The local newspaper recentlyÂ published a story about two police officers who abused their positions by buying alcohol on the people’s dime.Â Shame on them.Â It seems that many elected officials and those workersÂ employed by the people (police, fire fighters, school teachers, postal workers, and politicians–to name a few)Â have forgotten the definition of public service.
Rather than seeing theÂ body-politic as the employer and themselves as public servants, they seem to see us as the servants and have raised themelves to the position of overseer. This is a dangerousÂ attitude and can be seen in the way you are usually treated by many of the above.Â Â Â
Our government and public workers need to be reminded that we have a political system that is supposed to be differentÂ from the former Soviet Union and other socialitic societies like the left are trying so hard to impose upon us. President Lincoln reminded us that our system of governance was built on the premise “…of the people,Â by the people, and forÂ the people…”
Our constitution doesn’t start out with such large letters saying,Â “We the People…” because they accidentallyÂ started writing in too large of print. It is the major emphasis that separates our form of government from all others.
And how these policemen are now reprimanded, is a test as to whether such a nation “can long endure” Â and “not perish from the earth.”