Saltwater Says: Listen to the Canadian!

An article showed up on my facebook news feed relating how armed citizens were told to leave a recruiting center because — get this — they might scare away potential recruits.  My first thought was that anyone too frightened to walk into a recruiting center because an armed citizen is outside, ensuring the safety of those inside, perhaps that person may not be the best choice for someone to protect the rest of us.

Marine veteran Dan Michaels, armed with two weapons, has stood outside a military recruiting office on Maryland Parkway since July 18, 2015. (Eric Youngman/FOX5)

Marine veteran Dan Michaels, armed with two weapons, has stood outside a military recruiting office on Maryland Parkway since July 18, 2015. (Eric Youngman/FOX5)

There was much back and forth in the comments thread, most dealing with potential safety issues, and unknown competence of those ‘guarding’ the recruiters.  However, one Canadian poster chastised a wussified U.S.

Here, with heartfelt thanks to the author for his permission, I present Shawn Puddester’s guest rant for the ages:

Shawn Puddester What the hell is going on with America! You guys used to be a powerhouse and now the world is pointing and laughing! Your pendulum has swung way too far to the left! Everyone is afraid to hurt someone’s feelings and while at war you are always apologizing for being there. In the meantime the public there are allowing this to affect mentality to dictate MAJOR policies. Imagine, having recruiting offices targeted and NOT allowing armed personnel because you may scare people away. Don’t get me wrong I have a lot of respect for the US. You are our biggest friend at war, commerce and for the most part belief system, but come on! Grow back your balls! We are not the best example north of the border but after we had a shooting at our war memorial and parliament we decided to ARM all guards in addition to our national police force. Plus Ottawa police stationed fully kitted members at the war memorial. It didn’t scare off one tourist. WAKE UP AMERICA! THE ENEMY HAS TAKEN THE BATTLE TO YOUR LAND, AND TO MY LAND! LET’S NOT LET THAT CONTINUE!

Thank you , Shawn, we needed that.

Dennis P. O’Neil

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10 Responses to Saltwater Says: Listen to the Canadian!

  1. Kathy says:

    Amen, Saltwater, our electeds need to hear that. Right now the Canadians ARE the best example north of the border, since our leadership is hellbent on disarming we the peasants.

  2. Blessed B. says:

    Glad to hear that from a Canadian brother who has some come common sense.

    I’m in full agreement with him! Lots of Americans are so worried about offending someone and hurting their feelings….have seen this for a while now on other sites. They say they are for the 1st amendment but then cower and use PC talk, slamming anyone for being outspoken and exercising that right.

    Even Trump slammed Pamela Geller for her drawing mohammed contest in Texas. He has the right to say what he did but Pamela also had the right to hold this contest….even if it did offend some of those followers of the “Peaceful Religion”.

    Arming citizens or military personal on a base or recruiting station is not going to scare anyone away…..except those who find carrying a weapon to be offensive. They probably should find another line of work if it offends or scares them to see people with weapons!

  3. Grouchy says:

    Leave it to a Canuck, to tell it like it is~!

  4. Uriel says:

    Conservatives and constitutionalist hear and speak. Unfortunately you ate right Rocky Mountain oysters are no longer about four legged bovines. The liberal bawling is deafening and most you have the eyes and ears glued to liberalist backed computer programs. I can only pray that things will reach a turning point. Especially, when not if, teens have all their fun things disappear, fancy clothes are no longer sold , mandatory military style training is required, and worst of all Internet goes dark that the resulting silence provokes rage from the spoiled. Maybe then all who survive will come together and never let such brainless fools become active again

  5. tannngl says:

    Really great post, Saltwater!
    That Canadian tells it straight up and without apology.
    We have lost our way.
    Too many useful idiots.
    And illegals have watered down our great nation.

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  7. Emilia says:

    Blessed B-Trump lost me the day he slammed Geller. It made me think a lot of his talk is “merely bluster”.

    • Blessed B. says:

      I have always thought he was just an arrogant A-hole who likes to hear the sound of his own voice….just my opinion of him mind you…..

      I sometimes think he really doesn’t think before he opens his mouth to speak. He’s said what most people right now are thinking but I don’t have much faith that he could get the massive job done that needs to be done.

      His slamming Geller is just one issue…then he slammed a woman Lawyer for having to go pump milk for her baby and stopped a deposition for a bit to do so. As if he was so much more important than the woman having to pump breast milk for her baby. Obviously he doesn’t know what it feels like to have your breasts engorged with milk, nor does he know what the first amendment is truly about.