We had this discussion as a family a few days ago. Starting with the question of defunding the police. We have firefighters and EMTs in the family, and we all might see things differently because we are not on the front lines as they are. I would like to know what you think.
Would you want to have a list where you could sign up to have police protection, 911 response and have your money/taxes contribute to funding this?
Or would like to opt out and not pay money/taxes for these services? For example, say you needed an ambulance, or had a break-in, would you want help from the police and other services or not? Do you think this option would contribute to vigilanteism?
Do you believe the police should have a better wage than they presently do? Do you think they are well trained? Do you think the government should send in the National Guard and if so, do you think they are well trained?
Martin Luther King, Jr. said it well:
We have not come a long way as the majority professes. We need to do better. We can be better.
What do you think?