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originally posted by: zatara
We live in a world were the necessity of cops is growing instead of diminishing. A reasonable sized town without cops is a place you do not want to live. You do not want to be on the streets when darkness falls in.. and you want to be among people in the daylight. That bad...
originally posted by: amazing
I think we all agree that we need police officers.
originally posted by: MrSpad
I spent sometime in Somalia in the early 1990s. No police and everybody was armed. It was pretty much hell on earth.
originally posted by: OptimusSubprime
a reply to: dollukka
There should be cops, but there should be MUCH less of them, and they should really only enforce SOME traffic laws and other minor stuff. There should also be a VERY strict policy on who qualifies to become a cop, with questions asked, such as.."were you picked on in High School?" and "are you a control freak?" Don't forget this very important question..."do you have the ability to distinguish between a REAL gun and a super soaker?" All of this is of course predicated on the 2nd amendment being respected EVERYWHERE, meaning the phrase "shall not be infringed" is actually treated with the legal meaning that the founders intended.
originally posted by: smithjustinb
People would form small, armed groups. I think people would still be in favor of justice and morality. The new communities would work within the community to serve justice and morality. They would be separate from other communities and distrusting of outsiders. Some groups would form bandit gangs, but I think they would be outnumbered.