A pair of stories today show the way that the current regime in Washington is moving to soften the forces that defend the frontiers. From Norfolk:
The Navy will not use a target depicting a Muslim woman holding a gun at a new training range for SEALs in Virginia Beach.
The announcement came hours after the Council on American-Islamic Relations asked the Pentagon to remove the target. A picture of the cardboard target, which shows a woman in a headscarf holding a pistol, was published in The Virginian-Pilot on Tuesday.
There's no bigger advocate for the principle of chivalry on earth than me: but really?
You guys know what the SEALs are for. What exactly would you like them to do in this case? You'd better start training them for it. If they're not to shoot her, what are they to do? Drop their weapons? Withdraw?
At least so far they aren't directing the SEALs to 'run and hide.'
Border Patrol agents in Arizona are blasting their bosses for telling them, along with all other Department of Homeland Security employees, to run and hide if they encounter an "active shooter."
The Border Patrol's been taking it on the chin for a while now. It's good to know they have the institutional spirit to resist a stupid directive like this. Even what they are calling 'civilians' have a duty to resist an armed felon who is killing their fellow citizens to the best of their ability. "Run and hide" is not advice a free man can follow.