Savage advocated "militarization of our children" to respond to terror threat

››› ››› ANDREW IRONSIDE

During a discussion with a caller on the September 6 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Michael Savage advocated the "militarization of our children" in response to the threat of "Islamofascism." Savage stated: "They're training their sons to use an AK-47, and we're teaching our sons how to swing a baseball bat. Tell me who wins that fight." In addition, Savage urged President Bush to declare the following: "I want every able-bodied man and woman who is licensed to carry a firearm or who knows how to use a weapon, I want you to organize in your neighborhood. We don't want you to commit violence, but we want you to learn how to create a homeland defense system in this country."

From the September 6 broadcast of Talk Radio Network's The Savage Nation:

SAVAGE: Now all of a sudden, Bush is hammering Islamofascism again. Well, OK, great. Well, why doesn't he tell the people it's real, they're here, they're liable to trigger them off, and I want you to understand that we may call upon you to defend yourselves? So I want every able-bodied man and woman who is licensed to carry a firearm or who knows how to use a weapon, I want you to organize in your neighborhood. We don't want you to commit violence, but we want you to learn how to create a homeland defense system in this country. What would be wrong with that vision, Jose?

CALLER: Nothing wrong with that vision. Our enemies right now are preparing for war every day. We live in America.

SAVAGE: Right.

CALLER: Why the hell do we --

SAVAGE: Right. We live in America, and we're teaching our sons how to kick a ball instead of how to fire a gun. Tell me who's gonna win. They're training their sons to use an AK-47, and we're teaching our sons how to swing a baseball bat. Tell me who wins that fight.

CALLER: You got it. And I --

SAVAGE: Thank you. I have nothing against baseball, but the times don't call for an obsession with sports. They call for a militarization of our children. And I've said this before.

Posted In
National Security & Foreign Policy, Terrorism
Network/Outlet
Talk Radio Network
Person
Michael Savage
Show/Publication
The Savage Nation
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