First, he armed border guards. Now, he's arming National Park wardens and we’re dumping 30 billion into the armed forces.
Good Lord have mercy.
Now I’m not a pacifist hippie at all costs, don’t get me wrong. I understand that you can’t exactly walk into Rwanda with a beer and an extended hand and get things accomplished. I understand that armed conflict is often necessary. But looking at the park wardens for instance, it’s easy to make a case for park wardens needing riffles to shoot wild and insane animals that are on the loose and potentially killing campers. Bears and raccoons and whatever else are wild animals and since we’re on their turf, they’re bound to not exactly like it. Is it fair that we shoot ‘em? Not really when you consider that we’re hanging out in their environment. But the argument of needing to give wardens guns for their vehicles in this case is a solid argument. However, they are arming park wardens with handguns.
They apparently need handguns for “law enforcement”. Are you kidding me? I’m not saying that being a park warden is a walk in the park (ha..ha..) but do we really need to be bustin’ caps into campers? It’s been proven that when you arm yourself, you raise the risk of someone shooting you in the first place and you reduce the chance of being able to talk someone down. They see you with a gun, see you as a threat and then chaos ensues.
And the military spending? I’m not anti-military per se. I understand that if we’re going to have a military, we need to have these people properly equipped and not to mention, paid properly. But I think that this government is making a huge statement here, by decrying our shitty economy, cutting social spending and then promising 30 billion over 20 yrs on military spending. And arming everyone and their neighbour.
Harper and his gangsta friends are very obviously suffering from some masculinity complex where they feel the need to militarize the living snot out of this country and I’m not having it.
For the love of Pete, someone call a gdamn election.