Now I am one who can hardly be called middle of the road or a nanny-labeling liberal. My views are pretty Conservative/Constitutionalist. Conservative meaning we need morals and principle and constitutionalist meaning that freedom beats out security or social programs. With that said it shocks me how fast people freak out when they hear the word law enforcement. I've been treated in a large hostile manner just by mentioning that I've done ride-along with LEO's on what used to be friendly forums. Now they hear someone is going into law enforcement and it is like someone is announcing they are gay to the congregation.
So with this, I present:
A Message To Right-Wingers.....
I have a distrust to government, a high percentage of the population does. [88% according to my American National Government Class.] A government needs to be distrusted. It helps keep it in check. But when someone mentions that they are getting into an agency of the government and are then met up with distrust, hostility, insults, constant belittling that tells me that something is wrong with some people's inner cogs. I've consistently seen full-fledged criminals give more respect to a police officer than some organized people on the internet. It is to the point that I start expecting them to yell pig and start tossing donuts at me in the same fashion the hippy movement did to law enforcement in the 1960's. Yes, you are acting like the hippies of yesteryear. This full-fledged paranoia tells me that you all should either act on your choice to change the government, or to move out of the country. Talk is cheap, actions are not.
These same people love other aspects of the government. They give shout outs when they see an American bomb take out a terrorist camp. I can tell you right now that if the government takes over the country, its not gonna be with FBI agents or CIA spooks. They cost too much to train and they'll never get the resources to get that big. It will be people in the military. I love, admirer, and respect our boys in green, white, and blue, but not all of them are themselves outstanding citizens. And as the founding fathers wrote the biggest threat to freedoms is a large standing army. The very paranoids who freak out at the mention of police are full fledged supports of quadrupling the service budget at the drop of a pin. Think about that.
Another thing to think about is law enforcement is not at fault for loss of freedoms. You are! For your actions or inactions, for your complacency or convenience you allow politicians to change and pass laws restricting the constitution. When was the last time you handed out flyers supporting a candidate? When was the last time you met your candidate? When was the last time you wrote a member in office? It doesn't matter if they share or disagree of your political views, if you think they are wrong on an issue write them, organize against them. If they see a majority against them they'll change their vote or lose the election. Now we have people that match our way of thinking that sit in liberal territory because it is too inconvenient to move. They don't vote because it won't count, or they won't get politically active because it will have no use. Instead people just like to sit at home and whine instead of fixing the problem, and if you continue to do so you will destroy the constitution. Not some uniformed agent of the government.