In that scenario the police force would sued, and lose badly.
Popularity has nothing to do with whether an author makes good points or not, but if you want to hang your hat on that one, be my guest.
Right or Left, Smart or Stupid. They don't care nor should they.
They vote for their issues just as every other voter does.
Yes, I know. State the legally recognized relationship though.
Oh, and while we're at it...how about you try to defend this...