Bad Decisions

A couple of years ago, someone (a “Right” Statist) told me a young person I hadn’t seen in years was going to become a cop. I didn’t react as expected.

I was expected to be happy and supportive, but you know I wasn’t.

I didn’t say anything directly unpleasant, just expressed concern over someone I care about joining an aggressive gang of thugs. I was berated for my concern. I was told this person was looking to “make something” of herself– doing something “for the good of society”. All the normal statist selling points.

I said that even if a good person becomes a cop, they are no longer a good person once they put on that badge. They can’t be. I said I cared about the person and her family too much to support such a tragic choice. I was scoffed at for saying it was a tragic choice.

And I haven’t heard from the person who told me that since then. I don’t even know if the young person went ahead with it or not. I don’t want to know. The answer might make me sad.

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Kent McManigal

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