Jordan Pritchard Steps Up, Stands Guard, Effects Change (UPDATED)

Jordan Pritchard Steps Up, Stands Guard, Effects Change (UPDATED)

After the week we have had with the Connecticut school shooting and the resulting anti-gun cacophony from the left that believes more laws on more paper will really, really, truly make criminals stop all their bad behavior (because the libs said so),  here is a story that illustrates simply and succinctly why Americans that physically step up and answer a call are the real reason that change occurs.

Jordon Pritchard, a honorably discharged marine, (no such thing as former), got up this past Monday morning, donned his marine uniform and has since stood outside his daughter’s elementary school as a way to ease her mind and has become quite the hero to other parents.

If this behavior is not emulated all over the country, we’ll have much more to worry about then the squeamish, sanitized, liberal left in this country.

Former Marine stands guard outside daughter’s Nashville school

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –

A former Marine and father of two decided to help ease his daughter’s fears after the tragic school shooting in Connecticut late last week by standing guard outside her west Nashville school.

Jordan Pritchard served eight years in the Marine Corps and was honorably discharged last May.

Over the weekend, Pritchard said his daughter told him she was scared to return to school following the Connecticut tragedy.   “As a dad, I can’t have that. I can’t have my daughter come to school worried about somebody coming in and hurting her,” Pritchard said.  He added, “To settle her peace of mind, who better than her dad to come out here and stand in front of the school?”  Pritchard told Nashville’s News 2 he dusted off his Marine Corps uniform and has been standing guard in front of the school since Monday.

Hit the link above to catch the video and read the rest of the story.

It is this level of participation in a family and a community that makes the difference.  Start thinking outside the box people, and stop asking for permission to do the right thing.

(H/T Cherokee)

UPDATE #1:

Add Sgt. Craig Pusley to ‘the wall’:

Marine veteran of Iraq war guards Calif. school

HUGHSON, Calif. — A Marine veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan took up self-imposed duty in front of a central California elementary school in the wake of the Connecticut shooting.

Hughson Elementary School Principal Laura Fong said Sgt. Craig Pusley stood all day Wednesday in fatigues in front of the flag pole at the school just southeast of Modesto. He was not armed.

Pusley, who served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan before leaving active duty last year, told Fong that “he wanted to make the kids feel safe in light of what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary,” the principal said.

The veteran Marine arrived at the K-3 school a little before 7:30 a.m., Fong said, and asked permission to stand guard. He stood in front of the flag pole until 2:30 p.m., she said, without taking any breaks.

Pusley is the father of a 3-year-old, and his wife is expecting another child. He told the Modesto Bee that he decided to take action after reading a Facebook post urging soldiers to be posted at every school in the wake of last week’s tragic shooting in Connecticut.

“When I enlisted, I swore to defend this country from all enemies, foreign and domestic,” Pusley said. “I just want to be sure all these kids go home safe for Christmas.”

Fong said Pusley is returning Thursday, the school’s last day before the holiday break.

“It really is kind of heartwarming to know someone would do something like that,” Fong said. “It makes me and my staff feel safer. After a shooting, there’s always a heightened awareness that this could happen anywhere.”

The Playboy Arrives and Receives……Crickets….

The Playboy Arrives and Receives……Crickets….

Obama decides to visit some Marines on Christmas Day and I am thinking that our military ain’t liking the outcome of the election very much; h/t to Gateway Pundit:

Obama Visits Marine Corps Base for Christmas

December 26, 2008 8:34 AM

FROM ABC NEWS’ SUNLEN MILLER IN HAWAII:

President-elect Obama stopped by the Marine Corps base in Hawaii Kaneche Bay where servicemen and -women were eating Christmas dinner in Kailua Thursday evening.

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As Obama entered the room, it was absent of the regular fanfare of cheering and clapping. The diners were polite, staying seated at their respective tables and waited for the president-elect to come to them to stand up.

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The president-elect spent about an hour with the troops. Obama transition aides say that Obama did not eat with the uniformed men and women — he ate at his beach home with his family and friends Christmas night.

These military folks are not required to do anything yet because Bambi ain’t the CIC, but according to the military men in my family – the lack of any kind of respectful response is a big fat F*** You from the military to The One.  Maybe that is why Bambi decided not to break bread with Americans on Christmas Day ………………………………………or not….maybe it has something to do with the Obamas as Christians not celebrating Christmas in their household.  (That is the strangest thing I have ever heard….)

Either way – I agree with the Marines, only I think I may be just a bit more vocal…

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