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Monday, June 12, 2017

Calling Upon All Cops To Quit

Cops are reputed to be heroes.  Cops are reputed to be paragons of virtue.  Cops are reputed to be the pillars of our civilized society.  Cops are reputed to be role models.  Cops are reputed to be worthy of our utmost respect and unquestioned allegiance and support.  If all of those things are true then I have one thing I want to say to every cop who has ever put on a badge.  Please, please, please, quit your job today.
If the men and women who wear the badge are the type of people I am told they are they need to get out of the policing business as soon as possible.  It does not matter if you are close to retirement.  It does not matter if you are close to getting fully vested in your pension.  It does not matter if your disability checks are about to start arriving in the mail.  All that matters is the fact that you are being forced to enforce a system of law that is wildly immoral and oppressive.  How any person with the high moral character of a cop could continue to work under those circumstances is a mystery to me.
Go here to read the story about the cop who shut down the vegetable stand of an innocent citizen of the Socialist Democracy of Amerika who was simply trying to serve a few consumers and earn a couple of bucks.  The California man in the story was simply trying to sell some vegetables on a street corner without first having the permission of the civil government.  Although it is clearly not immoral for someone to sell vegetables to someone else the man was arrested by the officer shown in the photograph for his actions.  Although it is clearly not within the scope of operations for civil government to arrest a man for engaging in voluntary business transactions, the cop arrested the man nevertheless.  What the cop did was immoral. What the cop did was wrong.  How can such a highly moral and noble person stoop to such an immoral low?
When asked why he arrested the man for selling vegetables the cop's superiors responded, "Selling food on street corners violates county ordinances and public health codes. Persistent street vending harms local businesses, especially small, start-up food vendors."  Apparently these highly moral men somehow failed to recognize the fact that arresting a man running a small local business as a start-up food vendor ended up harming his business as well.  How could they have not seen such an obvious truth?  How can such a heroic member of the community behave so badly?
Cops are routinely called upon to enforce immoral laws.  Those who enforce immoral laws are behaving immorally.  There is no way around the logically and morally necessary conclusion that the enforcement of immoral laws is an immoral act.  There is no way around the logically and morally necessary conclusion that those who enforce immoral laws are behaving immorally.  So how can it be that the most heroic, noble, brave and moral people in our country are involved in so many despicable acts of immorality?
The Supreme Court of Jokers of the Socialist Democracy of Amerika has ruled that cops can stop citizens who are driving their cars at any time and for any reason.  Go here for the story that describes how, "Police can stop, arrest and search citizens without reasonable suspicion or probable cause. In a 5-3 ruling in Utah v. Strieff, the U.S. Supreme Court effectively gave police a green light to embark on a fishing expedition of one’s person and property, rendering Americans completely vulnerable to the whims of any cop on the beat."  It is immoral for police officers to stop, detain, search and arrest people who are doing nothing immoral.  How can such morally enlightened people engage in such activities?  But it gets worse.
The story goes on to report that, "Police can use the “fear for my life” rationale as an excuse for shooting unarmed individuals. Upon arriving on the scene of a nighttime traffic accident, an Alabama police officer shot a driver exiting his car, mistakenly believing the wallet in his hand to be a gun. From the time the driver stumbled out of his car, waving his wallet in the air, to the time he was shot in the abdomen, only six seconds had elapsed"  How can such courageous people behave so fearfully?  How can such brave souls so viciously gun down innocent citizens of the SDA?  How can such heroic and moral figures behave so immorally?
I will answer the question I repeatedly ask in today's blog post.  The reason heroic and moral people like cops behave so immorally is entirely due to the fact they are enforcing a multitude of immoral laws.  Since the law is not going to change, indeed, it is likely to only get worse, it is the moral responsibility of all cops to resign from their positions and to do so immediately.  So I am pleading with those of you who are employed as cops.  Please, please, please resign your positions today.  It is the moral thing to do. 



2 comments:

  1. Welshy,

    I'm confused ... Why did you mention words like "morality" and "logical" in a post about constabulary officials? As an agent for A.P.E., I'm well aware of the training techniques of U.S. LEOs. As part of their desensitization training, cadets are required to find an elderly woman waiting at a crosswalk to cross the street, give her their arm for balance, walk her into the middle of the road, and then knock her down and pummel her with their baton while shouting, "You didn't listen to my command, so I am in fear for my life!"

    Also during the training of cadets, any time one of them displays any indication of reasoning, thought, common sense, pondering, or general mulling over of something, their training officer smacks them in the back of the head. After enough smacks, any logic that might have existed in their puny little minds has been knocked clear over to the other side of the Mississippi.

    Actually, I'm not confused. I know that you always use logic and morality to arrive at conclusions, and you know that your plea to all peace officers is a futile plea.

    Lancelot Link,
    Secret Chimp

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  2. Mr. Link:
    Of course you are correct. I fully recognize that my plea for cops to relinquish their badges is futile. Too many of them glory in their ability to boss others around and, at the same time, bask in the praise of their subjects. It helps me to remember that when everything is said and done the first shall be last and the last shall be first.

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