HAVE A NATIONAL DEBATE
ON KEEPING SCHOOLS SAFE
By: John Bender
It is interesting and very
revealing that leftists of all stripes attacked Mr. Wayne LaPierre, Vice President of the
National Rifle Association, and his call for armed guards in the nations schools. To any rational person who is interested in keeping
our schoolchildren safe, this proposal is sound and its implementation overdue. Yet, the usual coalition of rabid anti-Second
Amendment zealots attacked the idea and mocked it.
interesting and revealing aspect of this situation is most of those attacking the idea
that armed guards keep people safe are protected by armed guards. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his toady,
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, want schools to remain gun free zones yet; they
are personally surrounded by armed guards 24/7. Left wing shill, David Gregory, was among
the media members who mocked the idea of armed guards for government schools. But he sends his kids to an expensive private
school where they are guarded by a staff of eleven armed guards.
radicals in both houses of Congress also mocked the idea of armed guards protecting our
schools, while they spend their days on Capitol Hill in a virtual armed fortress,
surrounded by a heavily armed police force tasked only with keeping them and their staffs
safe. The vast majority of the ruling
political class works in facilities where they are protected by armed guards.
question is: Why is it a good idea to have armed guards protecting politicians and rich
children, but a bad idea to have armed guards protecting our children in government
schools? Lets have that debate.
see if the people think political hacks are more worthy of armed protection than their
children and grandchildren. Lets debate
whether the kids of an overpaid shill are more worthy of armed protection than the
children stuck in government schools. Lets
debate protecting the Capitol by eliminating the armed guards and making the Capitol
building a gun free zone like our schools. If
its the best way to protect our children, surely it is the best way to protect the
hacks in Congress. And lets debate
whether people would rather pay for armed guards to protect mayors like Bloomberg and
Menino, or armed guards to protect their children.
have a national debate on why people mocking the idea of armed guards protecting our
children are protected by armed guards. Let
the anti-Second Amendment radicals explain why so many of them are protected by people
with guns, but they dont want our children protected that same way. I, for one, welcome the debate. BRING IT ON!
John Bender is a freelance
writer living in Dallas, Texas. He is a former
staff writer for EtherZone.com and his columns have appeared in various print and internet
publications. His work has been cited by Rush Limbaugh and he has been a guest on various
radio talk shows including the David Gold Show, the Mark Davis Show, and the Armstrong
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