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The Lost Concept of a Public Servant

CAROL2488 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 1:26 AM
I think the coarseness we're seeing from the police these days is being taught to them in training classes or else we're hiring thugs to pose as police. They have no regard for civil society and treat everyone as they would a hardened criminal. I wish tasers had never been invented. Police here in Texas are dying to use them on anyone who acts the least bit peculiar - confused old people - anyone.. For decades, I "backed the blue" but not anymore. I see them as the enemy and it's their fault I feel this way - not mine.

This is the second in a series on unions in America.

Public Servant is defined in Webster’s dictionary as a government official or employee. When I was growing up that perception was accepted on a near-universal basis. Christopher Stevens, our deceased Libyan Ambassador, would fulfill that role in most people’s eyes. Certainly members of the military are truly public servants. But because of public employee unions, our former public servants are really at odds with the public.

We have felt that our public employees were against us for a long time as they have used their unionized power to collect...