WEIR ONLY HUMAN: Why Do We Need Laws? By BOB WEIR

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Bob Weir is a veteran of 20 years with the New York Police Dept. (NYPD), ten of which were performed in plainclothes undercover
assignments. Bob began a writing career about 12 years ago and had his first
book published in 1999. He
 also became a syndicated columnist under the title “Weir Only Human.”

Bob Weir is a veteran of 20 years with the New York Police Dept. (NYPD), ten of which were performed in plainclothes undercover
assignments. Bob began a writing career about 12 years ago and had his first
book published in 1999. He
 also became a syndicated columnist under the title “Weir Only Human.”

Why do we need laws?

“Fragile as reason is and limited as law is as the institutionalized medium of reason, that’s all we have standing between us and the tyranny of mere will and the cruelty of unbridled, undisciplined feeling.” Felix Frankfurter – former Supreme Court Justice.

The famous jurist was telling us that the law is the only thing keeping us from devolving into anarchy. The fact is that everything we have today, and that which we cherish in this free and democratic state, we have because of the rule of law. Your right to hold the beliefs you do, to espouse those beliefs with the fervor which you do, and to attempt to persuade others to your point of view, exists only because of the rule of law. Without the rule of law there is only the rule of might. Hence, without laws, your neighbor could take your property, your wife and even your life, if he was stronger than you. Without an organized police force you’d have no one to protect you from an invasion of marauding gangs in your neighborhood.

The rule of law exists in this society only because the overwhelming majority of citizens, irrespective of their different views on a variety of subjects, agree to be bound by the law. Once our laws are flouted and orders of our courts treated with contempt the whole fabric of our freedom is destroyed. Then we can only revert to conditions of the dark ages when the only law recognized was the law of the jungle. When one law is allowed to be broken it’s an invitation to ignore other laws. If that behavior continued it would inevitably result in a complete breakdown of civilized society. The most important function of government is the protection of its citizens. Yet, we seem to be living in a climate of disorder and lawlessness.

When Donald Trump announced his candidacy for President he said we must build a wall along the Mexican – US border to stop the illegal invasion by aliens from several countries connected to our southern neighbor. He was merely asserting the need, the right, of American citizens to preserve the sovereignty of their country. “Without a border, we don’t have a country,” he said. The reaction to his common sense proposal was greeted with overwhelming approval by most Americans. But, those who are contemptuous of our laws began a violent campaign to silence Trump and his supporters. Many of those so-called “protesters” were the very same illegal aliens he was referring to. Not only are they defying our laws, they have the unmitigated audacity to burn our flag in the streets, while flying the Mexican flag and referring to us with some “ism” or other.

Evidently, we’ve arrived at a time in our history in which bellicose invaders can start a war with us from inside the gates of our land, and then dare us to do something about it. When did we become such a nation of wimps? If we tried to pull one tenth of these stunts in Mexico we’d be languishing in an 8 by 8 foot cell until our country’s state department struggled through many bureaucratic hoops to get us released. When U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi accidentally crossed into Mexico while in possession of firearms legally purchased in the US, he was imprisoned for 7 months. I don’t blame Mexico for enforcing its laws, but, I do blame the United States for not enforcing ours. What part of illegal is not understood by the leaders of our government? I suppose it’s the part that puts political correctness above the law! This insidious philosophy is designed to put us on the defensive if we attempt to secure our borders, stand up for our country, or support the candidates of our choice.
The Constitution gives our “citizens” the right to peaceful protest. It doesn’t give them the right to shut down legal public forums, silence people from exercising their right to free speech, or engage in violent riots that risk life and property. Nevertheless, that’s precisely what’s happening in city after city, from coast to coast. That gang of sewer-dwellers, whom I refer to as “Black Thugs Matter,” have bullied their way onto the stage during several political rallies and eviscerated the Bill of Rights. They don’t stop there! They’ve organized protests in the middle of major roadways, blocking traffic and impeding commerce. Add to that their calls for violence against police officers and their role in the riots that have decimated some cities and you have a clear example of organized crime, masquerading as civil disobedience.

How much more are we willing to take before fighting back against this assault on our way of life? Even the casual observer can readily deduce that Donald Trump’s meteoric rise to the GOP nomination is the result of a nation that’s fed up with the feckless direction from Washington. They want a leader who actually loves and defends this country; not one who apologizes for it. President Obama may be a better orator (with the help of a teleprompter), but, a President Trump would be a better and stronger image for a country that has earned its position as leader of the free world.

Bob Weir is a veteran of 20 years with the New York Police Dept. (NYPD), ten of which were performed in plainclothes undercover assignments. Bob began a writing career about 16 years ago and had his first book published in 1999. He also became a syndicated columnist under the title “Weir Only Human.”

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  1. Is there an international law to govern behaviours of nations? Judge if Americans have abided by any and not behaved like a bully often enough. If Red Indians had followed your argument, there would have been no America as it is. Grab the loot and then establish the rules to hold on to it. How many democracies the US has nurtured?

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