Archive for category The Armed Forces
In an interesting pre-Trump move, the Department of Defense (DoD) has notionally rescinded the so-called “gun-free zone” restrictions for military installations which have effectively, and ironically, made them soft targets in the recent past. Many pro-Second Amendment groups and individuals have called on the president-elect to take such a policy action upon assuming office in […]
And remember: if you support statist policies that infringe individual rights and freedoms – especially constitutionally-protected ones – you cannot accurately claim to actually support our troops or veterans.
Say what you will about Donald Trump as a person but he is not the warmonger-in-chief candidate for president in 2016. In an ironic partisan turn from the American political environment circa 2004 or so, that mantle absolutely and squarely belongs to Hillary Clinton. And this warmongering is not new. While in the Senate representing […]
Early reports indicate that a likely Islam-inspired lone terrorist killed four Marines in two separate shooting incidents in Chattanooga, Tennessee today. I will not grant the alleged perpetrator the dignity or respect of mentioning his name here, as such cowards deserve neither. But if these initial findings are true, they do not square with the […]
There is certainly no shortage of ineptitude, corruption, or general ineffectiveness in State affairs, particularly the higher up one goes, but it is truly disheartening to learn that these characteristics may have permeated what has long been considered hallowed ground, even in Big Government circles. Following recent Government Services Administration, Secret Service, and Internal […]
Late last month, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced a broad intention to lift the longstanding restrictions pertaining to the allowable role(s) that female service members could facilitate in direct combat operations and corresponding occupational specialties. This policy shift should be viewed by advocates of government propriety as a significant victory; respectable government behavior inherently […]
Last week, the Marine Corps announced that it would open its Infantry Officer Course to women on an exploratory basis as part of a deliberative effort to determine how/if women can be effectively integrated into full combat roles and occupational specialties. Given that the Corps is developing “’gender neutral’ physical fitness tests” in conjunction with […]