Robert’s Rule #_


Dear “Whatever it Takes” folks,

I have often said that a word for people like you who expect the government to keep them safe is “victims.” Here is a good functional explanation of why:

It’s one of Robert’s Rules: When seconds count, the police are just minutes away. (I didn’t make that one up, but it’s one of the Rules nonetheless.)

So I’m always stumped by the credulous, even irrational, faith of folks whose plan to defend themselves, their family, their home or their business is a call to 911. They have to know the Rule intuitively, if not from experience, don’t they? Yet they live like it isn’t so. It’s hard to imagine them being similarly ignorant of the acceleration of gravity, so that they decide to take the window instead of the elevator to get from the top floor to the lobby.

More at Suburban Sheepdog.

Love,
Mark


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