Open Letter To Stanley McChrystal

To: General Stanley McChrystal (USA Ret)
From: Mitch Berg
Re: The Founding Fathers Had It Right

General,

Before I begin – thanks for your decades of service.

And, truth be hold, this post is less for you than it is for the rafts of liberals who’ve signed on as famboys this past 24 hours.

But the founding fathers knew that the military (as an institution, not as individual soldiers) is one of the things we needed to guard against to preserve our clvil liberties.  The standing army was every bit as big a boogeyman to the framers as the AR15 is to Andrew Cuomo.

And just as a cop or a county attorney or a federal prosecutor would love to toss the Fourth Amendment into the scrap heap (to the extent, let’s be honest, that it hasn’t  been), let’s just say your input is appreciated, but not really needed.

It’s not really against type, let’s just say.

That is all.

9 thoughts on “Open Letter To Stanley McChrystal

  1. It’s officers like him that worry me. If Obama issued an executive order instructing the military to seize all civilian weapons and gunpowder, does anyone doubt an officer like Stanley would order American troops to open fire on American civilians who refused to comply? Certainly the executive order would be illegal. But equally certainly, an officer could be found to obey it and defend his actions with the time-honored line: I was just following orders.

    The way to avoid that is to avoid having a huge army standing around at all times. Yes, you need the long-term NCOs and officers to preserve knowledge. No, you don’t need hundreds of thousands of troops in Asia.

  2. “I spent a career carrying typically either an M16 or an M4 Carbine. An M4 Carbine fires a .223 caliber round which is 5.56 mm at about 3000 feet per second. When it hits a human body, the effects are devastating. It’s designed for that,” McChrystal explained. “That’s what our soldiers ought to carry. I personally don’t think there’s any need for that kind of weaponry on the streets and particularly around the schools in America.”

    Lost in the discussion is the fact that it’s already illegal for a civilian to carry either an M16 or an M4.

  3. Lost in the discussion

    I think you’re too trusting on this one.

    Nothing’s “lost”.

  4. Why should anyone care what McChrystal thinks on this topic? Is he an expert on the 2nd amendment or crime stats? The value of his opinion, re ‘assault weapons’, is no more than anyone else’s.

  5. Maybe it’s just me, but the spectacle of a military commander demanding the civilian population be disarmed is pretty damned creepy.

  6. ‘I made a career out of occupying conquered nations and imposing our political will upon their people, and I think that Americans should be denied the use of powerful small arms.’

  7. the following orders argument does have some gray areas. Orders interpreted as unlawful, i.e. shooting down civilians, can be ignored and probably would be by at least 80% of the troops receiving the order. Even if the civilians were armed, most soldiers would hesitate to fire, on moral grounds. Interesting dilemma.
    Now, if one believes in conspiracy theories, for years, there have been underground rumors that the elitists have assembled and trained an army of foreign mercenaries made up mainly of Chinese and North Koreans that could be brought into the U.S. for just such an event. These rumors have supposedly increased since Obumbler gave himself the ability to declare martial law via Executive Order.

  8. Boss, THAT should have been the premise for the Red Dawn re-make; a much more realistic explanation for North Korean forces arriving on our shores.

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