In the previous post it appeared to many readers that I was encouraging like actions as those taken by the Millers. That was not my intent, but we are on a dangerous road as the police departments get more militarized, begin to see civilians as targets and with a Presidential administration that is bent on pursuing this theme of “domestic terrorists” as an evil with which it must deal. You understand that many police officers fall into that category by virtue of being veterans, Christians and believers in the Constitution. Just, please God, consider that for a moment. You, as well as I, might be considered enemies of the United States for believing stridently in the founding document of the United States. Your turn will come after you are ordered to shoot as many people like me as you can.
Perhaps you have enough cover on the force that they would never come after you, but they will come after people like me, who will not blanch in the face of pressure. My beliefs in God and the Constitution are solid, that will never change and if those things make me a target, well I will have to deal with it, but you are looking at yourself as an individual suddenly targeted by psychotics and feel uncomfortable. Trust me, it is a much different feeling when you see some of those psychotics driving around in police cruisers, with the weapons, law and society on theirs side. Not all, surely, but enough. Did you know that a police officer is 137 times more likely to be guilty of misconduct severe enough to warrant a news story than of being killed in the line of duty? That is one in five. Now, what are my chances of encountering a cop who is willing to commit misconduct severe enough to warrant a news story? 1 in 5. I think I have a lot more to worry about than you. I mean, in my line of work, I put my life on the line every day as well. I can’t even begin to count the close calls, not of mere disfigurement, but death. I accept that and I assume you have as well.