I was asked right on this website, where I stand on the Issues.
I stand with this.
Law should be based on creating order, not necessarily freedom UNLESS it can provided along with order.
There is no Age that people live to be, that is a majority age for doing just whatever the hell its that they want to do, and laws are not treating adults like children, laws are there to keep Civil Order, Peace, Reasonable Prosperity, Justice, Equality and and Public Safety.
67 years old, is not old enough to tell a 24 year old police officer what he's going to do and how he's going to do it, period.
That 24 year old police officer is the boss, not the 67 year old who was NOT hired by the Government to maintain that city, state or county's law and order...
And 67 years old is also not old enough to break the laws, period.
So its about time that assholes got over that age and adulthood quagmire.
And there is a reason why the cop is 24, and he's 67.... and that's because the 24 year old has the body, the spirit and the mind to get things done on the streets.
A 67 year old woman dressed in a police uniform is simply a free toy to a bunch of 16 to 24 or 25 year old thugs... yet 24 is old enough to be responsible and be trusted with the duty.
I believe in Unions.
Those Unions should be Unions for Private sector employees....
Government Agents who serve Uncle Sam, should not be allowed to unionize because their work is far too valuable to society for them to just be allowed to stonewall the Government and stop its effective operations and give people crap service.
In fact Police Unions are a reason for the Police officer's behavior recently... just simply murdering people.
If civil rights is going to be the law, maybe its time it was the law.
The KKK and the Skinheads and the Black Panthers and so on, need to spend a month in jail for their discriminatory, offensive, racist and intimidating behavior in public... its called Disorderly Conduct.
Wow SandyLady. That's quite a list. I have tried to profile you in my own mind based on the list, but it's difficult. So rather than going point by point, I just extracted the items above related to law and order as that seems to be one of your hot buttons.
I'm not sure I fully understand the points you are making between the 24 year old police officer and the 67 year old. There's a story behind your bitterness that you haven't revealed directly. I see you have empathy for the 24 year old police officer...perhaps a relative. Being 69 years old myself, I have a healthy respect for the energy and enthusiasm of young people although at times I think they are naïve in their understanding of the world. I say this as a former Democratic Party precinct chair who tried to reach out to the young generation to get them to register to vote. I could share their idealistic worldviews, but I have to temper them with my own life's experiences which deal more with reality.
Your statement on Police unions, the Police officer's behavior recently followed by the "just simply murdering people" is perplexing and seems inconsistent with your earlier statements on the 24 year old police officer. I don't follow it, but I sense some strong bitterness.
Your statement on the KKK, Skinheads and Black Panthers shows a strong bias, but as you know these groups, no matter how much you might despise them, do have a First Amendment right to express themselves. Perhaps, they are part of the focus of the yet unrevealed underlying story of the 24 year old police officer.
Thanks for sharing your views. Our worldviews are all somewhat based on our life's experiences, but are also tempered by our ability to think critically and not let our emotions over rule our minds. Negative life's experiences can capture our minds. They are hard to release.