'Most people today who occupy those positions are corrupt individuals'
A blogger is praising a law enforcement officer who respectfully visits with three open-carry protesters and his compliments are being joined by dozens of commenters on the Last Resistance website.
Philip Hodges posted online the video from a Michigan encounter between the officer and several sign-carrying conservatives who were advocating for Second Amendme...
“You’ll never guess what happens when this sheriff confronts 3 open-carry protesters,” Hodges wrote.
“I am usually critical of police these days. But I’m not ‘anti-police.’ Just like I’m not anti-congressman or anti-senator or even anti-president. But let’s face it. Most people today who occupy those positions are corrupt individuals. They exert far more power than their constitutional authority allows,” Hodges wrote.
He continued, “The Constitution was written to restrain them, because the Founding Fathers understood the temptations of power that come with holding positions of authority. But we have spineless politicians who are never satisfied with the ‘limited’ power they wield, so representatives in all branches of local, state and federal government are constantly reinterpreting the Constitution to accommodate their lusts for more power, which in turn takes freedoms and liberties away from the very people who put these ‘leaders’ in their positions.”
Hodges, however, noted there are a few good guys around yet.
“I have to say, this video completely took me off guard. Recently, we’ve seen so many open-carry protesters (or just ordinary citizens exercising their 2nd Amendment rights) met with paranoid, power-hungry cops who end up arresting them for ‘disturbing the peace,’ or ‘resisting arrest’ all because they carried a Glock on their hip or a rifle on their shoulder.”
This video, however, “You have to see it to believe it.”
According to those to posted the unidentified officer, “This man is a hero.”
“We saw the … sheriff car pull up so we all took out our camera-phones right away, anticipating trouble. This officer gets out of his car, waves to us, and walks right over. He shakes all of our hands, introduces himself, and states his purpose for walking over to us. (Somebody got scared and called). He never asked us to disarm, never threatened us, never asked for our names or identification. I think I can speak for everyone in the group that it was an honor to meet this man. This is what we need to see from police officers everywhere! ”
On the blog, dozens commented:
The officer explained, “You guys aren’t doing anything wrong. … You got to look at this like this. If you have a can of gas in one hand and a lighter in the other that’s going to scare some folks. That’s what a gun’s going to do to a lot of uneducated…. A firearm to me was like a hammer or a screwdriver.”
Added Hodges, “Here’s a tidbit from the ‘confrontation’ that I thought was great, especially coming from a police officer. He asked the group, ‘What is the only constitutionally recognized law enforcement agency in the land?’ One of the open-carriers replied, ‘The sheriff’s department.’ The Sheriff gave a thumbs-up ‘Hoorah’ and continued:
“‘Every other [agency] was created by statute. That’s the FBI, the ATF, your local PDs, everything, DNR – statute, legislature, Congress has created them. The Constitution [only calls for] sheriffs. When I got into this line of work – because I was a young constitutionalist like yourselves – I said I want to work for the sheriff. I could’ve gone somewhere else and gotten a nice retirement package – the sheriff pays me well, don’t get me wrong, I enjoy working for him – but, to me, it’s very personal. I hold it in my heart, because it’s constitutional,’” the officer said.
Me Here.......Click the link above to see the video!!!!
Some years ago I was tasked with leading an Army National Guard Color Guard for a grand opening of a local Sam's Club. To be proper, we needed two armed rifleman. So I signed out two M-16s, without bolts, from the Armory. We did the honor of presenting the colors.
After that the manager invited the four of us to go shopping in the new store. We didn't have a proper place we could secure the rifles, so the manager allowed us to open carry the rifles in the store. So the four of us in uniform when shopping.
A few of the customers were not too happy about Soldiers carrying M-16s in the store. The soldiers politely informed the customers what and why. A few were still not quite understanding.
Now remember, without a bolt, the M-16 is completely unable to fire a round. Nor did we have magazines or rounds. The M-16s were strictly for the detail and not firing anything.
I still laugh about what have happened if someone did swipe a rifle, put a loaded magazine in it. The total shock they would have had when they pulled the charging handle back thinking they were going load the M-16. The charging handle would have come back too easily without having to pull the bolt back. I am sure the thief would have browned their drawers with the shock that the weapon could NOT fire a round!
Hey, that is why I left the bolts back at the Armory. I wasn't going to take even the most remote chance of losing a functioning M-16. Oh, the Supply Sergeant was very happy with me for not taking the bolts once he understood the mission!!!
It was a fun mission!