The illusion that the police are there to serve and protect YOU is propelled by the media and Hollywood. Be it known that believing that police are there to protect you in any way is indeed an illusion. The fact of the matter is, the motto “to serve and protect” is not referencing everyday citizens. Instead it’s about protecting the STATE, although it is everyday citizens which foot the bill for the execution of such a philosophical stance.
The only time you can be assured of true protection is with a private contract between you and a security guard—from someone else other than yourself, that is. Such individuals would be required under contract to protect you. Should anything happen to you while they were under your employ you could hold them accountable. However, the police are government employees. This is exactly why there are so few law enforcement officers in relation to the crime in your area and the number of citizens to protect in your area. It’s not about protecting the citizens. It’s about protecting the state.
The release of thousands of inmates from California (and other) prisons reinforces this flawed thought process. The release has been ordered as a result of the best interest of the financial standing of the State of California, not the citizens of California. And yet it is the citizens who literally pay (through their taxes) for the legal representation of these criminals, the jury of citizens who are asked to make a fair judgment, the judge to oversee the case, the city employees who push the papers around for each criminal case, their care and well-being while incarcerated. Yes, this is like making the citizens pay dearly for a high-tech weapon, only to have it scrapped and released to wreak havoc on the same citizens who paid for it. Talk about “bait and switch!” Ultimately it will be the citizens who pay a heavy price for any recidivism of any of these convicted criminals. For centuries we’ve been paying our taxes gladly for such “services.” And yet we’re truly paying (in more ways than one) to be oppressed and overcome by such power and authority, regardless of the fact that it was free, law abiding citizens who bestowed such power.
Instead of relying on any government entity to protect you, why not invest in protecting yourself? Get a permit. Get a gun (or two, or three, or more). Get appropriate ammo—I don’t care how expensive it is. And then get trained with REAL unquestionable skills to use that firearm safely both physically and emotionally. For REAL self-defensive firearm skill, go to www.womenofcaliber.com for exclusive training for women, by women, or www.castledefense.com for those of you who don’t want to be outdone by the women in your life. 😉
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