Heavy Hand Of Gov't.........WOD....

John A. Quayle Boss302 at LOCALNET.COM
Sat Nov 15 15:45:04 MST 2003


At 12:31 PM 11/15/2003 -0500, wbwhite wrote:

>     All good points, Dennis. Heavy hands, in and of themselves, are not
>necessarily bad. Who one is dealing with makes all the difference
>(hardcore drug users and dealers? snotty rebellious adolescents?).

         Careful, here, Bill. That's veering into "tarring all with the
same broad brush" and kinda dangerous.

>  Also, who the heavy hand is connected to makes a big difference.

         Agreed. However, it's distasteful (to put it very mildly) to have
kids subjected to Nazi Brownshirt tactics.............

>When it is connected to an idiot or a power-tripping sadist, it is not good.

         Power is a strong "aphrodisiac" and invites corruption by it's
very nature.

>  When it is connected to an intelligent pragmatist, well grounded in the
> laws on the books conditioned by the laws of common sense and the laws of
> human decency, the heavy hand can work out well.

         <snicker!> With all due respect, Bill, when have you seen "an
intelligent pragmatist, well grounded in the laws on the books conditioned
by the laws of common sense and the laws of human decency" working for the
government?!? As Jim Quinn often points out, "there's no common sense in
government. Government is what happens in lieu of common sense."

>The school boards should be able to assert a balanced influence over this
>matter. And police departments, too, can be influenced positively.

         The vast majority of them are staffed with conservative,
Constitution-loving, dedicated officers.


John Q.
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