Schall Elementary School and Toy Soldiers

A nine year-old boy brought cupcakes into Schall Elementary School in Caro (near Detroit.) And the school staff and principal Susan Wright took off the plastic Army soldiers he had placed on top of ‘em. It was a guns and school thing. I am glad some folks are angry:

Martial arts instructor Josh Brown, who teaches both the father and son through his school at Caro Martial Arts, is one of the outraged local residents.

“He’s a little 9-year-old kid and it was his birthday cupcakes,” Brown said. “These guys (soldiers) are heroes, and too many people are confusing them with psychopaths.”

Actually, Diane Feinstein herself just broadly condemned all veterans. PTSD is a new phenomena, according to her. Iraq brought it on. . .

Corporals of the United States Marine Corps

SeamanI was Leading Seaman for a year at the beginning of my military adventure. I loved the job and probably took it far more seriously than the prior guys before me. (I did not take myself tooooo seriously, but the job, deathly so.)

The Navy, in its infinite wisdom, sent me and 66 of my ruffian cohorts to the Marine barracks. We had run out of room in the Navy building.

I got all the guys together and told them from that day forward we would solve all our own problems. No one whines to the quarterdeck until he gives us (me and four of the older guys) a chance to straighten things out.Seaman

For a year, this worked perfectly. (One minor exception, but we forgave the guy for blabbering to the JOOD. He was sleep-deprived and ate only Willy Wonka candy. A story for another time. . .)

In the Marine barracks, once my Marine friends made Corporal, they were a breed apart from us. It was a major step up from Seaman and Lance Corporal. They were men. Take this letter Corporal Joshua Boston wrote to Diane Feinstein. Without any fuss, the Corporal makes his point. And it ends with this beauty:

Corporal Joshua Boston's letter to Diane FeinsteinI am the man who fought for my country. I am the man who learned. I am an American. You will not tell me that I must register my semi-automatic AR-15 because of the actions of some evil man.

I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public.

Corporal Joshua Boston's letter to Diane FeinsteinWe, the people, deserve better than you.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joshua Boston
Cpl, United States Marine Corps
2004-2012

Go get ‘em, Corporal. We should be in fine shape for the next twenty years with young NCOs like this. Yes- he is toeing, maybe crossing a line. But it is his chosen battle. And I always respect action over passivity. Read the rest at the link. . .