“I hate cops.” This phrase is used by the masses from coast to coast. Whether it is a valid reason or not it seems like a lot of people despise the fuzz. Cops spread fear throughout the nation and every time you see a cop car your body rushes with fear and a notion to act “normal.” Who likes to worry about getting caught speeding, or a house party being too noisy? So I have a new proposal that could eliminate the “burden” of worrying about the being arrested and potentially ruining your record.
My modest proposal is that we eliminate the police force that we know today. With this new system we can implement a new wild west. Crimes will now be bounties placed on people. Some sort of evidence must support the bounty. The price of the bounty will be determined on the crime committed. Then privatized bounty hunters or vigilantes will follow through on the bounty and be paid by the person who issued the bounty. There are also many benefits to this system. First off, a police force is expensive, as you have to pay salaries, equipment, healthcare, pensions, and so on. The state will save valuable tax dollars, as everything will be privatized now. Also it gives more power to the people and takes power out of the government. Lastly, it will encourage everyone to obey the laws. This is because the citizens police each other. Now criminals will have to worry about being seen by anyone not just police officers.
One negative is there is a potential for corruption. But corruption spreads through many police forces we know today. With the new Wild West system the citizens will be able to pursue corrupted bounty hunters. The power is in the masses and coupled with the second amendment many will be able to police their own cities and neighborhoods. Another negative is that coffee shops and donut shops will see a drop in sales, but perhaps for the first five years the government can give these stores tax breaks as they realize their new target market.
The new police system has the potential to be very effective. It will help local governments save money. Take the power out of the government and give power to the citizens. It will also let us exercise our right to bear arms. Lastly, it will create the Wild West that we all wanted to live in.