Originally Posted by Tackleberry1
Where did you find that image?
Thanks for the feedback on the post. Yes, we have disagreed in the past and it's certain to happen again but that's what makes FTF so great.
Exchange of ideas allows all of us to consider a different point of view and occasionally modify our position.
I used to be 100% pro law enforcement...then Obama got the white house and we've seen:
Voter Intimidation by Black Panthers go unpunished
Fast and Furious
No knock warrent murders off innocents
And much more...
^^THIS^^ has all combined to convince me that strong law enforcement is only a POSSITIVE when those pulling the strings adhere to the law. Unfortunately we currently have criminals in office so what does that make the average street cop...illegitimate?
I've had that pic for several years.Its survived being moved from machine to machine lol.
You and anyone else can use it as you see fit.
Anyway,its very important to understand how we can screw ourselves in support of more government when we agree to it being implemented by those we like,but then when those of our political opposite get power,they get to use those powers to their behest.
I'm very fond of this quote:He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.-Thomas Paine
One of the best examples of this sort of thing is the Department of Homeland Stasi.
Conservatives thought it would be a good thing to create yet another illegitimate federal police force,one that this time would specifically be designed to literally centralize all the local and state police with the federal bureaucracy.
This would help us defend ourselves from radical fundamentalists terrorists and other dangerous people,they said.
Things got really hokey when they started trying to classify druggies as supporters of terrorists tho,didn't it?
And then they seemed to be trying to paint average run of the mill criminals as "terrorists",too.
In the same vein,it was fine when we started allowing the government to ignore the inalienable rights of ALL PEOPLE,and the restrictions placed on it to the effect that it must observe due process and such.
Who cares if some raghead in Gitmo's natural rights isnt protected from the most powerful government on earth,right?
Well,now,as they say,the plot thickens and the shoe is on the other foot.
Not 3 months after Obama the Marxist Usurper was elected,the Department of Homeland Stasi released a directive
calling those who support 3rd party politicians,the Constitution,gun rights,etc,etc,could be "homegrown terrorists" and should be given "the special treatment" by law enforcement.
The system Bush and the conservatives designed to "keep us safe" from the "evil terrorists" was now being used to target the left's bogeyman- the "radical right",in other words,most conservatives.
We have to be careful when we unleash devils,because devils have no loyalty and will turn on their creators.
Anyway,this is the sort of thing our Founders warned us about.
Too big of a government is not good for anyone.