could protect USA from BBoxer
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.
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.
Why not just declare Marshal Law and have the military everywhere? This is really what she wants, a true police state.
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.
>Why not just declare Marshal Law
is that the Matt Dillon or the Chuck Norris version?
“When in trouble or in doubt,
Run in circles, scream and shout.”
Next question, Senator:
How are you going to pay for it?
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.
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