Are Police the new Lobsterbacks?

laquan-mcdonald-shot-killed-by-chicago-police-jason-van-dykeThe video of the Chicago Police shooting a man in the street is both disturbing and instructive. When we consider the history of the powers of policing in the country, we can quickly see that something is amiss today. What is that something?

The British never fully understood the American Revolution, nor our claim that we were oppressed. In their view, they were simply providing for the safety and security of the Colonies by using police powers to maintain good order and safety.

Even today, Americans tend to proclaim government oppression, but is it really? Or is it more, like the Revolutionary Patriots, a forward looking understanding that a failure today to limit government acts that are oppressive in nature will lead to further tyranny and abuse?

As we give thanks for our nations and our blessings, let us also consider how we can each help restore a spirit of virtuous citizenship in our country.

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About Dave

Talk Show host, lifelong Baseball and Star Trek fan, US Navy Submariner and Fire Control Technician (Ballistic Missile) 1st Class Petty Officer (Submarine Qualified), Dave is married with four daughters, one son, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren plus one on the way. He resides quietly in Manteca, CA, where he records his podcast, Plausibly Live, three days a week. He also writes for several other blogs and as a "Stay at home Dad" plays a lot of games with his son. Dave loves books, history and is learning to weld and drive a forklift. Just for fun. Dave is also a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans and a Member of the US Submarine Veterans.

Posted on November 25, 2015, in Constitution, History and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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