..Most join the PD these days bc it is a good job, retirement, health insurance,and as to be expected of young men....
....The thrill of adventure!
It's inherent of the American male (and some females)...cannot be denied...and as you point out they have that "protective instinct".
The desire to make the world a better place.
But just as prominent as these admirable traits?...
...there is a another side,a darker one.
Not an easy job, as they say: "The job will change you"....and in many cases this is unavoidable, to be expected, and as Gordon Lightfoot says:
"See the soldier, with his gun,
Who must be dead to be admired"...
So,society as a whole writes them off as a neccessary casualty....sadly so...soldiers... and cops.
But there are rare individuals who are never changed.
And they display a strength of character that attracts most people to them....whether it's in their genetics, or a by-product of their upbringing, I honestly don't know.
I have witnessed both sides of the coin.
Ron Paul is the epitome of the good guy in the white hat.
Remember those days?...Before the "anti-hero" movie genre.
And I suppose these "oath-keepers" are drawn to the character and integrity of Dr Paul...THEY NEED THIS:
TO KNOW THERE'S SOMEONE LIKE HIM OUT THERE.
A lifeboat in a sea of garbage.
Let's all encourage this breed of mankind, of humanity.
We all need each other.
"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!