by Chris Campbell
Laissez Faire Books
“We ask the police to do too much,” Obama said yesterday, “and we ask too little of ourselves.”
It’s the only sentence I found digestible within Obama’s speech at the memorial service of the five slain Dallas police officers. But, of course, I probably interpreted it a little differently than Obama meant it.
Nevertheless, it’s true. We do. We expect too much of the police.
We pay officers of the law to, simply, enforce the law. Nothing less. Nothing more. And that’s precisely what they do. They enforce the law. At every chance they get.