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  1. Glenda T. Goode November 22, 2019 / 9:33 am

    It is an urban myth that the police protect the people. Remember Adam-12? On the side of the patrol car, ‘To protect and Serve’. I think this motto was meant to reassure citizens that the police will be on their side. However, the citizens interpreted that statement to mean that the police would be there to stop crime.

    Law enforcement has evolved from solving crimes to patrolling and preventing crime except that once we adopt the attitude that the police will prevent crime we then abdicate our responsibility to do the same. We do not teach our children to do the right thing and stay away from law breakers and people of ill intent. This responsibility along with education and sustenance worries have all been turned over to the state and with the state’s blessings and as a result we see the violence and hatred growing in our society.

    I grew up in a semi-rural area and first of all, very little violent crime took place there to begin with. This was due to many factors mostly social in that everybody knew everybody else’s business and things generally did not get out of hand as they were dealt with first. That and the fact that there was an abiding sense of independence of all of the people who I knew and who lived in the area. We were and proudly so, self contained. We took care of our own. We all had a reverence for law and order and peaceful existence. We were invested in our own communities. We did not need anyone else to do that for us.

    Contrast this with the overcrowded urban jungles we see today where poverty and apathy reign supreme. It is this apathy that is the poison. A simpler way of understanding this is to think of it as ‘I got mine and don’t you dare touch it’ selfishness. People used to try to help each other even in poverty but now people guard carefully what they have and leave others to fend for themselves. By abandoning their neighbors the seeds for a criminal element are sown and with the fact that people do not help each other, crime flourishes. People used to ‘police’ their own areas keeping them orderly and safe. This is no longer the case. Ultimately we are the arbiters of our lives and what we do determines how we live and how well we live. By ignoring our responsibility to the community we essentially turn this community over to the strongest thug who is there.

    It has been said that you get out of life what you put in. If you put nothing into your community except need and apathy, you will reap nothing but pain and suffering. No police force in the world can change that. This is the poison of our violent cities and the people who abide there.

    • kamas716 November 23, 2019 / 7:03 pm

      A simpler way of understanding this is to think of it as ‘I got mine and don’t you dare touch it’ selfishness. People used to try to help each other even in poverty but now people guard carefully what they have and leave others to fend for themselves.

      The leftists complain that the conservatives and libertarians want people to die because “they got theirs, and screw everyone else” so that’s why they need the government to step in. Except they themselves rarely step in to help, and keep erecting barriers to those who actually want to help. Their actions speak more to consolidating power in their hands rather than to actual solving a problem.

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