MILITARY IS NO ‘SOCIAL EXPERIMENT’: Governor Huckabee Is Only Half Right

Published on August 12, 2015

by Les Weaver
Clash Daily Contributor

I contend that during the FOX News debate, Gov. Mike Huckabee was only half right when he spoke about the military being a social experiment. To quote Gov. Huckabee: The military is not a social experiment.” He continued,

The purpose of the military is to kill people and break things. It’s not to transform the culture by trying out some ideas that some people think would make us a different country and more diverse. The purpose is to protect America. I’m not sure how paying for transgender surgery for soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines makes our country safer.

Just this last week, ClashDaily published a supporting article by an esteemed USMC General on this subject.

Before my peers go ballistic let me add that I greatly admire Gov. Huckabee as one of our valued Americans and respect that his time was limited. Although spot on with his remarks, his shortfall was that his superior comments did not include local police and Sheriffs.

To elaborate on Mr. Huckabee’s statement: Our police display the motto “To Protect and Serve”. But just like the “oversight” the politicians profess as excuse for micro-managing the military as a social experiment, they practice the same for our police. The politicians socially experiment with the military abroad and the police domestically.

Police and military alike are rightfully cautious that they are damned if they do and damned if they don’t. The politicians promote that only they know how to battle abroad or police our cities. They treat this most serious and dangerous occupations as a child would a video game.

This Administration’s social experiments include not enforcing incarceration laws for combat prisoners or for domestic criminals. There are too many social experiments to list in this short writing. But it is long past time to again prioritize the defense of our country and our neighborhoods by demanding that the social experiments cease and the laws be abided by as written. No more should laws be unequally applied. Unless the politicians are willing to enter combat abroad or on our streets, demand that they grant the experts an ear attached to an open mind.

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