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    "The Arrogance of Authority"

    DEA officer stops at a ranch in Texas, and talks with an old rancher. He tells the rancher, "I need to inspect your ranch for illegally-grown drugs." The rancher says, "Okay, but don't go in that field over there," as he points out the location.

    The DEA officer verbally explodes saying, "Mister, I have the authority of the Federal Government with me." Reaching into his rear pants pocket, he removes his badge and proudly displays it to the rancher. "See this badge? This badge means I go wherever I wish.... On any land. No questions asked, or answers given. Have I made myself clear? Do you understand?"


    The rancher nods politely, apologizes, and goes about his chores.



    A short time later, the old rancher hears loud screams and sees the DEA officer running for his life, chased by the rancher's big Santa Gertrudis bull......



    With every step the bull is gaining ground on the officer, and it seems likely that he'll get gored before he reaches safety. The officer is clearly terrified. The rancher throws down his tools, runs to the fence, and yells at the top of his lungs............




    " Your badge. Show him your BADGE !"






    (This story was posted for its entertainment value only, no claim is made for its validity)
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    I like it!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by END_THE_FED View Post
    (This story was posted for its entertainment value only, no claim is made for its validity)
    I call BS on this story. And I know I'm right. Just check the bottom of the DEA agent's shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eye95 View Post
    I call BS on this story. And I know I'm right. Just check the bottom of the DEA agent's shoes.

    LOL,for about a second or two I was going to ask why you would call B.S. on a story that was clearly a joke, and then the "light bulb illuminated" and I laughed my a** off.
    A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.- Thomas Jefferson March 4 1801

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    Very nice =)
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    Yea in my family that joke is about a BIA man.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

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    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
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    I call BS o n this story, because the DEA would NEVER inspect ranch property on foot--it would be too much effort, and would get their Bruno Magli's dirty...

    They would requisition a battle-ready Blackhawk with FLEER, and do flyovers for 3 days, and triple-bill their time on the req forms.

    I know this story is a joke, and is NOT true, nor was it presented as such. It's one of my favorite "badge" jokes...
    It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
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    When I last heard it, it had a "f"unny adjective preceding the word "badge."
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