DSC_0060 copy 21 Anyone who shows up for the Armed Forces is a hero.

2 Blanket claims that The Troops protect freedoms- as if the US Armed Forces function as some sort of giant civil rights organization.

3 Voting rights come from veterans.

4 Powerful crime fighting tools allow the good guys to tell what the bad guys will do before they do it. The “no credible threat” concept is all about this.

5 US troops were sent to Iraq & Afghanistan to keep bad people from coming here & doing bad things.

6 Lining up to buy passports/enhanced/Real IDs will keep bad people from coming here & doing bad things.

Operating a camera in a public place means you might be a terrorist. Show your ID.

 

1 You don’t have to look too far to find comments that refer to the troops as “heroes.”

Some are.

No one who has served in an average military unit would be comfortable with everyone present being called a hero. Some units would be the exception, but for most people who have served over the years, calling everyone a hero would have no connection to reality.

Reality, and an honest understanding of why we send The Troops to far away places isn’t what we’re about though.

Reaching for an honest understanding of US foreign policy makes more sense than “Thanks for your service.”

2 Some claim that Americans wouldn’t have the freedom to post comments on newspaper websites if people had not given their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan to protect that freedom.

Hey school teachers– where did this idea come from? Were US troops sent to Vietnam so that Americans could be free to send letters to the editor?

Is there any case in which the US Armed Forces have been sent to distant lands on a mission to protect freedom of speech?

Is protecting freedom of speech even part of training scenarios?

3 It turns out The Troops were in no hurry to enable all adults to act on their right to vote.

US Military operations conducted in the 1940s, 50s & 60s didn’t get the job done.

It wasn’t until July of 1971 that 18 year old adults could take delivery on one of the freedoms we hear so much about.

If veterans fought for our right to vote- how come women were not allowed to vote at the end of WWI?

Why the need for a 1965 Voting Rights Act if WWII military operations somehow secured voting rights?

4 If the good guys can tell what the bad guys will do before they do it- surely, these powerful crime fighting tools will be used to shut down gang and cartel activity, heroin trafficking, bank robberies, school & church shootings, child abduction, etc.

Any credible threat prior to the last bank robbery taking place?

Elsewhere on the crime scene, authorities need your help to track down violent criminals:

Washington’s Most Wanted

2012-

Border Patrol cuts ribbon for new $11.9 million facility in Port Angeles

2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

Seattle media:

DEA-

“James said western Washington might as well be the backyard for three Mexican drug cartels.”

2016-

Heroin epidemic at root of Seattle’s homeless crisis

“Another element is a flood of high-potency heroin pouring in from Mexican cartels.”

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

6 Standard driver’s licenses have not been accepted at the border since 2009. Why are heroin-trafficking cartels moving product into the Puget Sound area in 2016?

Local law enforcement agencies may benefit when the US Dept. of Homeland Security fails to keep heroin out of the US-

Seattle media: Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

7 Take a look at First Amendment audit or First Amendment test & see many hours of video posted by people who are not interested in yielding the right of way to a terrorist threat.

 

Love to see newspeople ask some questions in these areas.

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Newspeople will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

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