One of the funniest forms of criticism, in my opinion, is claiming that a new entity will be able to do the same thing a current entity is doing. For example, Alabama just voted to allow churches to establish their own police departments. My favorite part about this isn’t the idea of churches with
inquisitors police departments though, it’s this:
Critics of the bill argue that a police department that reports to church officials could be used to cover up crimes.
Oh no! Church police departments may be able to do the exact same thing government police departments already do on a daily basis?!
These critics may want to think really hard about what they’re saying. They may come to an interesting revelation.