Sometimes stating the obvious is necessary.
We need police.
We need laws enforced.
And just as much we need their presence in communities – where I suspect they do a lot more simple offering help and direction than they do law enforcement.
I am well aware that there are those on the right who think the police – and even law – can be privatised.
That’s wrong. A coherent system of law and order underpins a society. Only government can command and direct such a service. Only government can pay for it.
That’s the Joy of Tax.