Monday, April 26, 2010

Idiocy and Public Office Are a Dangerous Combination

Someone once said....' mind is a terrible thing to waste.' Of course they must have either already recognized the problem? Or they had already fallen victim to it.

Either way, the problem apparently persists. As an example, have a look at these two 'mind brains' from Chicago.

Yes, these are the type of people that clamber around the heels of Obama and ramble about their rights and who is going to take care of them.

Then as they are doing now, they present you with a peek inside their empty skulls and present you with their view of the world given the opportunity.

And the scary part? People like these have been elected to office at the state, local and federal level all across America.

I reckon these two geniuses never heard of the 'Posse Comitatus Act.' Either that? Or they think that Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin were swell guys.

Read on........

2 Chicago state reps: Bring in the National Guard

Two state representatives called on Gov. Pat Quinn Sunday to deploy the Illinois National Guard to safeguard Chicago's streets.

Chicago Democrats John Fritchey and LaShawn Ford said they want Quinn, Mayor Richard Daley and Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis to allow guardsmen to patrol streets and help quell violence. Weis said he did not support the idea because the military and police operate under different rules.

"Is this a drastic call to action? Of course it is," Fritchey said. "Is it warranted when we are losing residents to gun violence at such an alarming rate? Without question. We are not talking about rolling tanks down the street or having armed guards on each corner."

What he envisions, Fritchey said, is a "heightened presence on the streets," particularly on the roughly 9 percent of city blocks where most of the city's violent crimes occur.

Weis previously identified those "hot spots" and said he plans to create a 100-person team made up of selected and volunteer police personnel to respond to crime there. If guardsmen were to assist police, they could comprise or contribute to that force, Fritchey said.

So far this year, 113 people have been killed across Chicago, the same number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan combined in the same period, Fritchey said.

"As we speak, National Guard members are working side-by-side with our troops to fight a war halfway around the world," Fritchey said. "The unfortunate reality is that we have another war that is just as deadly taking place right in our backyard." While the National Guard has been deployed in other states to prevent violence related to specific events and protests, the Chicago legislators said they are unaware of guardsmen being deployed to assist with general urban unrest.

Weis countered that the only scenario in which the National Guard would be helpful is in the situation of a tornado, earthquake or flood. If the military were brought in to help with city violence, they wouldn't answer to police command -- creating a "major disconnect" in mission and strategy.

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