So, believe it or not, a man (Doug Hughes) who broadcast his plan to fly his gyroscope ‘non-violently’ to the capitol to deliver a message to Congress – was not stopped by the military, police, or otherwise – he made it all the way to the capitol lawn.
Now, this is some gutsy civil disobedience! He is incredibly lucky that he wasn’t shot on landing, and we are glad he is alive and okay.
I believe this is a very strong testimony to the very painful misallocation of resources when it comes to Homeland Security. In addition to resources, it is probably saying something about the organization and culture of people who are supposed to be “protecting” the American people. Because if someone can fly a gyrocopter onto the lawn of the capitol, without triggering some type of alarm – there is a real problem.
Do we really believe that the federal government can “keep us safe”? I would think that giving them the authority to patrol our borders and capitol against terrorists is a good thing, but when it comes to our own States, cities, counties, and homes – I think I would rather protect myself! Or depend on a State or local government have more control, where I can keep an eye on them.
I am happy that the non-violent protest of civil disobedience by Mr. Hughes ended with him alive and probably in a lot of trouble. What a wonderful reminder that “government” is only as smart and savvy as the people IN government. I hope you consider cleaning your house this election and voting in some new blood with a new focus on effective policies that truly protect people.
– Tisha Casida
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