You may have noticed the current and ongoing controversy about how bad guns are and they should be banned.
After all, with the rash of senseless shootings and folks getting shot, wounded and killed you might think we are returning to the Wild West.
The only difference that comes to mind is that when law and order arrived in the West, the argument of whether guns were good or bad wasn’t such a major concern. They were most often the best equalizer to enforce order.
Killers who used guns in the olden days (about two years ago) were arrested, went to jail and sometimes even wound up behind bars for life.
However, punishment is now old hat. Law and order have been traded in for a new Glock and the Dr. Spock philosophy of “speak softly, turn the other cheek and be sure to duck.”
These insane ideas of defunding the police, opening the jails, and allowing smash and grab goods without retribution rank right up there with the scariest scenes in a Stephen King novel.
The result of this flagrant mentality is chaos. This is not a Democrat or Republican debate and dilemma. You can’t rectify this outrageous state of abusive behavior by blaming a political party.
But keep in mind, whoever happens to be the ones elected have been elected to represent you. They are duty-bound to honor their oath of office. Every oath known in America swears allegiance to your flag, your country and your constitution.
To violate or ignore the oath of office is a lie.
No society can have order without the enforcement of law. This means police are allowed to do their job, judges are allowed to pass judgment and district attorneys are required to enforce the law. Unless, of course, you are Santa Clara District Attorney Jeff Rosen, who apparently never met a criminal.
It is not guns that are society’s problem, it is the irresponsible use of guns without fear of consequences that make citizens jumpy and grumpy.
Disregarding the orderly oath of office that demands detention for those who defy directions is a deceitful denial of duty.
Failure to fulfill, honor and respect your oath is a major violation of the duties of holding any office.
You do not get to pick and choose what laws you choose to follow, enforce, or ignore. If you are elected, you are duty-bound to the sacred oath that you promise to represent, enforce and protect your constituents.
We do not wish a return to the days of the Wild West. Citizens simply seek the respect of sanity, the enforcement of law, applied justice and civil order.
There is nothing more pathetic than to watch a bad idea fulfilled.