that the sheep live in denial; that is what makes them sheep. They do not want
to believe that there is evil in the world. They can accept the fact that fires
can happen, which is why they want fire extinguishers, fire sprinklers, fire
alarms and fire exits throughout their kids' schools. But many of them are
outraged at the idea of putting an armed police officer in their kid's school.
Our children are dozens of times more likely to be killed, and thousands of
times more likely to be seriously injured, by school violence than by school
fires, but the sheep's only response to the possibility of violence is denial.
The idea of someone coming to kill or harm their children is just too hard, so
they choose the path of denial.
The sheep generally do not like the sheepdog. He looks a lot like the wolf. He
has fangs and the capacity for violence. The difference, though, is that the
sheepdog must not, cannot and will not ever harm the sheep. Any sheepdog who
intentionally harms the lowliest little lamb will be punished and removed. The
world cannot work any other way, at least not in a representative democracy or
a republic such as ours.
Still, the sheepdog disturbs the sheep. He is a constant reminder that there
are wolves in the land. They would prefer that he didn't tell them where to go,
or give them traffic tickets, or stand at the ready in our airports in
camouflage fatigues holding an M-16. The sheep would much rather have the
sheepdog cash in his fangs, spray paint himself white, and go, "Baa."
Until the wolf shows up. Then the entire flock tries desperately to hide behind
one lonely sheepdog." – Lt. Col. Grossman
This shirt is dedicated to all the sheepdogs out there, under-appreciated though
they may be, that hunt the things that go bump in the night and keep the wolves