I hear the voices of all murdered children. It is a joyful noise: they laugh and sing; safe at the footstool of the Lord.
I hear the voices of all parents of murdered children. They wail, they rage; lost in an abyss of grief. And no amount of teddy bears, no hugs, no laws can heal them. They are forever broken.
I hear myself. I rage, I weep: for all parents of murdered children; for my wife; for me. My 27 year old stepson, Michael Edward Young and, my 8 year old first grandchild, Joshua Allen Young were murdered in 1995 in Tempe, AZ. Abiding pain says it could have been just yesterday.
And I hear the drone of politicians. They weep in public, claiming others murdered children as their own. These children are not theirs, they are ours, are mine. For them to claim otherwise is pandering at its worst; is vile; is despicable.
Sometimes, the price of freedom is most steep. But personal tragedy, no matter how excruciatingly painful and enduring, is never justification to trash our Constitution.
I am weary of pragmatism being placed before altruism, seemingly, from my perspective if from none other, at lightning speed. Republican or democrat, I’m sure all presidents are going to have political enemies in positions of power, and it’s important to me that politically weak presidents be held to the same standards as strong presidents. Okay, not really — in the sense that I acknowledge this is never going to happen. Politics is political. Weaklings die early on and die hard in political things. It’s in the dictionary definition, I think. People who “shouldn’t” come out on top, do. Is it too much to ask, though, that we can minimize the effect? We certainly demand it out of our representatives that they pretend to debate these cases based on the merits. Seems to me, if we don’t demands substance behind the symbolism, then we’re pretty much demanding that all our representatives have to be liars.
Which, later on, we’re going to want to complain about it. And boy howdy are there are lots of people who like to! But you don’t get to complain about the house being on fire if you’re the one pumping gasoline.
So, a little honesty please. If the point is that impeachment charges should not be brought, let’s hear all about Obama’s innocence. Or, if He’s guilty, how strong the nation is and how capable it is of surviving the stewardship of someone who, we know now, we can’t trust about anything anywhere…who’s never going to know anything about anything that’s going on, if & when it turns to crap. Let’s hear how we’ll get through it all just fine and that’s why we shouldn’t make a big deal out of it. I’d really like to hear those arguments right about now.
But I don’t want to hear about how damaging it would be for Republicans. Or, Obama will politically survive anything and we all have to get used to it.
If Obama makes it to the next unelection, it’s all over anyway.
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Barack Obama will not make it to the end of his second term. He’ll either resign, be impeached, or attempt a coup. (I regard the last as very unlikely, but with him, it’s possible. And if he succeeds, then, whatever he calls himself, he’s not the President of the United States anymore.)
I’m betting resignation. I doubt he has any clue how to operate when even the press is against him. I think he has no staying power, because I think he’s a whiny liberal pussy.
“But,” everyone says, “What about Biden?”
Well, what about him? I don’t think he’s near as outright toxic as Obama is, and I think the more or less metaphorical sight of his former boss rotting on a gibbet outside his office window will do wonders for his commitment to his oath of office.
SCC, if you want to save your city, give up on the damn pensions; they’re going to fuck you over anyway. Either you and your honest brothers need to quit outright, or you need to start telling the law abiding that you will no longer help enforce laws against citizen carry, or the petty, malum prohibitum crap like marijuana laws and parking violations.
You need to start telling victims to buy guns, learn to use them, and carry everywhere they go. And, of course, they need to shoot back.
You need to help train them. You need to make every honest citizen in town be your brother or sister in arms.
You love your city like you do your mother, I can tell. But it will again burn to the ground by autumn if you don’t stop propping up one of the most corrupt city halls in the nation.
And SCC? Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas and mange. You keep claiming you’re honest, but you are doing the bidding of thieves and scoundrels, and worse. They despise you, and will not back you up when you fall in their service, as you yourself have reported many times. To them, you are nothing but gullible, expendable fools.
You owe them nothing in return, sir, absolutely nothing.
The time for dialog has passed.
Time to choose sides.
SCC and his fellows do a job I am physically and mentally unfit to do; I’d be dead or catatonic in a week. I am, in a sense, unfit to criticize them.
I know that they do the job they do to protect the citizens, not their bosses.
CPD rank and file have everything, as in “lives, fortunes, and sacred honors”, invested in their city; so do the police and other local law enforcement around the nation.
It would be agonizing to let it all go, to move out and watch the city burn from the outside. To admit that everything you’ve done over your career was for…not nothing, no, too many stories of lives saved, order restored, hope dispensed freely and sincerely.
SCC’s own reports show just how rotten his city is, and how little support the CPD gets from higher ups (“exempts”) in the force, and from elected officials.
All of the great good done in the past will be wasted, twisted, turned to great evil by those who think they are fit to rule, if things go on as they have.
Still, I’m not in their shoes, in their squad cars, behind their badges. I don’t know what it’s like first hand.
I just hope that being on the side of liberty and justice means I’m on their side.
But the reason they’ve lost the faith of the people they want to serve is because in the end, all they’re doing is propping up tyrants and thugs.
It’s not just CPD. It’s law enforcement all over the land.
First step to restoring trust and respect: trust and respect the people you serve.
Let the people take arms. Encourage them to take arms. Train them to take arms. Denounce, loudly and in uniform, any would be ruler who deprives them of arms.
Stop busting citizens for taking pictures of public buildings, or videos of you. Keep them back out of the way, sure. But ignore them as much as you can.
Refuse to execute civil forfeiture orders. That makes you armed robbers, I don’t care what the excuse is, or what the courts say.
Refuse to execute SWAT warrants except in hostage situations or the like. Who cares if a pound of this dried leaf or that white powder goes down the crapper? If that’s all you got, you should be shot back at.
(And right there, you are living the amendments 1, 2, 4, and 5, you’re putting them at the top of the priority list, even at the expense of making it harder to fight crime. The people have guns, remember? Trust them to do the crime fighting. It’s their job, too.)
Be ruthless, absolutely ruthless, when one of your own steps over the line. Every cop needs to be a member of IAD. And when a bad cop is discovered, he needs to be stood up in public, in full dress uniform, and be stripped to tatters one shiny button at a time, and led off in cuffs.
In short, conduct yourselves as if every citizen is armed, and willing to fight back against tyranny. Assume you are being videoed. Treat the people as you wish to be treated, because after all, you are one of them.
And again: if you don’t like it–quit. Deprive Those Who Would Rule of the weapons you carry, of your own strength, and your own good judgement.
Reserve your good will only for the citizens you serve.
You’ve lost their respect, their good will. The burden is on you to win them back.
With advanced military gear like this at Kim Jong Un’s disposal, the United States cannot hope to prevail against such a mighty nation and its beloved leader, a world class master of Looking At Things.
One can barely imagine the awesome features of this god-like control console, mercifully hidden from we proletariat mud people, since only a Great Leader and his Generals, buoyed by the love of his people, can gaze upon it without permanent scarring.
We, too, might posess such glorious weapons of justice if only those evil traitorous Republicans hadn’t forced the sequestor.
We must be cautious and respectful, lest the righteous wrath of the Korean People stir them to angry singing of their noble war chant.
I’m actually a little disturbed by this. If the Glorious Leader in either nation had a lick of sanity, there’d be no real threat. But I don’t trust either of them to keep from launching nuclear war in fits of egotistical pique.
Here, let me break this down for you. Not just this thread, but any thread where you argue with liberals.
Liberal 1: Attack, ATTACK! Attack, attack, attack! ATTACK!
Liberal 2: ATTACK! ATTACK!
Liberal 1: So rude!
Liberal 2: Yes, very rude.
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