Examples are popping up in many places of an “anti-police” point of view. An angry group of very small minded people are trying to spread that point of view to others. With National Thank You Day to Honor First Responders around the corner, this angry point of view needs to be addressed.
The police are very brave and dedicated people that have a pretty tough job to do, and they do it quite well.
Yes, there are police out there that don’t do the right thing, and do break the rules they are supposed to enforce.
But, if you really look around you, you’ll see examples of people out there in every line of work, that are breaking rules, and should be taken off the job. The cook that spits on your burger before it’s served, the cashier that shortchanges every customer, and the mechanic that breaks a small part so you need to come back soon to pay for an additional repair. We hear about them but we still eat out, go shopping, and get our stuff repaired. We don’t hate every cook, cashier, and mechanic when we hear about the few that have bad behavior. We are smarter than that.
Let’s not let these losers in every line of work tell us what to think about the rest of them in that line of work.
If you are on facebook, look up The Whole Truth Project. Andrew Hale put it very simply. “Focus on all the good apples, not the few bad apples!”
Let’s push the “bad apples” in the bunch, that have the attitudes and actions that make them the bad apples, aside and thank the large majority of the good apples. The dedicated people that far outnumber those very few bad apples.
The police are people just like any of us. Brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, dads, moms, and more, who have decided to do what many of us would rather not. All of them deserve our thanks.
Please keep in mind that anyone who decides to put themselves through everything they need to, to be there for the rest of us, deserves our utmost respect. Let’s let them know that we know they’ve got our back, and we are thankful for that.