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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Deputy attempts to murder family dog (family should have murdered the deputy if you ask me)

A family in Idaho says that a sheriff's deputy tried to murder their dog.

Apparently the deputy came to their door, demanded to see the dog and claimed that he was there to kill it after a complaint had been filed. When the dog's owner asked to see proof the deputy is alleged to have replied "I don't need any proof". He was then led to the dog and he shot it multiple times with a rifle.

What I can't figure out is why the dog's family just let the deputy go ahead and shoot it. The dog survived, by the way.

It would have been a far better thing for the family to have disobeyed and called the deputy's superiors before this goon was allowed to go any further. And if worse came to worst, they should have shot the deputy dead.

No, I'm not kidding either.

I don't care what kind of trouble it gets me in for saying this, because it needs to be said: "law enforcement officers" who act without restraint like this are nothing more than criminal thugs. The fact that they wear a badge is irrelevant. And by acting this way they give the decent officers who do care about serving others and the rule of law a very, very bad name.

Am I making my point clear here? We do not need to obey someone just because they have a badge and a uniform and a gun. Being an agent of the government does not make someone "anointed" or "morally superior". That kind of respect must be earned, it cannot be endowed. And sometimes the moral thing to do is to disobey such people. With all due force if need be.

The whole thing about being a civilized society? That's for the people to enforce even more than it is for the government to do so.

This is why the Founding Fathers had the wisdom to include the Second Amendment: so that we could shoot back when "they" start shooting first.