Apparently it is a bad thing if someone who will be working with our military is pro-gun, and opposed to social engineering within our military.
Huffington Post reporter Amanda Terkel is having a complete melt down over Army Secretary nominee Mark Green after a review of comments he made in 2013. An outtake, he specifically states:
“The Second Amendment, while it allows citizens to protect themselves from other citizens, goes well beyond just allowing us to defend ourselves from a criminal,” Green said at a pro-gun rally in 2013.
“The men who penned and ratified this document gave us the right to keep and bear arms as an ultimate checks and balances against the federal government,” he added. “When considering magazine size and weapon type, comments like, ‘You don’t need a 10-round magazine to hunt deer’ completely misses the point of the Second Amendment.”
Green made an off-hand remark that private citizens should be able to own an aircraft carrier, and this prompted the reporter into thinking we should be able to possess nuclear weapons. Of course if the aircraft carrier was diesel powered then why not? Her entire argument falls to ignorance since she failed to realize that cooperating states adhere to the Non-Proliferation Treaty and the International Atomic Energy Agency oversees nuclear activities. Most countries strictly regulate all things related to nuclear materials.
We must realize however, that Green is in fact correct in his assessment of the 2nd Amendment. The idea behind the 2nd Amendment has nothing to do with hunting. It is the red line between tyranny and a free people. Any other definition of it is mud in the water.
Terkel’s general statements show the basic hoplophobic view of arms ownership in the US. Remembering our history, until 1934 you could own any weapon you wanted. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System wasn’t instituted until 1998. Prior to 1968 there were no licensed dealers. Your parents could order a rifle and have it mailed to their front door.
While Green is not directly involved in such matters as legislation, his statements go a long way in showing the attitudes of people within the administration. I find that rather refreshing, that we will begin to see an ally in the administration to defend our rights, instead of looking to crush them by any means possible.
Green is highly qualified for his position as Army secretary. He understands the actual role that should be held by the military. I am sorry, but diversity, and gender equality is not what makes a military strong. The ability to destroy anything and everything in your designated target area is. It is rather simple, and ending the failed social experiment being run through our military will put us back on track.
Terkel goes on to attempt to smear Green on other items, but by this point her entire argument is moot. Certainly he has a strong sense of faith. Maybe that doesn’t jibe with your world view, but his job isn’t to coddle or try to form a social utopia. His job is to make sure our military is as lethal as it can be, period.
Featured image: Mark Green for Tennessee