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I have to preface this column with a disclaimer: I don’t know if this actually came from a cop or not. I’ve seen this shared on Facebook a few times and while I can’t verify it was really written by a police officer, the sentiment is accurate, so it’s worth sharing some of it here with that caveat.

It starts, “It’s not the police who need to be retrained, it’s the public. We have grown into a mouthy, cell phone-wielding, vulgar, uncivil society with no personal responsibility and the attitude of ‘it’s the other person’s fault,’ ‘you owe me.’ A society where children grow up with no boundaries or knowledge or concern for civil society and personal responsibility.”

We can argue whether or not police need more training – I don’t personally view it as a bad idea – but the rest is spot on. It’s the America liberals have created: a bunch of self-entitled brats used to getting whatever they want and unable to deal with not being coddled.

We’ve seen it for a while now, mostly on college campuses but occasionally boiling over off campus into things like “Occupy Wall Street.” They’re the unemployed and otherwise unemployable who are angry about the results of the bad choices they made – majoring in bisexual polar bear studies or some other worthless field of study that only qualifies you to teach that worthless skill to other suckers dumb enough to major in it, for example – and unqualified to do anything.

Their rooms back home are likely covered with participation ribbons, driveways likely filled by the family Prius coated with “I’m the proud parent of a spectacular student” bumper stickers, and fridges overrun with tofu. In other words, these people were created. Bad parenting has consequences.

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