Trusted Most -- Men with Guns

Trusted Most -- Men with Guns

This is a discussion on Trusted Most -- Men with Guns within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=38262&s=rcmp Just re-posting part of it the rest at above link: Only three institutions of the 16 have the solid confidence of the nation with ...

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    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=38262&s=rcmp

    Just re-posting part of it the rest at above link:

    Only three institutions of the 16 have the solid confidence of the nation with more than 50 percent saying they have high confidence or a lot of confidence in them: the military at 76 percent, down from 82 percent a year ago, small business at 66 percent and the police at 58 percent.

    All three institutions tend to be male-dominated, conservative and hierarchical. Two of the three feature men with guns -- the soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen who defend us from foreign enemies, and the thin blue line that defends us from the predators at home. Americans have a far greater appreciation of those who risk their lives to defend our country than for those who write its laws.

    When one recalls how the military and police were regarded in the 1960s, the former being trashed for "the dirty and immoral war" in Vietnam, and the latter being called "racists" and "pigs" for battling campus radicals and urban rioters, what a difference a few decades can make.


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    When one recalls how the military and police were regarded in the 1960s, the former being trashed for "the dirty and immoral war" in Vietnam, and the latter being called "racists" and "pigs" for battling campus radicals and urban rioters, what a difference a few decades can make.
    Yeah...because those hippies and anarchists grew up and got jobs...but still refused to defend themselves...but realize someone needs to take care of the bad guys...law enforcement and Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines.
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    Check out: < http://www.gallup.com/poll/1597/conf...titutions.aspx >

    So,the Gallup Poll showing soldiers, small businesses, cops, preachers and pastors are trusted.

    OTOH journalists, bankers, big business, unions and elected leaders are not trusted.

    Hum?

    Wonder why?
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