The Nacireman wrote:
Supes never made the kind of the snotty comments like he did in Action #1 or #3 either. Like "be the cop you wanted to be when you were growing up" or whatever it was in #3. (I'm not in the mood to dig through the comic box this early, so that pretty much is a paraphrase.)
What's wrong with that comment? The police in Metropolis at that time was corrupt, Superman is trying to stop that and one of the ways he's doing that is not only be beating them up and exposing the corruption, but also appealing to a sense of idealism that has been lost.
Being the cop you wanted to be when you were growing up is the same thing as 'truth justice and the american way'. Superman trying to lift everyone else up to be better.
But no, you want everyone to just suck up and give respect to every Policeman or Soldier or Fireman just because they wear a uniform.