There’s a dangerous precedent being set in Washington D.C. and we’re allowing it to happen (surprise, surprise) or even encouraging it. We’re allowing the Federal government to direct something that is and should be the exclusive business of states and local municipalities.
Congress is attempting to get involved in the training, oversight, and control of local and state law enforcement, in effect nationalizing our police departments. Every time the federal government gets involved in anything that has been a local/state issue it morphs into a federally controlled (read more power and control) program. Once the federal government gets their finger into anything it translates into a loss of control on our level.
The idea of a national database for the purpose of keeping bad police officers from simply going to another department and creating another bad situation is good. It should be expanded to include teachers who have been terminated for inappropriate actions or any other profession that impacts the general public in those ways.
Congress takes our money by force, disguising it by calling it taxes. I concede that a certain amount of that money is necessary for the government to operate. But what we are seeing is so far beyond that. The result is we lose sight of how they use that to sustain and expand their power. Take government money and you’ve given them the opening they need to eventually take control. You do what they say or the money goes away.
Remember also they use part of that money in the Ponzi scheme called Social Security. As the bumper sticker says, “Don’t steal and cheat…the government hates the completion”.
A quick word on the growing insurgent demands…the term is “Dane-geld”.
From “Dane-geld” by Rudyard Kipling
“It is always a temptation for a rich and lazy nation,
To puff and look important and to say:
“Though we know we should defeat you,
we have not the time to meet you.
We will therefore pay you cash to go away.”
And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
but we’ve proved it again and again,
that if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
you never get rid of the Dane.”
Mr. Kipling nailed it. Submitting does not fix the problem. It exacerbates it. They don’t just not go away, they return demanding more and more and more.
I’m so NOT woke. I’m in a coma