" My point then is, anyone who knows anything, knows that the police aren't there to protect them and that the American legal system does not have their backs and it's one of the least corrupt! Hence why we are all so loathe to move an inch on the 2ndAmd. Shall we get into whether or not Americans trust their government? I think the concept of the rule of law is built on a sense of community, egalitarianism, and a trust that laws will be administered equally regardless of one's wealth and political connections or lack thereof. If you don't trust your neighbors, your police, your government; then what faith do you put in the Law? I think it's as tenuous and as fragile an idea as a house built on the sand of a barrier island, on the Atlantic seaboard and more than anything depends on the goodwill of the members of a community and their common interests. Especially when the inevitable hurricane or mob rolls through."