After almost six decades of life, one thing I have learned is that once in every great while, I am wrong. I have often thought that if I could have just learned sooner in those times when I was wrong, I could have made a course correction and not suffered as much as I did with my wrong decision. But, how can you know when you are wrong? Particularly when you are completely wrong?
I asked that question to some friends and most said, “Just get married. Your wife will tell you when you are wrong!” (The men answered like that…) Women, usually wives, responded by saying that the first thing to do was to look at myself in the mirror. If I could see that I was a male, then, I could expect that I was wrong.
Okay, all kidding aside, sometimes important issues come up and we need to know, as a nation, when something is a bad idea. We need guidance to know when something is a horrible, terrible, ridiculously incredulous idea.
Well, I know how we, as a nation, can know when something is that bad of an idea. It came to me in a simple headline for a news article I saw today. The headline simply read: “Sharpton Reaffirms Obama’s Call to Nationalize Police”(thelibertyalliance.com).
Sharpton believes that nationwide the police need to be fixed and hopefully not in the veterinarian sense of the word!
Sharpton was quoted as saying, “We gonna have to fight states’ rights in terms of closing down police cases.” Huh? (Excuse the presentation of my question. I’m using the vernacular with which Al is so comfortable.) First, he relates “closing down police cases” (which I have no idea what that means) to America achieving minority suffrage, which he claims was done by fighting states’ rights. (Remember that both the 15th and 24th Amendment required 3/4 of the states to approve them).
However, Sharpton did affirm that not every police officer is bad. His exact quote was, “I don’t think all police is bad…” (sic) to my stomach!
WOW! According to Al, then, the way to rid ourselves of corrupt police practices is to federalize the police! That makes total nonsense! And efficiency… well, no one can run a nationwide agency like the federal government can… there are so many success stories!
I suppose, in the final analysis, using Al Sharpton and Barrack Obama as a guide for knowing when you are completely wrong is probably about an accurate a tool as you can find. Let’s face it, with them, everything is black and white!