By now I'm sure most of you have heard of the alleged battery of a man- Bob Mandell- at a Lawrence KS high school band concert by an 'overly-patriotic' off-duty Lawrence firefighter- Daniel Clouse- according to the story from the LAWRENCE (KS) JOURNAL-WORLD.
First off- not all firefighters and police officers are well-adjusted- stand-up citizens. I KNOW this for a first-hand fact on a number of occasions.
And as far as firefighters being "heroes" I have news for you- THAT's our job! We signed up for the job and were paid to do it (personally- I think volunteer firefighters are bigger heroes than paid)
Secondly- it is not THIS or any other public servant's place to force patriotism or any other belief on anybody else.
This is STILL America I think- freedom of choice- etc. until the pollys minimize/enslave us all..
If indeed Firefighter Clouse is guilty- and at least 2 witnesses to the assault on the LJW site verify Mandell's story- then Clouse should be charged with battery and be punished.
A lawbreaker is a lawbreaker- period- be they a firefighter- cop- priest- whatever.