posted on Mar, 11 2010 @ 10:08 PM
There is another image that many of you can see in the mirror if you choose to take an honest look - that of tax collector and nanny state bully boy.
Yes, we know, you didn’t make the laws, some liberal puke with a control fetish did. But when you write speeding tickets for 3 miles over the limit
because you’ve been told to write “x amount” of dollar value or when you pull people over for “seatbelt violations” at random roadblocks and
then ransack their cars without probable cause, can you understand how such behavior eats away like acid on your reputation, both individually and
collectively, as servants of the citizenry? What part of “to protect and serve” does that represent?
But worse than all that is the militarization of the police - in equipment, tactics and, worst of all, attitude - and the federalization of all law
enforcement over the past forty years, but especially in the last ten. There were, last time I checked a few years ago, something like 750,000 full
time state, city, university and college, metropolitan and non-metropolitan county, and other law enforcement officers in the United States. Add to
that another 150,000 or so full time law enforcement personnel working for the federal government. With the growth of new agencies like the TSA during
the “war on terror” (who, because of political correctness can’t seem to figure out who the real “terrorists” are so they merely oppress the
rest of us in order to be “fair”) that number has certainly risen.
In any case, there are hardly enough Feds to work the administration’s will upon a nation so vast and a people so numerous, so much thought and
effort has gone into suborning and subverting local and state law enforcement for federal purposes - “Joint Task Forces” and “fusion centers”
being two principal ways. Yet, as the Founders quite clearly understood, it is one of the duties of local law enforcement, especially the county
sheriffs, to interpose themselves between the federal government and the people of their jurisdictions when the federal government becomes
Now, however, local law enforcement is looked upon by federal agents as force multipliers and willing stooges - “local yokels” in their parlance.
And as a mark of how successful their campaign has been, many local law enforcement officers agree and happily lick the boots that kick them.
A recent case in point. Two county sheriff’s deputies showed up at the doorstep of a man out west who had expressed his contempt for Nancy Pelosi
and and other federal politicians in letters and emails. These deputies, saying that the FBI had sent them, interrogated the man, threatened him
“with Leavenworth” and engaged in intimidation of political speech. These local cops, having no jurisdiction to do anything of the sort, would
have been laughed off of my porch here in Alabama and told to bugger off and return with real federal cops, if that was in fact their intention.
Too often these days, when the federal man says “frog” many of you merely ask “how high?”
Of course, if this intimidation had back-fired on the locals in any way, the Fibbies would have been the first to disavow them, leaving them hanging
out in the legal laundry to dry. So when y’all are looking in that mirror, ask yourselves how truly stupid you actually are when it comes to
enforcing an agenda and not the law just because the Feds ask you to.
Here’s the essential thing: you, ALL OF YOU, took an oath to, among other things, “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United
States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” You swore that, the overwhelming majority of you, to God. Did you think that oath had a shelf
life? Do you think that now that you have by your reckoning faithfully upheld that oath for, say, twenty years now that tomorrow it is okay to forget
it? You swore, whether you realized it at the time or not, an OATH, before GOD, and it was a LIFETIME oath.
While you are looking in the mirror, evaluate your career based upon that oath. It was not to a man, or an administration, or a political party but to
an idea -- the idea of ordered liberty as codified in the Constitution of the United States of America. So ask yourself, did you or did you not intend
to faithfully uphold that oath? Because the answer to that question is going to become very important very quickly as this politically divided and
morally fractured society continues to spin out of control.
To quote Joshua, “Choose this day whom you will serve.”
Katrina showed us many things. It showed that in a disaster many cops will look to their families and not the public duty, leaving their fellow law
enforcement officers with an even greater burden. It showed us that cops can be opportunistic criminals as well, partaking in looting with as much
energy as professional criminals. It also showed us that the police no longer trust the law-abiding citizen with arms, depriving them of their only
means of self-defense once the cops have moved on, leaving them to the tender mercies of robbers, rapists and murderers.
It is perhaps dangerous to make too large of a generalization, for there are many rural jurisdictions where this still does apply, but the fact of the
matter is that by and large, the police no longer trust the people they are supposed to protect, and they especially do not trust an armed citizen,
even if he represents no danger to the cop. This is standing the oath on its head. The people do not exist to serve the servant, but rather the other
When a policeman pulls over a driver whose computer record shows not only the driver’s license of the vehicle’s owner, but the fact that they have
a concealed carry permit, it is too often SOP for the cop to approach the vehicle, gun drawn, order the man or woman from the car, put them on their
knees and cuff them before anything else transpires. These are not the acts of public servants but rather of an occupying army. And with each breach
of trust, the glue holding society together is further weakened. For the more you distrust us, the more we are reminded to distrust you.
It is important to remember, Mr. and Ms. Law Enforcement Officer, that you need us, the law-abiding armed citizenry, one hell of a lot more than we
need you. Just ask any criminal. Who is it that they fear most? The encounter with a policeman or a would-be victim who turns out to be armed? I tell
you this uncomfortable truth and I hope you have the honesty to admit it -- the criminals of this country are far more scared of the armed citizenry
than they are of the police.
It is not the fear of the patrol car that inhibits criminal behavior the most, but rather the prospect of screwing up and getting his brains blown out
by a citizen in righteous self defense. And so, when you participate in citizen disarmament efforts, whether gun seizures like Katrina, or merely
identifying otherwise friendly peaceable folks as “the enemy” just because they are armed, you are alienating your most valuable friends and
empowering your most vicious enemies. Not to mention the fact that you are violating that sacred oath you took.
So ponder that deteriorating social trust that holds civilizations together, and then ponder this: the worst is yet to come.
What will happen when we are faced, God forbid, with some dislocating national disaster -- natural or man-made -- that makes Katrina look like a
kindergarten playground? Now, even if you intend to run off like some New Orleans policemen did to see to the safety of their families rather than
keep order in the city, you are still going to need the cooperation of the armed citizenry in your home neighborhood to protect your family.
You -- ALL of you -- law enforcement officers, will then need us, the armed citizenry -- ALL of us willing and competent to muster -- to defend public
order against the tide of chaos represented by five or ten million gang members and the tens of millions of panicked unprepared refugees or
opportunistic criminals left unrestrained by a breakdown.
Do you seriously think that federal police, all 150,000 of them, will actually help you in that event, beyond issuing orders that they will not be
personally endangered with carrying out?
You will then be on your own, and you will have us. At least those of you will who have the sense to plan now to make that happen in the event.
You might start by remembering your oaths, by beginning to trust us, by refusing to engage in petty harrassments of CCW permit holders and by
strengthening your department’s auxiliary program (or starting one if you do not have one).
But first and foremost you must quit looking at and treating the law-abiding armed citizenry of the United States as the enemy. For if you don’t, we
certainly will be.
Convince us by your actions that you are no better than the gangs who commit crimes without uniforms and we will treat you similarly. And there
ain’t nearly enough of you to shove us around in a real national emergency.
Remember, Americans are nothing if not a practical people. We're predisposed to help and support you. Please, take our hand when it is offered,
BEFORE it is needed.
The alleged leader of a merry band of Three Percenters