Demonizing the Police Breeds Lawlessness

By Thomas Lemmer. Written in September 2021 and published in the “Voice of Reason” section of the Foundations of Freedom site.

As noted in this article, “there is a long world history of demonization – a very long history. In its most extreme forms, it gives rise to the evils of concentration camps and mass executions. In lesser forms, it cripples the ability of the demonized group to interact with others in society. Once a group has been demonized, the normal protections of the law are removed. The members of a demonized group can be stripped of their civil rights, and relegated to the status of second-class citizens, or worse. But what follows when the police are demonized? The answer is – lawlessness.” Read the full article below to learn more.


This article builds upon a core worldview identified by our founder, which he described as “tragedy-free” policing. Under this worldview the police must proceed without taking any actions that could cause harm, without using force, and without ever making a mistake. Demands for such a standard, “or else,” have harmed the police-community relationship, and weakened public safety. Secure 1776 recommends reading this article, Tragedy-Free Policing, Or Else: The Need for Critical Thinking,” to learn more. Additionally, several of our “In the News” posts specifically relate to this topic. We also recommend these posts for further reading.

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