One of the best things about being a blogger, for me, is reading the comments that come from my readers. I can't tell you how much enjoyment I get from knowing that there are people who think enough of the things that I write, to take a part of their busy day to comment about something that I have written.
If you are the sort of person that pays attention to blog stats, and if you have been reading my blog with any sort of regularity, that these days, my posts usually don't get many (sometimes any) comments these days.
The sad truth is that I am much busier these days... busier by orders of magnitude. Blogging, of late hasn't become chore, but something that I have less and less time for. Having said that I would like to tell you a little story.
Several months ago, I wrote a post asking people to send me some email describing some of the things that they would like me to write about. My wonderful readers were kind enough to get in touch with several really good ideas. One of those ideas was to to write my thoughts about the relationship between the United States and Western Europe, and likewise with Eastern Europe. I just re-read that one and I really liked it. Another person asked me to write about hymns that I hate. Ha! THAT was an easy one. Another asked me to write about my thoughts on the War of 1812 (I get hits about that post nearly every single day). My brother-in-Christ, Mick, up in the wilds of Canada even asked me to write a sermon. Those, were just some of the suggestions that I had. There were a few others... others that I had planned to write about, but was later distracted from. This is one of them.
One reader asked me to tell everyone what sorts of things that I, as a lawman, would ignore in a friend: Here is my answer.
As a law enforcement officer I won't ignore criminal activity. Period. I'm not talking about breaking the speed limit, I'm talking about crime. What do I mean by that? I mean that you shouldn't feel comfortable telling me about your 4:20 activity. I have ZERO TOLERANCE for the use of illicit drugs (Spare me your stories of how it is no different than booze). I have zero tolerance for tax cheats. I have zero tolerance for deadbeat parents. The same holds true for any sort of assault or battery, making threats, false police reports, theft (petty or grand... theft is theft), fraud (or any so-called white collar crime), or firearms violations.
I hope that was plain enough.
I don't think that smoking dope in the basement after the kids go to sleep is cool. I don't think it's any cooler in the affluent suburbs than it is on a corner in the inner city. I don't like hearing about "victimless" crimes, because that is just so much accumulated, steaming, bullshit.
I don't like scofflaws. I don't like people who use money to make the law dance for them, and then have the nerve to brag about it, or worse, laugh it off.
I'm a lawman... I hope you didn't expect me to feel any differently about this.
PS: To the person that suggested the topic, You aren't surprised, are you? We live in worlds that can never, and should never touch. We'd be aliens.,, and I would eventually have to hunt you down... and bloging pal or not, I'd do it.