Police Need to Choose a Side 

Tyranny is impossible without the acquiescence of police. Police are where the rubber meets the road. Despots in Washington, London, Ottawa, Beijing, or Moscow can proclaim any unjust, immoral, or invasive “law” they want, but unless police choose to enforce it, it’s nothing but fluff. Police, therefore, are the ones who, on a practical level, plunge a nation into slavery or preserve its Liberty. 

Let me take one step back before moving forward. The ultimate sovereign in society is you. Do we or don’t we say “We the People”? Under our republican, constitutional system, the American People hold all political power. This is explicitly declared in The Declaration of Independence which states that government is created by the People to secure their rights and, that, when it no longer protects God-given rights, the People may “alter or . . . abolish” it. 

Though not as explicitly declared in many other nations, it is nevertheless a fact that all humans possess individual rights that no government can tamper with or revoke unless the individual forfeits them by violating the legitimate rights of others. In the final equation, if you want to know why a society flounders or flourishes, look in the mirror. If you don’t like what you see, change. 

Now, back to the police. Law enforcement officers generally take an oath when they join the force, such as this oath in the city of Phoenix: 

“I (state your name), do solemnly swear (or affirm), that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution and laws of the State of Arizona, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, and defend them against enemies, foreign and domestic, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge, the duties of a peace officer, to the best of my ability, so help me God.” 

A police officer’s job, therefore, is to defend the rights of Americans. This is, after all, the purpose of the Constitution. The Preamble to the Constitution states: 

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” 

The very job of police – the job they swear before God to perform impartially and to the best of their ability – is to “secure the Blessings of Liberty” to Americans everywhere. They have no obligation, right, or authority to enforce unconstitutional “laws,” edicts, or mandates. That’s not their job. When they enforce anything nefarious, anything unconstitutional, anything that has been foisted upon the public by fiat, they openly break their oaths and come out as enemies against the American People. 

Police don’t get their authority from some unknown, supernatural force. Rather, they get it, conditionally, as an endowment from the American People. As with the government in general, the public may abolish, reprimand, alter, decrease, or restrict the police anytime they feel like it. And that’s precisely what needs to happen because, sadly, many thousands of police have gone along with tyranny and are brazen oath-breakers. 

Think of the vicious totalitarianism the police, speaking collectively, have engaged in the past two years alone. They’ve shut down private businesses, arrested pastors, beaten peaceful protestors, dragged people off to quarantine camps, issued fines for people not wearing oxygen-inhibiting slave masks on their faces, etc. This is pure oppression. And the police who went along with it and enforced this evil are enemies of the Republic.  

Thomas Jefferson singled out government jackbooted enforcers in The Declaration of Independence. He referred to these “swarms of Officers” who “harrass our people, and eat out their substance.” He also lambasted “Standing Armies,” which is more or less what police – 700,000 strong – have become. And this is to say nothing of the hordes of ATF, IRS, DHS, FBI, and other federal mini-tyrants that harass our People. Jefferson would hammer today’s police every bit as strongly as he did the British monarchy’s swarms of officers in 1776 because they are enforcing acts of tyranny far surpassing anything inflicted upon Americans prior to our year of Independence. 

Police who go along with illegal, immoral, unconstitutional government mandates and bogus “laws” are on the wrong side of history and will be held in derision by future generations. No true American says, in a cart blanche statement, “I support the police.” I support good cops who know they’re citizens like anyone else and not above us, who aren’t pompous, who actually serve their communities, who defend their fellow countrymen against government overreach, and who stand firm by the Constitution – political pressure and public opinion be damned. 

No peace officer deserves our adulation unless he is a constitutionalist and stands against government tyranny in favor of our sacred rights. I don’t respect a badge for no reason. I only give my respect to men who use the authority I’ve lent him to defend me, defend my property, defend my family, defend my community, defend my rights. 

I don’t care one whit for any officer who says: “Just doing my job.” No, your job is to defend the Constitution; not enforce communistic dictates that tear apart Liberty. Your duty, your sworn duty, is to stand in the gap between the citizenry and the wolves in sheep’s clothing who would attempt to use the power of government to oppress the People. If you’re doing anything else, you’re a failure and should hand in your badge and go your way in disgrace. 

Not much more needs to be said. Police need to choose a side. They need to choose to stand with the American People and protect their God-given rights against corrupt government. If they don’t, they side with the enemy by default. If they won’t stand by us, they’re not “heroes.” If they won’t stand against illegal mandates and top-down tyranny and defend We the People, they’re despots. 

Police officers of America, know this: If you enforce tyrannical orders for any reason, you’ve chosen your side and deserve your eternal infamy. Don’t mark yourself as an enemy of the Republic and humanity. Stand up for Freedom, defend the Constitution, and wear out your life in the cause of God-given rights – as you swore to do when you put on your badge. 

Zack Strong 
February 16, 2022 

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