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[Army Combat Veteran And Cop Tells It Straight]
Aaron Weiss speaks to the motion to repeal the ‘Safe’ act at the Dutchess County Legislature NY State
March 11 2013
[Aaron Weiss:] Source: LYBIO.net
Hello. My name is Aaron Weiss and I live in the town of Poughkeepsie. I am a combat veteran of Iraq and I am also a law enforcement officer. I attended the Public Safety Committee’s last meeting in regard to this last resolution but I didn’t say anything because I wanted to hear what everyone else had to say.
And I heard some shocking things from some people and some legislators. They said that it took a lot of courage to pass The Safe Act. Apparently, my definition of courage differs from yours.
You see, if it was really so courageous a bill, and it too so much courage to pass it, then why was it done in the middle of the night when no one could see it or read it? That’s not courage. That’s a mafia style sit-down to divvy up what’s good for the bosses.
Courage is taking the right and true course of action, not the politically expedient one and anyone who is proud of this law must also be proud of the PATRIOT Act, the TSA, imprisoning Japanese citizens in World War II, since all these actions were spurred on by emotional fear and rammed through in the name of public safety.
Another issue is the insistence of certain people to stand on the graves of dead children and challenge those that disagree to say it to the parent’s faces, “Well, I, for one, will pick up that gauntlet.
First off, why is ‘dead children’ your battle cry? You didn’t say anything about the hundreds of Chicago children being killed and for some reason you only screamed when it happens to wealthy white ones. And yes, I’ll say to anyone’s face, my right is more important than your dead, because I fought for it first hand.
I washed the blood of my friends out of my humvee and I picked up their mangled bodies and I fought day in and day out. I did more things than you people can imagine. So, yeah, my right trumps your dead. I earned it in blood.
I gave up a lot for this country, including my youth, and better men than me gave up a whole lot more so that all of you, myself included, could enjoy the rights that are guaranteed to us in our Constitution and Bill of Rights. We didn’t go through all of that to come back home and watch you surrender what we fought for happen based on the demented acts of a couple of mad men.
[Aaron Weiss:] Source: LYBIO.net
So, in closing, I would like to address specifically the legislators we all know who are going to vote against this resolution. I understand you all vote against this resolution based on some misguided sense of the public good. However, as a law enforcement officer I am curious to know about your true resolve.
Since voting to takeaway someone’s rights is totally different than being asked to enforce it, I want you to consider this. If you support the safe act so whole heartedly, are you willing to stand with the law enforcement members who lead from the front to enforcement?
What I mean by that is if a constituent of yours feels so alienated by this law and the manner in which it was passed and they refuse to comply with it, are you willing to stack up on their front door and go in first?
I bet if a clause was in this bill that required you, the elected leadership, our elected leaders to go in the door first, I bet you would not be so steadfast.
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