When Seconds Count, the Police Are Only Minutes Away

And on the theme of boneheaded moves by local regulators (so many to choose from)…

A young man killed a grizzly bear on his family property because, he says, there were small children around.  He reported it to the cops, and was arraigned for… whatever.  At his trial, the courtroom was so packed with supporters (including a local state senator) that they had to move the trial.  I have tremendous respect for American law enforcement, but hope that instinct for self-preservation doesn’t go away.

I can’t help thinking about the London riots.  The police stood around and did nothing except harass the shopkeepers who defended their own property.  Defending yourself in England carries a greater criminal penalty than looting and burning – at least in terms of police bothering to prosecute.  It’s a road I just don’t want to go down, especially as our government expands.  Because the bigger any bureaucracy gets, the less likely it will be able to fulfill its core functions, such as keeping the peace.

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About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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