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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:25am on 2011-11-11

While it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, fall be'ind",
But it's "Please to walk in front, sir", when there's trouble in the wind,
You talk o' better food for us, an' schools, an' fires, an' all:
We'll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
Don't mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
The Widow's Uniform is not the soldier-man's disgrace.
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute!"
But it's "Saviour of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot
     -- Rudyard Kipling, "Tommy"

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posted by (anonymous) at 11:23am on 2011-11-11
And the same applies to law enforcement.
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posted by [personal profile] minoanmiss at 09:38pm on 2011-11-12
Only if you believe they should consider the citizens they police to be enemy combatants. I've had quite enough of police who act like an occupying army, thank you.



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