Friday, May 22, 2015
Good Cop, Bad Cop?
Today we hear much talk about how cops are not all bad. I believe that to be untrue. I do in fact believe that there can be no such thing as a "good cop". This does not imply that all police are evil people. However, all those people assume evil roles every day when they don their uniform, badges, guns, and the imprimatur of the "state" to go forth and enforce laws that run contrary to the rights of men.
When a man becomes a police officer, he is supposed to swear an oath to the Constitution, which is in effect an oath to all of us. It is an oath to we, the People. Those newly-sworn cops then proceed to go forth into the world and uphold laws that stand in violent conflict with the natural and unalienable rights of men.
Who says a man cannot park himself on the courthouse steps and fire up a spliff? Who says one cannot engage the services of a prostitute? Who says that any of these statutes constitute actual law? By what authority are we bound to obey these mostly arbitrary edicts, at the ends of the guns of police and sheriffs? To date I have found no basis for it. Thus far, all I see is a raft of fellow citizens who act in compliance with orders such that they daily violate their sworn oaths of duty to we, the people whom they ostensibly serve.
That fact renders all cops "bad", as such. This is not to deny them what credit they may merit for getting cats out of trees and helping little old ladies cross the streets. But just as the NAZIs were hung by their necks until dead because "we were just following orders" did not cut the muster, so it is with police who similarly rape, murder, and maim their fellows when they claim they are "only doing [their] job[s]".
This is a terrible sickness afoot in the world with Americans enjoying no immunity. and we as a people used to recognize it as such. There was a time where we at least showed the decency to speak out against such behaviors. Not so much anymore; certainly not to the extent that was once evident. But that appears to be changing. As police and sheriffs murder their way along ever broadening patches of the American landscape, people are beginning to rouse from their consumerist stupors, asking themselves, "what is going on here?". It is perhaps a shame that things had to come to this sorry pass before people began noticing, but I suppose it is better late than never.
You cannot be good so long as you comply with a duty that calls upon you to violate the rights of your fellows. It doesn't matter whom you rescue, what bad guys you apprehend, or any of the other "good" things that you may do because the moment you enforce a single mandate that violates the rights of even the least among us, you have become an evil thing, having committed a felonious act against another, thereby contaminating all that may once have been good about you with the taint of true evil.
A man cannot serve two masters and it is clear to whom the cops kowtow. Therefore, regardless of how good the "man", he becomes something bad when he chooses to be "cop". There are no two ways about this.
Until next time, please accept my best regards.