The single biggest problem we have in America today is, unwarranted trust in politicians and public officials. Somehow, a country built by rugged individual leaders, has fallen for the progressive myth that they need politics to provide for them (charismatic) leaders instead.
Humble presidents who resided over peace and prosperity like Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge have been thrown into the trash heap of history in favor of tyrants like Abraham Lincoln (who is directly responsible for the deaths of over 620,000 Americans) and Franklin Delano Roosevelt (who enacted 1930's-style fascist economic policies).
Why? Well, war of course. War is cool! War presidents are even cooler! Our so-called "Christian nation" has turned its back on the Prince of Peace to worship the god of war.
Nationalism has replaced patriotism. Militarism has replaced individualism. Law determines morality. We hate each other but love perpetual war.
An individual who wishes his privacy to be respected must have something to hide. When the State wants to keep secrets however, it's vital to our national security. When a cop electroshocks, beats, abuses, and/or kills an innocent citizen, he's a virtuous servant working under a lot of pressure. When politicians rob the citizenry blind, it's simply bad policy.
The police are now militarized. "We the People" no longer hold members of the State to the same moral standards we expect of ourselves and our neighbors. Might makes right. The ends justify the means. Long live the State!
A few weeks ago, 11-year-old Brooklyn resident Briana Ojeda suffered a severe asthma attack. Frantic to elude heavy traffic en route to the hospital, the girl’s mother, Carmen, took a detour in the wrong direction on a one-way street. As she did so, Carmen collided with a parked car. This attracted the attention of Alfonso Mendez, an armed revenue farmer in the employ of the NYPD.
“What the f**k are you doing going down the wrong way?” the officer inquired, displaying the professional composure that typifies his caste.
“Help! My daughter needs CPR!” replied the panicking mother.
“I don’t do CPR,” responded Mendez with a smirk. After moving his vehicle to box in the the car containing the dying child, Mendez started to scribble out an extortion note (often called a “traffic ticket”).
Carmen managed to free her car and drive her daughter to Long Island College Hospital. Mendez — who had done nothing to help but was determined to meet his quota — pursued them. Although Briana was still breathing at the time of the traffic stop, she died at the hospital.
Like all other NYPD officers, Mendez was trained in CPR. He has been suspended without pay, and may face “departmental charges” for “failing to act.” Briana’s parents have announced plans to sue the city.
The inconsolable loss suffered by Briana’s parents — who had paid for government-provided “protective services” that were arbitrarily withheld, with unfathomably tragic results ...
Don't kid yourself either, the State is not even required to protect you! They're there first and foremost, to feed off your wages. As Will Grigg so eloquently puts it, cops are now nothing more than "armed revenue farmer[s]."
Police are not legally or civilly required to come to the aid of an individual citizen threatened with criminal violence. Not long ago, Oakland, California Police Chief Anthony Batts announced that his officers will no longer respond to burglary calls and other crimes. This announced reduction in police “protection” came after 80 officers were laid off when contract negotiations broke down between the police union and the city government over the question of job security: The Oakland Police Officers Association demanded that the inexperienced officers — each of whom cost the city an estimated $188,000 annually in salary and benefits — receive a three-year employment guarantee. And at least one city – Tracey, California – has started to impose a surcharge for 911 services already paid for through telephone fees.
Two Philadelphia police officers have been charged with criminal conspiracy, robbery, kidnapping, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, theft, and other related charges, according to officials.
Sean Alivera, 31, and Christopher Luciano, 23, allegedly robbed a supposed drug dealer of 20 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $24,000 as well as $3,000 in cash. It turns out that the man they thought was a drug dealer was actually an undercover officer.
Authorities also believe that the two planned to have the drugs redistributed on the street by an un-named drug dealer.
Nothing to see here. Just a couple of virtuous Drug Warriors. Move along.
A San Diego police officer and his wife have warrants out for their arrest after they were accused of vandalizing their million-dollar Temecula home.
The warrants for felony vandalism were issued for Robert and Monique Acosta after they allegedly trashed their home because they were facing foreclosure.
Neighbors said the couple told them that their credit union refused to modify their mortgage and gave them until July to move out. Residents said the Acosta's former home was the nicest on the block -- neighbors called it the Castle.
Neighbor, Keith Peet, helped the couple move but said he had to break off the friendship.
What was that? A million dollar home on a cops salary? Maybe his wife is a Hollywood starlet.
Stories like these are legion. Politicians are crooks. Bureaucrats are crooks. Cops are crooks. But worship them we do.