Sunday, February 28, 2016

We Need A Department of War

Times- Standard columnist Tim Martin takes aim at the National Rifle Association and gun ownership in todays column- a rather mild attack from some I've read. He did get me to thinking, though, when he brought up our Department of Defense:

I've felt for some time we need to change the name the Dept. of Defense back to the War Department, as it was called back during WW2.That would seem only appropriate to me for an agency of the most militarily aggressive nation on the planet. Maybe I'm being optunustuc, but might it might remind Americans what they're doing when they suggest attacking other countries for whatever reason?

Well, maybe not. Still, seems to me best to call something what it is, rather than using feel- good names that absolve people of any feeling of guilt over what they've done or are doing. The problem is, I don't think there's any elected officials in the country willing to make that happen.


At 9:19 AM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...


Defense, what a hoot. Too bad local shills, mi ions, sheeple people and political wannabees have their head held high and proud.

Question is, will these same high and proud types feel the same when their lifestyle is threatened?

At 9:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If was re-labeled "War Dept" we might go back to using it for just war.
DoD is absolutely a "fool the public" set of words.
"this isn't war, it's defence" bullcrapola needs to stop.
Shoot, we might even treat our military power with the fear it should be used with. As in, only if we gotta: not "because we can" ( heh, YES WE CAN!) (facepalm)

At 9:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Defense dept needs to return to being the defense dept, which the articles of the constitution fully support.
The military dept does need to become disembursed, and only used for real declarations of war either by us or against us.
The article does expose, offhandedly, the nature of the beast. The administration holds shares, stocks, interest, in various weapons manufacturers. The sales sky rocket after each fear mongering release. The unconstitutional ATF & FBI will then confiscate all purchased weapons, sell them to highest bidder, (Leland Lee, fast & furious, Venezuela, are just a few examples), then rinse repeat or move along to another stock.
But, attacking the members of the NRA strikes my funny bone. Over 30 million owners practice safe sportsmanship, not mass destruction. If the NRA members were as obnoxious & mean spirited as other groups I could name, I'd be the first in line to bash them regardless of PC imprisoning threats. They're not. The members are typical everyday hunters, competitive targets, self defense, and yes, country proud. They're our police, firemen, veterans, body guards, emt's, nurses, doctors, Olympians, journalists, pastors, sports athletes, and friends and neighbor's. Labeling them a convenient evil term is just downright agenda driven. The agenda is the issue.
You know the world's gone crazy when even cops on break can't go into into a donut shop if they're wearing their defense weapon. With the nasty, horrendous war against police taking storm across the nation, and talks of martial law and global police taking over "regions", it's not that difficult to sort the propaganda from the real if we'd just take a moment to say mmmm.

At 10:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rename the State Department the Peace Department.

At 12:16 PM, Blogger Julie Timmons said...

A Dept of war is the LAST thing we need.

At 3:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we had a department of war, it would have to show how it spent it's money. Military spending goes unaudited as is.

Ironic how "conservatives" pretend to care about cutting spending while letting the biggest spender go unchecked


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