A Rant On The World We Live In.

Posted: March 17, 2015 in Uncategorized
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[NOTE: This is the closest I’ll ever come to an out-and-out rant, I promise]

A word about the world we live in and a little different perspective on things. For instance, we see and hear quite a bit out there about “police brutality this” and blah blah blah. Well, I’m sure some of it is even true. Sure, some people go to extremes. They get in the heat of the moment and they go a bit overboard, or even quite a bit overboard. But those are the extremes, and let me tell you, they’re not as common as we’re being led to believe. I’ve known quite a few police in my time, and I have found them to be, by and large, terrifically honest, hard-working and diligent people. They have to be to wear that badge for very long, or at least wear it well.

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               So, while there may be a few instances where things get out of hand and go badly rather quickly (and we’ve all been both assaulted and insulted by the various videos people are posting showing how bad everything is), I propose something new that may help the matter. Let’s–as a people–start reporting it whenever an officer helps someone. Let’s let them know that we think it’s great they saved a life, that they stopped a burglary in progress, that they helped an old woman change a flat tire on the side of the road. You know, many of the American Indian tribes of yesteryear would train their children early on by encouraging every action they saw that was a good and proper action, and they frowned and turned away in disfavor whenever they saw questionable behavior. Now, I know these fine men and women are not children, but the principle is a good one. The worse thing you can do to someone is withdraw your support. I don’t want my local police feeling as though they’ve been abandoned by us. Why aren’t we getting behind them and encouraging their good deeds? How else are they going to continue to do them if we don’t? It’s expecting a great deal out of an individual to risk his or her life for meager pay and…no thanks from the people they are protecting. So, let’s all chill a bit. And let’s restore their faith in us. I think we’ll find it will come back around to us. When we need them, they’ll be there, and we’ll be so glad they came. That’s all I’ve got to say on that.

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