At a memorial service for fallen agents last Friday, FBI Director James Comey expressed concerns for the future of law enforcement. Comey has not been on the same page as the rest of the Obama Justice Department when it comes to the anti-police rhetoric of the last couple of years. At times, you have to wonder if Comey isn’t the only person in the entire administration with the sense God gave a goat.
“I worry very much — especially with a lot of controversy around law enforcement these days, and sometimes healthy skepticism becoming cynicism — that young men and women may be discouraged from pursuing this kind of service,” Comey said.
Comey said that the current environment of hatred towards cops may make it difficult for people to choose law enforcement for a career. “I worry very much, are young men and women making that same choice today at the rate we need them to?” he asked. “I don’t know. I think it’s something we all have to worry about.”
That’s an aspect of the conversation that we don’t talk about enough. What happens to the next generation of would-be cops? When you’re more likely to wind up vilified than honored, you might come to think life behind a desk isn’t so bad. We’re not going to simply stop having cops, are we? No. We’re going to have to go to the next round. The people that are so desperate for work that they’re willing to play along with the cumbersome new rules and public sentiments that make being a police officer that much more dangerous.
It’s not just going to be police, either. Who will want to work in our schools after another few years of this liberal nonsense? Who would anyone want to be a teacher in an environment where you can’t even discipline a child without offending his cultural upbringing? Who would want to be the administrator at a college where you might be fired because you can’t answer, on demand, what “white privilege” means to you?
Sure, those positions will be filled, but by whom? Well, it’s the same thing. You get the people who have no alternatives along with a smattering of excellent professionals who are so dedicated to the goal that they’re willing to suffer.
What’s happening affects us right now, yes, but we may not truly see the fruits of this insanity for another ten years. And woe be unto us when it starts to blossom. Whatever joy we may get from saying “we were right” will be cold comfort indeed.