Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Couple Political Thoughts

A few political quotes of the day. Thomas Sowell comments on the role of government.
photo Thomas Sowell: Random Thoughts
If politicians stopped meddling with things they don't understand, there would be a more drastic reduction in the size of government than anyone in either party advocates.
On the topic of the Fort Hood shooting Rush stated on his show,
This guy gets branded a terrorist outright except he's at war with the cops, not the population at random. So he's a terrorist outright. Meanwhile, this Hasan guy blows away 13 and wounds 30, and, "Ahhh, we can't jump to conclusions, Mr. Limbaugh. We really must be very, very careful here deciding how we characterize him." Well, I don't remember Obama not jumping to conclusions when he pronounced the cops up in Cambridge stupid in the "Skip" Gates case.
Now if I had said something even remotely close to the terrorist at Fort Hood, I would have been drummed out of the military and probably thrown in jail by Anonymous.

Now this brings up another question. Every military installation I have been on, the majority of people are unarmed. This has always struck me just a bit. I would think military bases would be targets of terrorists. Perhaps if military members owned weapons and carried them, this incident may have been stopped before it became as bad as it did. Then again, if political correctness had not run a muck in this country (see General Casey's comments on ABC News), we might not have this problem.
General Casey told me on This Week that he’s worried that diversity could become another victim of Thursday’s mass killing at Ft. Hood. The incident was not the first case of fratricide by a Muslim and when I asked how the military plans to deal with this potential problem in its ranks, Casey said, “Speculation could potentially heighten backlash against some of our Muslim soldiers and what happened at Fort Hood was a tragedy, but I believe it would be an even greater tragedy if our diversity becomes a casualty here. It’s not just about Muslims, we have a very diverse army, we have very diverse society and that gives us all strength. But again we need to be very careful about that.”
Diversity is so important, that we won't do what is right? How careful do we need to be. The military is not about doing the politically correct thing. It is about defending our nation, or so I thought. Ralph Peters nails it with this statement.
"Now 12 soldiers and a security guard lie dead. 31 soldiers were wounded, 28 of them seriously. If heads don’t roll in this maggot’s chain of command, the Army will have shamed itself beyond moral redemption.

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