TTAG Commentator Jerry Corliss writes:
I really hate the whole sheepdog analogy. The sheepdogs work for the shepherd, not for the sheep. They protect sheep for the benefit of the shepherd, not for the benefit of the sheep. They do so for a cut of the mutton. From the sheep’s point of view does it really matter if a “wolf” is chewing on your ass or the shepherd is? If the criminals are the wolves, then the cops are the sheepdogs working for the shepherd government. Those of you who intend to defend liberty (I think you might be too late) should characterize yourselves as rams, defending the sheep for their benefit and yours. Not for the supposedly beneficent shepherd who is only there to shear them and enjoy a leg of lamb.