Sunday, November 29, 2009

Getting more for their taxpayer dollar...

The citizens of Anytown, TX are getting a good return on their peace officer dollar; Matt G is the kind of cop everybody wishes they had on their beat:
"This... punk... came to your house uninvited, and attempted to enter your residence by force. Who does he think he is?!? Be angry. Be furious. Because anger makes you strong. And you could use the strength."

RTWT.

I've been knowing Matt for close on to ten years; one thing that's always impressed me is how much he cares about his job and the people for whom he works.

4 comments:

Cossack in a Kilt said...

I love good cops. Maybe it means I'm a bad libertarian, since, well, even good cops are representatives of the state, and good libertarians aren't supposed to like the state, but there you have it.

I love cops that remember that whole "to protect and to serve" thing, that aren't time punching drones, that still love their neighbors and their town and their country.

We need more of them.

I love Matt's tag line: I think that there's bound to be a way to serve myself, serve my community, and not take freedom away from good people.

Will Brown said...

Welll, I suspect not everybody on his particular patch of Tejas, else he would have no beat at all, would he? :)

Your point is well taken though; sadly, I don't think he'd last too long in these here parts. Entirely the wrong attitude don'cha know?

Matt G said...

You're too kind.

Cossack said:
"I love good cops. Maybe it means I'm a bad libertarian, since, well, even good cops are representatives of the state, and good libertarians aren't supposed to like the state, but there you have it."

I couldn't have put it better myself. I feel similarly, and I are one.

Regolith said...

I love good cops. Maybe it means I'm a bad libertarian, since, well, even good cops are representatives of the state, and good libertarians aren't supposed to like the state, but there you have it.

Depends on what type of libertarian you are. If you're an anarchists, then yeah, police are bad. If you're a minarchist, then not so much.

Personally, I'm a minarchist; I only dislike government action where it is unnecessary, and I don't believe that police are an unnecessary function of government. I do dislike a vast portion of the law that they enforce, but that isn't really their fault so much as the legislature's.