Today we regret to inform you of the passing of decency and respect. We lay to rest the age of taking responsibility. It is with deep regret I inform you of the loss of personal accountability for one’s actions.
These days, we have a portion of society who believes they are not accountable for their own actions. They do not have to follow our laws or the general rules of society – if they don’t agree with them.
There is a faction of our population that is being raised to believe that they can defy the laws of our country and take matters into their own hands simply because they believe the rules don’t apply to them. They choose to disobey the laws because those laws don’t serve their personal narrative.
Such thinking usually starts at home with their upbringing. It is the way they were taught to think. Others will join groups that will brainwash them and alter their thought processes. Educational institutions can also influence the way some see the world and their place in it.
In today’s world, too often the lack of a father in the home results in young people getting their values elsewhere. When the values come from the street, the young person gets a slanted or skewed view of our social order. It empowers them to defy and taunt authority as they deem appropriate.
So what happens when someone truly believes they are not accountable to laws or law enforcement? Let me answer that for you, people get hurt and PEOPLE DIE!
Police officers and civilians alike are injured and killed due to altercations resulting from their civil disobedience. When people take the law into their own hands, it never ends well.
When someone decides to defy a police officer’s lawful orders, they are making a conscious decision to follow their interpretation of the law the way they see it. It matters not that their interpretation may directly contradict the written law.
There is an arsenal of videos showing people resisting and obstructing police officers. These individuals stand up and refuse to comply with officers lawful directions. When this happens, the officers are then forced to use force to enforce the law.
After the fact, the videos are dissected and gone-over with a fine tooth comb in attempts to vilify the officers for enforcing the law. These same people want the officers to be punished for their actions rather than placing the blame on the person who is actually responsible.
People judge they can scream and yell at police officers to further their agenda or opinion. They feel the need to shove a camera in the face of officers doing their jobs and interject themselves into situations without repercussions or consequences.
These acts of attempted intervention jeopardize the safety of everyone involved: the officer, the non-compliant citizen and those improperly interfering. The lack of civility and respect shown to some officers is disheartening. The whole thing is shameful and frankly, it stinks.
Too often, citizens demand that officers show the utmost courtesy and composure during these unruly events. Yet those same citizens can be the most ill-mannered, obnoxious, rude people in the crowd. How wonderful it would be if those trouble-makers would follow the age-old advice of our forefathers, “Never judge a man until you have walked a mile in his moccasins.”
The rabble-rousers can pull-back and walk away at any time. The cop can’t.
At the bottom line, it’s all about saving just ONE life.
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