I'm having a real problem with the current political climate. Seems worse than previous years. Makes me want to stand on a street corner and shout. Are cops more "conservative" than the average citizen? Why? I contend cops are likely to question motivation and agenda. Having seen and sorted liers, cheats, and drunks, they have learned to recognize the same. The rose-colored glasses come off. I contend cops are less likely to want to be seen as "kinder" and "gentler" as a person, state or nation. They see an underlying struggle for advantage daily. Dealing with reality, they see how thin the veneer of humanity can be. They see how fast things can go downhill. They see fellow citizens floating along, blinders on, oblivious, wanting their "fair" share. True citizens of the world - the rest of the world wants their "fair" share, too. They see how important "old-fashioned" values can be - family, religion, self reliance, personal responsibility - shoring up the flaws of humanity. Are there any takeaways for the general population from this? Is anybody really listening? Hello? Deep breaths. I'm too old to grind my teeth like this.