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Response to yagotme (Reply #114)

Mon May 24, 2021, 11:25 PM

115. I don't support ending police departments.

I do, however, have a problem when officers and departments have little to no accountability.

I see that situation as analogous to the colonial redcoats living off the colonists and having no accountability to them.

Governments are a compromise between tyranny and anarchy. Government's most important obligation to the people is expressed in the Declaration. "That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." (Emphasis mine)

IMO the most effective and valid means to maintain freedom is the respect for the rights of the people. I suggest that freedom is not like some volume knob to be used to try to adjust errant behavior of society's problem children.

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