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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.
Chicago IL will not make it to the end of the summer, unless the Illinois legislature fails to pass a concealed carry law, and the state goes to Constitutional Carry. Note SCC’s comment about the weather. The temperature hasn’t really started to ramp up yet, and the goblins are out of control.
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.