While I wasn't paying attention this past week, it seems that the Left has lost it's mind. There seems to be a call across some of the US to defund police departments. The Minneapolis City council is planning to vote to disband its police department.
What the hell?
Police power is the power to arrest, detain and limit freedom for the public good. Many times the police don't use that power, but work for the public good. I spent a career as a police officer, serving all of my citizens without passion or prejudice. I believe that every police department has problems, but that those problems can be fixed with good leadership. If a police department has systemic problems, then a change of leadership is beneficial.
But, police power is power, and power will be replaced in a vacuum. So, if we remove our police department, what will replace it? And, I'm not hearing anything about who will control the power once the police department is disbanded. What is the end game?
Power must be controlled, or anarchy results. In a power vacuum, something will rise to replace it.
Thank God that we have a Second Amendment.