In Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, Mo., Michael Brown is shot by a police officer. Riots ensue. Okay, I can understand that. I don’t agree with it, but I understand the actions.
Police react with an aggressive posture, armed to the teeth and looking like escapees from a Bruce Willis action flick involving terrorists.
Suddenly, there are cries by Rand Paul and others for demilitarizing the police. With the distrust that most Americans now have for all governmental organizations, that seems to be a reasonable stance… or is it?
While I am the first to say the government is getting more and more oppressive, I notice one very important fact in Ferguson. Despite five nights of riots, no one else is shot. Maybe the cops aren’t all that stupid? While the PR flacks and talking heads will say that the images on the internet are haunting and divisive, I note the lack of a body count.
Is this nation getting more and more oppressive? Yes. Are the police the problem? Not so much.
The next time you hear someone talk about the inability of African-Americans to improve their lot in life, ask them one question. Ask them if legalizing over eleven million illegals is helping the situation. What is more useful to equality, 11 million jobs or another riot that destroys local businesses?
I am concerned about the militarization of the police, but with the horde of illegals being invited into the country by a rogue federal government, what other options are there? When the law means less and less by the day, chaos and tyranny will follow.
Was Michael Brown a good guy or a bad guy? I don’t know. What I do know is that this shooting and riot are a symptom.
A little disclaimer follows. If the police ever actually use the military equipment and start stacking up bodies, I will reserve my right to change my position.