One Crazy-A$$ed-Bone-Head Idea from John Seiler

Sometimes you’ve just gotta wonder how otherwise seemingly inteligent people can be so stupid.  John Seiler gets the Stupid Idea Of The Week Award for his suggestion below.   His concept brings to mind images of Blackwater running around shooting people in San Clemente because they’re latino and therefore gang members. But what Sieler does not understand is that peace officers are NOT rent-a-cops.  They undergo years of training and are sworn to protect, serve, and enforce the laws.  Private security services, by law, can do none of that, and they never should be able to.

So please enjoy reading Seiler’s drivel. But whatever you do, Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid.

Privatize Orange County sheriffs

With Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona embroiled in a corruption
scandal
, now is a good time to talk about privatizing the the entire O.C. Sheriff’s Department. Turn them all into rent-a-cops. And privatize the jail they run.

There already are private prisons around the country, so a private O.C. jail isn’t difficult to achieve.

As to the rest of what the sheriffs do, they already are contracted to perform police services in many cities in Orange County, such as San Clemente, Lake Forest, and Lagnua Hills. These cities, if they wished, could contract with other police services, or start their own police departments, or potentially use private police.

Well, why not do that with everything the sheriffs do — privatize them, that is?

Many people already live in “gated communities” with private guards. Why not do that with an entire community — just without the gates? Hire private guards to protect the people and uphold the law.

Orange County still is one of the most “conservative” and “libertarian” areas in the country, especially for populous areas. So why not put that political philosophy directly into action?

Then, when a scandal like this erupts, the political factor is reduced. The local rent-a-cops simply are replaced, when their contract runs out, with a different company.

The Carona scandal is big only because he’s an elected official. If he were the local captain of a private police force, it would be no more scandalous than when the head of a private company gets into trouble.

As Ronald Reagan asked: If not us, who? If not now, when?

It’s time to act, Orange County.

  3 comments for “One Crazy-A$$ed-Bone-Head Idea from John Seiler

  1. Aunt Millie
    November 2, 2007 at 4:51 am

    Only the ideologues at the Register would advance nonsense like this. It never ceases to amaze me how some of these yahoos can advance ideas that demonstrate such an amazing failure to grasp any of the concepts of government or business, or to have any grounding in reality.

    Have these yahoos ever actually seen the people who private security firms deliver to provide gate guards and people who sign you in at the lobby? Can they seriously compare these retirees and wannabe’s to a professional police force? Do they have any idea of the qualitative differences, the training, the supervision, of the two types of organizations?

    The Register should stick to what it knows best, local high school sports, and outsource their editorial and opinion sections to cheaper and more competent sources. Perhaps prison laborers could be hired cheaply, and create revenue to offset the cost of prisons. Certainly, you wouldn’t lose any quality or common sense.

  2. RHackett
    November 2, 2007 at 7:39 am

    Well said Millie. I said pretty much the same thing over on the OJ blog.

  3. grouchomarxist
    November 2, 2007 at 3:06 pm

    Heres another great response: “This is a pathetic post to respond to, but this is OC. Many of these ppl grew up on the REG and know very little of the outside world. We have privatized the most vital jobs the Armed Forces used to have- witness Blackwater and other Hessian hirelings. So much darkness and so little light.”
    Grew up on the Reg. heheehe

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