“Black Lives Matter”? Okay, but what about Blue Lives? Do cops deserve respect or something else? Weren’t they just losers in High School who now have guns?
A friend said he wanted five copies of my book, God & Guns – Kill in Christian Love, to send to some of his relatives who needed schooling in what we call “Reality.” After warning him that his relatives might disown him, he responded, “Great!,” showing wisdom.
I began thinking through some issues that acclaimed volume discusses. In light of today’s news events, things get complicated.
Today’s news is overrun with racial and environmental agendas. (Just as the entire Public School curricula is filled with extreme racial and environmental agendas. In addition, public school teachers promote massive child sex abuse as I clearly explain). Virtually every television and newspaper story is nothing but a thinly-veiled environmental or racial agenda.
Cops Today – Same as Cops 100 Years Ago
I have no delusions about the police. At the same time, my accurate view of them hasn’t changed in my entire adult life. I don’t believe cops have changed in my lifetime. Or in 100 years.
For the most part, cops are generally guys who were ignored in high school and who resented every second of it. Yes, this won’t make cops fans of me in general, but I didn’t say all of them… 90% is not “all.”
Can I say, many guys are ignored in high school and resent every second of it. Not just cops. Up to 90% of most guys. Most (all) geeks were, most in band were, most guys in general.
With cops, however, they later get a badge, a gun, and authority. They sort of make up for some lost attention once they do.
But that doesn’t make them horrible people. They’re just adult versions of so many other men who went through what they went through. And they have some powerful authority and force they can use if they need to (or want to).
The Bottom Line for You
If a cop stops you, listen to him and do what he says. This is only reasonable. He’s used to most people he stops being on edge because of the rampant drug-infested, angry liberal, government school/welfare-produced society.
Be polite, be friendly, and listen more than you talk.
The Libertarians (weak conservatives who think they’re smarter than they are) will tell you things like:
- “Demand your rights!”
- “Don’t let them look in your car without a warrant!”
- “Lock your door when you get out at a traffic stop to show him he has no authority to get in your car!”
Really? He’s the one with the gun and the authority to use it on you if he feels threatened. He’s the one who can make your life miserable if he feels you’re a class-a Libertarian jerk.
He’s the one who’s used to dealing with trouble-makers. And you’re not nearly as good of a trouble-maker as most of the trouble-makers he handles daily
When stopped in your car or in person:
- Be polite.
- Be friendly.
- Listen more than you talk.
Don’t Be an Idiot
It’s so nice, I’ll say it thrice: be polite, be friendly, and listen more than you talk when a cop stops you.
Note: If he does something wrong, later is the time to fight that wrong. Not in his physical presence. Don’t be an idiot just because your Holy Scripture is the U.S. Constitution.
More Libertatian Foolishness
Libertarian friends of mine – I have many – hate my advice to be polite, be friendly, and listen more than you talk. As with liberals, Libertarians can’t shut their traps for 5 seconds, especially when they see an opportunity to spout off about the U.S. Constitution to an authority figure.
Note: I don’t hate the U.S. Constitution. It’s flawed. But for what it is, it’s not the worst example in history. Certainly, it’s not the best either. Far from it.
The Libertarian-minded folk, liberal-like people who want complete freedom to perform every vile, despicable act imaginable without punishment, want the cops disarmed in many ways.
The big thing they gripe about is this: Police departments have far too much riot and SWAT gear. Heck, many of them are being equipped with military vehicles and equipment!
Oh the humanity…
Not great. Not bad. Just good.
Crack house tenants are wicked, stupid, and smart at the same time. They have extensive cast-iron bars and cages rigged up at doors and windows so entering them is extremely difficult. (Haven’t you ever watched Cops?) Often cops break down the door and rush in only to find themselves in a large, 3-sided cage without being able to move forward or to defend against robotic automatic weapons that begin firing upon them once they’re there.
This gives the dealers time to get rid of all the evidence, or flee in some underground tunnel system. Yes, this is the reality today.
Saying that today’s cops don’t deserve more equipment than a shiny bullet in their front pocket is imbecilic.
So How Much Equipment Do Police Actually Need?
The police need only and exactly this much equipment and training: however much they need to hunt down, stop, and/or destroy known criminals. No more. No less.
Does this mean SWAT gear? If they need it. Does this mean riot gear? If they need it. Does this mean military style equipment? If they need it.
Cops are not there to stop you and me from being robbed personally on the street or in our homes. When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away. Cops are good for writing up the paperwork you then send to your insurance company when someone breaks something of yours or steals something from you. They are not there to protect you from instant harm.
You have that responsibility and authority. So get with it.
The police are there to hunt down, stop, and/or destroy known criminals. This means meth dens, crack houses, whore houses, and all the other places the Libertarians want to go to in secret without being arrested. (This is their true agenda.)
The Most Idiotic Libertarian Argument They Utter (and They Utter Lots of Idiotic Arguments)
(Said in a whiny, girly (if male), manly (if female) tone:) “But the cops can use all that against us!”
I hope they do use it against you. If you are not polite, friendly, and if you talk more than you listen to them. Plus, if you start your own whorehouse, meth den, or crack house, and then you protect it to the hilt, I hope they ramrod you down with their expensive SWAT military style equipment.
Right-Wing Godly People Fight with Truth (and .45s when attacked)
Yes, the cops can use that equipment against innocent people. But all Barney Fife is allowed to have is a shiny bullet in his pocket, and he can use that against innocent people also!
Hey Libertarian: Saying they need what equipment they need in no way says they can abuse the use of that equipment. It means what it says, they need what they need to do their jobs.
No where is arguing for the right to use military equipment also saying they can use it against the innocent. Stop putting words in people’s mouths who have the ability to think clearly without your help.
My wife Jayne is so smart!
When I discussed this with her this morning, she responded with: “So, do they not want fire departments to have the best life-saving equipment on the planet? Big fire trucks cost taxpayers a lot of money and can run over innocent people! Do they want those banned?”
She then asked, “Should pharmacies not be allowed to carry strong medicine because they can abuse it or dispense it illegally if they want to?”
The answer is, Libertarians want to do whatever they want to do free of charge and without penalty. They are little more than Liberals, other than they hate taxes. They are better than Liberals only in that a Libertarian truly doesn’t want his neighbor to be taxed either. A Liberal, on the other hand, doesn’t want to be taxed but wants all his neighbors to be taxed.
Jayne’s two questions, especially the second, are good ones.
They demonstrate outrageous fallacy of arguments against military-style police equipment.