posted on Mar, 4 2010 @ 03:14 PM
So basically you're reverse lumping us into authority haters, but without giving us proper credence for our mistrust and fear of said authority.
You're also negating, completely, your point of view coming from the side of authority, and that your sympathies will lay there first.
Let me put it to you this way. In 2 decades I've never met a local or federal authority act out of character per the hateful stereotypes pasted
around the ATS and other forums.
I've lived from coast to coast, and unlike many I'm actually very active with my local police wherever I live. I see the depths they're capable of
either from complete apathy, or simply from total ignorance of the laws they're sworn to uphold.
Either of those things can be dangerous to a citizen, and are criminal, nevermind any sort of deliberate corruption undertaken by these folks.
I don't even dawdle into the realm of the corrupt as there is so much criminal negligence on the part of law enforcement it's a full time job for a
citizen just to constantly report it back to them.
They don't appreciate it, despite how much the Captains smile and say they're working on it. In one ear, out the other.
Now you come to ATS to tell us your feelings on it? Fantastic. Feel better? I hope so.
You have your view of it, great. Why should we care? You and your peers were placed in power to uphold laws, to protect us, not to persecute us
It's something you've clearly not shown an understanding of in your lengthy diatribe, and something your contemporaries at all levels across our
I have no sympathy for police. I don't care that they become jaded, and begin to loath those they're meant to protect. I care about being safe and
protected from my own country though, and I shouldn't have to. I shouldn't have to worry about my local police only caring about revenue from
traffic violations, but allowing the quality of life in my city to falter to such a degree that other crime is sparked, and so a downward spiral
begins. But I do.
I shouldn't have to worry that my own government feels that it's OK or needed to spy on citizens to maintain itself, that it uses and abuses federal
law enforcement against citizens who are unhappy with things in our country. It's a good thing there was no such things in place during the
revolution or England would've quickly, and quietly, wiped out the founding fathers- and that's something you can't deny.
I'm sure there are good people in positions of authority, there are always a few, and I actually know some, but even they show signs of wear and tear
mentally. I, personally, cannot, will not trust any of them.
You, and your peers, have made your bed. You've abused the RIGHT to come before the citizens of the United States and ask for our sympathy, and yet
you do. Why? Clean your house, then come talk to US. Until that is done, you are not worthy of my money, of my sympathy, of anything other than my
contempt, which I hope you enjoy and perhaps reflect upon.