The Thin Blue Line–Still Holding Strong.

As should be obvious, but sadly isn’t to some, I speak only for myself, and by no stretch of the imagination do I speak for any other person or institution.

The Thin Blue Line stands for that tenuous barrier that exists between the community and the criminals. I’ll contend now that the Thin Blue Line also stands for the last line of defense of liberty in a community under assault by social justice tyrants.

And by Thin Blue Line, I’m not talking about the police department as a whole, I’m talking about rank and file police officers, detectives, and sergeants—those people who actually show up on your doorstep when you call 911, or investigate your crimes so the criminals face justice for harming you or stealing your property.

It’s become clear, in cities run by ideological progressives, there’s a new political machine in town. No longer content to be mainstream lefties who simply want to impose higher taxes on the productive and then spend the money on whomever is the victim class of the moment, they are now openly violating the Constitution with their push for social justice, which, as they practice it, works in direct opposition to equal justice.

We cannot conflate a police administration with its rank and file these days, especially in politically left cities. There are simply too many “leaders” (I use the term loosely) who simply wish to “go along” in order to attain rank and position, while self-justifying their weakness to themselves in whatever way works. They are what 16th Century Oxford classical scholar and Roman Catholic priest William Tyndale referred to as, “mild, place-seeking conformist[s].”

What a dreadful legacy to leave to posterity. Especially when so many of them were likely the complete opposite when they worked the streets. The hypocrisy, and apparent self-deception is astounding. That so much could be oppressing the rank and file without anyone of rank rising to publicly champion them, in the name of Constitutional values and American liberty, is distressing.

But let’s finish on a positive note. I find it invigorating that there is at least one class of people in government, a warrior class, which is willing to challenge the oppressors of liberty, even if they have no “general” willing to lead them. But, as is the American way, if the general and his subordinate officer corps fall (which so many apparently have), the next in command will take over all the way down to the last “private,” who will fight to his or her last breath to assure American liberty survives and thrives. Even in America’s leftist capitals, the Thin Blue Line remains unbroken.

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  1. John says:

    Nearly 9 OUT OF 10 SPD don’t even live in Seattle. This surprised me.

  2. Tastic says:

    Libertarians do not believe that there should be NO government. That’s anarchism, not libertarianism. Libertarians believe that the government should stay out of people’s social and economic affairs as much as possible, while still maintaining order in the country. In other words, they are socially liberal and fiscally conservative. One of the nations greatest libertarians was Thomas Jefferson. I suppose you think he needs to go earn a real living too.

    Social Justice is NOT equal justice for those that have not taken the time from their very productive lives to find this out for themselves. I suppose I will refrain from from being a cock and telling you not to be such a complete cock. Do you really believe that a poor and/or minority person who commits a crime deserves less punishment than a not-poor non-minority does? That’s usually the case until it’s you or one of your loved ones that ends up the victim.

    This country has gone through massive changes to fight for the equal treatment of all citizens regardless of their race, sex, age, orientation, etc. Ring a bell? Thomas Jefferson, yeah the Libertarian, used this expression in the Declaration of Independence. Except the current words of the decade are Social justice. Nevermind checking out how social justice is defined…Social Justice is based on the concepts of human rights and equality (sounds great so far) and involves a greater degree of economic egalitarianism (uh oh) through progressive taxation, income redistribution (more uh oh), or even property redistribution. Oops almost sounds like communism, but wait…communism is a bad word. Don’t mistake communism for socialism… that’s what a lot of people do according to Marx. Socialism isn’t communism it’s just a transitional stage to communism, according to Marx. Maybe he should try not to be such a complete cock!

  3. Keith Turner says:

    Officer Pomper,

    Now only do I agree with you, I applaud and thank you for speaking up and taking a public stance on this issue off separate justice based on race.

    Though I am not a police officer, I am black and I am an American Patriot.

    One of the core principles that our country was founded upon is equal justice for all.
    Not equal justice for some but less or more for others based on either their race or socio-economic position.
    Stand strong and continue to speak up for what you believe in.

    I am sure that there are more people who agree with you than disagree.

    There is a silent majority in many communities across this country and many of us are no longer being silent.

    Maybe you and some other like minded individuals should form a slate of common sense patriotic candidates to run for some of the office held by those who just don’t understand what American principles are.

    Keith E. Turner
    -Waukegan, Illinois

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