Another one to plunk into “the irony that is Obama” file. The administration that has given us new standards for Nanny Statism with respect to providing unemployment “safety nets,” food stamp assistance, “disability” payments and condoms
has inexplicably adopted a position of complete independence when it comes to other forms of “self protection.” It looks like we’re pretty much on our own now.
Whether you’re a U.S. Ambassador to Libya, or one of his attachés, under siege in a foreign consulate:
PANETTA: “Without adequate warning, there was not enough time given the speed of the attack for armed military assets to respond.”
PANETTA: “(The) basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on; without having some real-time information about what’s taking place.”
Or a private citizen in Denver concerned about protecting yourself from an armed intruder, the sobering news is you’re pretty much on your own, as U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) so delicately explained last month to her constituent concerned about the proposed limits on high capacity magazines:
DEGETTE: “You’d probably be dead anyway.”
And all that Elijah Cummings, Ranking Member, House Oversight Committee, can offer is a lame philosophical cliché:
CUMMINGS: “…death is a part of life”
So it was only a matter of time before this attitude filtered down from K Street to Main Street. Now police departments across the country have adopted the new Washington “you’re on your own” attitude when faced with the dilemma of dispatching increasingly scarce resources to problem areas:
CITIZEN: Hello!? Somebody just kicked down my door, they’re in the house; they’ve got guns!
911 OPERATOR: I’m sorry, given the speed of the attack we won’t be able to get there in time.
CITIZEN: What are you talking about!! Someone’s broken into my house! I need help!
911 OPERATOR: I’m sorry ma'am, we’re not allowed to deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing exactly what’s going on in real time.
CITIZEN: I’m telling you what’s going on in real time you moron! There are home invaders here - with guns! They’re going to kill me and my children!
911 OPERATOR: I’m very sorry ma'am. But our stats indicate we won’t be able to get there in time to help. Death is a part of life. Do you have any messages you’d like me to pass on to your survivors?
So you might just want to remember this new policy, coming soon to a police department near you, the next time Congress takes up another new “Gun Violence Control” bill.
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network