Senator Boxer Wants to Militarize Public Schools

by Will

Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute

December 20, 2012

Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer of California, who is a bottomless fountain of foolishness, has proposed a measure that would permit governors to deploy National Guard troops to provide security at government-run schools.

?Is it not part of the national defense to make sure that your children are safe?? Boxer asked during a Capitol Hill press conference announcing her initiative.

Mass shootings like the incident in Newtown, Connecticut are horrific, but vanishingly rare. Criminologist Grant Duwe, who has compiled a history of mass murders in the U.S., points out that episodes of this kind peaked nearly a century ago and have been declining in number since the 1990s. The chance of someone ? man, woman, or child ? being killed in a mass shooting is roughly the same as that of being struck by lightning.

British commentator Tom Chivers perceptively notes that mass shootings ?fill a similar psychological space for the Left as Islamic terror does for the Right? ? by providing a rationale for restricting liberties in the name of public safety. Boxer?s proposal to militarize public schools is just as cynical and opportunistic as anything done by the Bush administration in the wake of 9-11.

 Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free. 

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