The purported manner in which the Republican candidate for POTUS received a flag lapel pin emblazoned with a Secret Service badge remains a mystery.
The reason why Mitt Romney would wear a desecrated American flag on his suit lapel may be explained in what appears to be a life-long fascination with men in police uniforms. Impersonation of police officers in public is a sick fetish and is often associated with crimes against people.
It appears clear that Mitt Romney made it a practice to dress up in a Michigan State Trooper Uniform, put a flashing light on his white car, and stop innocent motorists for whatever reason. It is also clear that this was not just the youthful indiscretion of a high school student as he continued the practice at Stanford University where he was a college student. How long he persisted in this fetish after college is not known.
Impersonation of a police officer in public is not a joke, it is a crime that is punishable in all states. Where one makes a habit of impersonating a police officer, society should take heed as some pretty serious crimes have been perpetrated by persons who stop motorists (particularly in violent crimes against women) while dressed as police officers.
It might be funny if done in the context of a private party, say a costumed ball, although such uniforms are typically distinguishable from real police attire. However, if the memories of Mitt Romney’s classmates are true, his uniform was the real McCoy – a Michigan State Trooper uniform. That takes the seriousness of his crime up a notch, particularly as he used it according to the stories to stop motorists in public.
The statute of limitations has probably run for this crime, but truth be told, we need to know why the person whom we are considering for President of the United States thought that this was O.K. to do, and if he still harbors such delusions.
Is this what we want in a President?
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