We see or hear about crime, whether its in the news, or conversing with friends; and somewhere in there if you listen close; there will be someone saying, “we need more authorities”. Sometimes you do not even need to listen close, they are screaming it out loud. I’d like to know what they think we need them for? Authorities to do what? Take care of us? Let’s not even go into what it would cost, I want to know when we lost our self-sufficiency? When was it decided that we needed someone else to take out the trash and clean our yard?
Crime is like bugs, they don’t like the light of day or vigilant self-reliant people watching out for their neighbors and friends. When it becomes too uncomfortable, the bugs move on to somewhere else. We need to remember our parents and grandparents self-sufficiency, they didn’t have 911 to call, or expect an ambulance or police car within a few minutes. That type of response is for the bigger towns and cities with their money. Sure it might be nice to take a break and rely on others to take care of us, but I’d rather stand on my own two law-abiding feet and take responsibility for my own. Within reason of course, but do remember – you have to be alive when help gets to you. We need to remember how to take care of ourselves. First Aid, Fire Prevention, and Self Defence is what we need to remember.