Not The Onion: Barbara Boxer, one of the most liberal and wonderful Democratic Senators in the country, in the bluest state of them all, wants to put the National Guard into our public schools.
Days after California’s liberal Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer gave an impassioned floor speech saying that big steps must be taken to stop gun violence that is killing 87 people a day across America, she proposed a bill to give governors power to deploy National Guard troops in public schools—or assign them to local police departments, freeing them to put police in schools.This. Is. Insane.
“Is it not part of the national defense to make sure that your children are safe?” Boxer said at a press conference, where she unveiled the Save Our Schools Act.
There is overwhelming evidence that this idea will never work. Reality-based humans correctly mocked and ridiculed this idea when it was floated by the NRA, and I'm just baffled as to why Senator Boxer -- who I've voted for in every election since I was able -- would suggest such a thing.
It's bad enough that we have the corporatist pseudodemocrat Dianne Feinstein to deal with here in California, but I've always been able to rely on Senator Boxer to be a strong liberal voice and advocate for our causes.
I would love to know exactly what she's thinking, and I hope to find out when I call her first thing in the morning.