Thinking about becoming a sheriff deputySubmitted by MTLiberty1889 on Tue, 08/19/2014 - 04:36
So I was deciding to whether or not post on here but seeing as how its 2014 and a lot of the essential posts about campaigns and such are low I figured i'd go ahead and get your guys opinion.
So I am libertarian to the core, however I always had an itch to be a soldier or a sheriff, idk why. I went to a military school and just was fascinated by wanting to be the good guy. With all of the stigmas today about police I totally understand and agree. However I found myself in a very depressed state when thinking about law enforcement as POS. I think there are plenty of bad cops and plenty of good ones, same with soldiers. I think if the intent is there to do good, and you believe in liberty and becoming a law enforcer than it is a different situation. If you join the police force to bully people, have a sense of power, and just be a genuine dick, than those people need to be fired.
I am 24 and thinking about becoming a sheriff deputy. The sheriff is the only form of law enforcement I would be apart of, as they are those who are most accountable to the citizen and the constitution. You see across America like Sheriff joe, libertarian sheriffs who stand up for the rights of there citizens and I fucking love that. I want to be that guy who is the last line of defense (as a government entity) against the tyranny of the federal government. The militia is the true last line, the people, but I digress.
So my question is as a discussion can there be a libertarian sheriff? Is there such thing as a libertarian LEO? I am in California too and I do not about other states but California recently outlawed quotas for departments, so police are no longer required to give out a certain number of tickets. I can give warnings a lot but does that dilute the authority of law enforcement? I don't know, I hope there is a cop out there that can reply as to how their department works as far as integrity being forced, and the integrity and love for liberty by the leadership in their department.
Thanks to everyone for their opinions I just want an open discussion!
Long live liberty and the constitution, I love Ron Paul!