Since when is it ok…

Since when did it become ok or acceptable to argue and fight with law enforcement?  And then when things don’t end well (which they obviously won’t) you cry abuse.  These officers are doing their job, which our taxes pay them to do.  If one stops you to question you/ticket you/investigate you, do what they ask!  It’s that easy.  Don’t argue, don’t go toe to toe, don’t start being verbally abusive about your rights.  Just act like a normal person in a civilized world and respond appropriately.

It’s alright to feel angry, embarrassed, indignant…it’s just not alright to act on any of those things.  You wouldn’t (probably) act out your frustrations to your boss.  Hopefully not to your kids or wife.  So why not show a bit of respect for these guys trying to do their job and just be patient for a few minutes.  When it’s all over and it was just a big misunderstanding and if you feel wronged, then take it up with a judge or a lawyer, not the guy with a gun or taser.  They have a hard job and mistakes get made, but why would you purposefully make that job harder and then cry foul when a poor outcome is forced (and yes I do mean forced–you asked for the trouble by simple non-peaceful non-compliance)?  How do you feel when someone tells you how to do your job or complains about how you are doing it?  Have you been shot at lately?  Run down?  Spit on?  Harassed?  What if the officer was your son or daughter?

What if we started putting on their shoes for a minute and realize that obeying during a maybe frivolous waste of time is just that–a waste of time.  Nothing else lost.  No escalation, no violence, no harm, no foul, they can go about their work to protect you from everything else you worry about and you can go about your day–with your freedom in tact…that they provided to you.

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About PR Huckans

I'm a retired dentist who likes to drive fast, travel, and try to be a good worker, father, husband and Christian. I don't know how well I am doing in each category, but I can drive very fast and I work very hard! You can find out more about me at my author page at Amazon
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