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Inside Notes: Depend on Yourself

By Curtis Parrott

There has always been violent crime throughout history. The Bible tells us it started with Cain and Abel and has never slowed down. When I left law enforcement 20 years ago, although crime was bad, as its always been, it didn’t seem as evil as it is today.

Georgia Director, Curtis Parrott
Georgia Director, Curtis Parrott

There is a new breed of monster roaming throughout our beautiful country that just can’t be tolerated anymore. It is a malignant cancer that has no respect for you or your life.

We have allowed politicians and small groups of people to dictate our safety. We have a porous border with Mexico, which allows tons of drugs (somewhere around 30 billion annually) from drug cartels to freely come across, polluting the minds of our citizens. It has also allowed groups of violent gangs to infiltrate into our communities and public schools, destroying our children’s lives.

When your wife and child can’t go to the local gas station without fear of some drug-crazed moron pulling a weapon, stealing your property and putting your family in mortal danger or death, we have a problem, America!

It’s going to take some tough decisions to solve these issues. If we don’t get control of it, history shows that revolution will follow. As the great English parliamentarian Edmund Burke said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

Don’t leave your personal security in the hands of others. You are your own first line of defense. The law enforcement authorities in America are fighting a losing battle at the moment.

All I see everyday on the news is another cop getting shot or killed. No wonder police are so paranoid of the public – they are walking targets. You have to understand that police are a reactionary force. They respond to calls and most probably won’t be there or even close as the action is going down. That first line of defense will be on your shoulders and yours alone. So prepare yourself for the battle.

It would be nice if we lived in a utopian world where everyone helped everybody else, but that’s not the world we live in. It’s a dangerous one. Although we might be winning some battles, we are losing the war my friends.

Keep the Faith!