"After my sixth divorce, I started to wonder if it was me?" Greg Allman
Residents in a Modesto neighborhood are so concerned about crime they may bring in armed security guards.
I started to wonder just recently if police force work can't be done differently. If we were allowed robust self defence of life, limb, family and property, and outside the home and workplace have crime investigation handled by PIs and arrests by bounty hunters. Then only the courts would need to be an arm of government. Private sector PIs and bounty hunters could be held to higher standards of conduct to keep their licences, therefore their livelihoods, than the average tenured and govt employed cop, I'm guessing.
Bait and switch at work. There are functions of government that are heavily left-leaning such as overly generous public pensions, expansive welfare and entitlements. Then there are things that everyone agrees on such as police, basic education, roads. I find it interesting that it's always the former that is the lion's share of the budget but is untouchable, and the latter that is always on the chopping block. It's always the education and public safety that is the first to get cut. Why? Because those the one thing people are willing to pay for. The media puts us on a guilt trip with the basic argument of "low taxes hurts the children". It should be a different argument of "overly beneficial public pensions hurts the children". Then bring taxes in: "Are taxpayers willing to pay higher taxes to continue to public pension plans at the current rate.". The answer would be no. And that's why the question is never posed for public discussion.
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