MINOT, N.D. — There is a movement afoot to disband or defund America’s police departments.

This is a gross overreaction, one that threatens the progress we could make on law enforcement reform in this moment of American history.

Absent the police, who will we call when someone breaks into our home? Or attacks one of us in a dark parking lot? Or opens fire in a crowded shopping mall?

“If men were angels, no government would be necessary,” James Madison (or perhaps Alexander Hamilton) wrote in Federalist 51.

We are not angels. We need government to make laws.

What good are laws without law enforcement?

Continue reading…