Or perhaps a politician said "As long as I have regulatory authority, then businesses will GIVE me everything I need during times of crisis."
Let's think about the cop's statement. I am sure you can work out what might happen with the politician or regulator.
The cop flashes his badge. Gets into a house. Pulls his gun. Loads up a box full of food and can feed his family for three days.
The family tells thirty other people.
Three days later, the uniformed cop flashes his badge. Gets into the house. Pulls his gun. Loads up a box of food and can feed his family for three more days.
That family tells thirty other people each one of whom tells another thirty people.
Three days later, the uniformed cop flashes his badge and (pick one)
- Does not get into the house
- Is shot on the door-step
- Calls five of his buddies who use a battering ram to break open the door
“I don’t worry about that. As long as I have a gun and a badge my family won’t go hungry.” might be true for about a week...two at the outside.