How To Improve Relations Between Police and Citizens

Unless you avoid the news at all costs, you’re fully aware of the shootings by police, killing two black citizens, Alton Sterling and Philano Castile, both under highly questionable circumstances. Then Army reservist/Afghan war veteran Micah Xavier Johnson, so enraged by such shootings, murdered several police officers in Dallas in retaliation. There can be no doubt, that tensions between the governed and the … Continue reading How To Improve Relations Between Police and Citizens

The Power Resides With We The People, Not We The Police

You may have read about a recent incident in Texas where a man, witnessing another man beating up a woman, stopped and drew his legal firearm on the woman’s attacker. A bystander contacted 911 who dispatched police moments later, and the attacker was eventually arrested by police with no shots fired, neither by the hero nor the police (the attacker appears to have … Continue reading The Power Resides With We The People, Not We The Police

A Good Police Officer Is A Humble Police Officer

I have a great respect for police officers. Like soldiers, they selflessly put their lives on the line for my safety. But a good police officer is a humble one. They understand that they are not above the law—they are there to serve and protect the citizenry. When a humble and respectable person is wrong, they admit it. More importantly, … Continue reading A Good Police Officer Is A Humble Police Officer

Contrary To Popular Belief, Laws And Police Rarely Prevent Crime

What are laws actually for? If you’re thinking to prevent crime, think again. While I don’t support anarchy, if there’s no laws to be broken, there’s no crime, right? The legislature writes laws to set a standard for law-abiding citizens to know what will and won’t land them in jail. It’s the best way to ensure fairness in prosecution. … Continue reading Contrary To Popular Belief, Laws And Police Rarely Prevent Crime

A Skeptical Look at Kneeling During the National Anthem

If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL,or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect…. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017 …our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem. If not, YOU'RE FIRED. Find something else to do! … Continue reading A Skeptical Look at Kneeling During the National Anthem

Exploring the Hyperbole, Myths, and Inaccuracies of Gun Legislation Politics and Discourse

Gun laws are a pretty sensitive subject in America, regardless of which side of the issue you’re on. But it shouldn’t be. Indeed they are our constitutional right, and I support that right whole-heartedly. But that doesn’t mean we can’t be fair, and debate respectfully on the subject with those who may hold a different view. … Continue reading Exploring the Hyperbole, Myths, and Inaccuracies of Gun Legislation Politics and Discourse

Analysis of Race and Perspectives of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

As police shootings of black men under dubious circumstances continue to make headlines, along with peaceful protests among several professional athletes, opinions on racism and the  #BlackLivesMatter movement abound. I do not have any affiliation with the group, and being Caucasian, cannot genuinely identify with their specific plight. But I can apply some pretty basic critical … Continue reading Analysis of Race and Perspectives of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement