Friday, November 4, 2011

Get your head right

“If it’s to the point where if the driver is not safe on the bus, then the passengers are not safe, then the citizens are not safe. You know, what about them too? We have no security, you can’t get the police, nobody is doing anything to protect us. And I’ve been begging the mayor and the council for two years to do something to help us,” said Gaffney.
The emphasis is mine.  This is the attitude that allows rights to be infringed upon.  My protection is someone else's responsibility?  Now, when they need protection (police call time referenced at 30 minutes in the article) they have limited resources since they've allowed the government to restrict them so severely.  The sad thing is, they do have options (even in Detroit) to take responsibility for their own personal protection but are still thinking the wrong way.   This is not me blaming anyone, it is just a warning.  This is why it is so important to fight for your rights.  The government will gladly take them if you offer them up, then leave you all on your own.  What is the saying?  "Fire, water and government know nothing of mercy".


  1. Detroit is going to implode SOONER rather than later...

  2. fundamental principle of American law that a government and its agents are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any individual citizen." -- USSC Warren vs DC

  3. NFO - I've heard some funny ways to describe Detroit. None are really flattering.

    TJ - I think most people don't realize SCOTUS has said they're on their own.