Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Is Fox News Slipping Up?

I was surprised to see a clip on Fox News in which Gerardo Sandoval, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors expressed his belief that the United States does not need a military.

The exchange took place on Hannity & Colmes on Wednesday, February 15, 2006:

ALAN COLMES, CO-HOST: This is Alan in New York. Should we not have military?

SANDOVAL: I don't think we should have a military. Absolutely.

COLMES: We shouldn't have a military? Wait a minute. Hold on. The United States should not have a military?

SANDOVAL: What good has it done for us in the last five years? That's right. What good has it done us...

HANNITY: Good grief.

SANDOVAL: ... in the last five years.

COLMES: Gerardo, wait a second.

SANDOVAL: We think about the billions that we're spending in Iraq right now, if we spend it on schools. We should not...

COLMES: The United States should not have a military?

SANDOVAL: That's correct.

COLMES: Are you kidding me?

SANDOVAL: The United States should not have a military. All in all, we would be in much, much, much better shape.

It is obvious, especially later in the show, that Sandoval advocates many government programs, including public education, public police, and a public coast guard. Regardless, the man deserves credit for realizing that the mere existence of a standing army is a threat to freedom everywhere. Lucky for us, it seems that Sandoval doesn't realize how difficult the tax collection required to fund his social programs might become without the existence of a military.


Aaron Kinney said...

HANNITY: But without a military, how are we supposed to blow up terrorists, create democracies, or otherwise further our interests overseas?

Delta said...

Interesting post, I have to wonder what the guy was thinking when he decided that he'd go onto fox news to say that.