Local governments around the country are trying to replace their inefficient public police forces with private police forces. In areas where they’re being used there is a marked drop in the crime rate. While that may be encouraging on one level, the dangers of having a private corporation wielding that kind of power over a community to some can be disconcerting. Private armed forces are great to protect corporations but I believe defense of the natural rights of the people are something better left up to them.
I've got an idea, why not just hand out firearms and ammunition to the local population at government expense and lift all unlawful restrictions on the people's natural right of self-defense; leaving only a sheriff and a contingent of deputies to deal with issues the people can't alone. Congress has the power to not only regulate but arm the Militia (Constitution for the united States of America, Article I, Section 8, and clause 16), so I don't see it as a wild stretch that the local government could as well; even requesting Federal aid to cover the expense. Should the state or Federal government try to attack the community, the people would then be armed and stand behind their sheriff as a posse to repel the attack with suitable arms to be effective.
I’m not saying that depending on the Federal government for anything at this point in time is a good idea, since they’re currently waging war on the natural rights of the people, just pointing out what our framers set in place to deal with criminals in our midst, both public and private.
There are other things we could do to reduce crime in our communities from self-serving judges and other officials that use the crime rate to justify their budgets. Judges as well as members of parole boards that release rapists, murderers, pedophiles, and other violent offenders back into society before the term of their sentence is completed that reoffend, should face the same sentence as the person who re-offends, with NO parole or time off for good behavior. Such judicial officers that release such people might as well be the perpetrators themselves since they took it upon themselves to allow more citizens to be victimized despite the ruling of a jury or the best interests of the people in their community.
Oh… then we have all these “deals” that prosecutors and District Attorneys make that allow violent criminals to walk or present unjust options to people being railroaded in order to bolster their conviction rates; making them appear to be tough on crime while victimizing the people in the process. Defendants should have the benefit of non-British Accreditation Registry (BAR) counsel of their choice without cost to them with a presumption of innocence until proven guilty. No more deals and threats of sentences that haven't yet been determined by a jury of their peers or forced confessions by overzealous sadistic law enforcement.
The people should be free to show contempt of the court when that court is behaving contemptuously and no judge should have the power to order the people into imprisonment on his/her word alone. No one should be deprived of their liberty without criminal charges involving a victim, which does not include the court; this power must be stripped from all judges in a society of free men, the judges serve us and are not above the Constitution or the people.
No more gun free zones in meetings and courtrooms. Cameras and other recording equipment should also be unrestricted; government has used up the trust of the American people and no longer deserve the benefit of a doubt.
There should be no immunity for officers of the court or any other office of the republic. If a public servant attacks the natural rights of the people, that person should be stripped of their office and title and prosecuted the same as any other common thug; with NO DEALS.
If such reforms where implemented by the people, I suspect the City Council, County Commissioners, and other officials will discover a new respect for the natural rights of the people... reducing crime from that sector as well.
I know... I'm a hard-ass sometimes.
“When the government fears the people you have liberty, when the people fear the government you have tyranny.” – attributed to Thomas Jefferson.
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