Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Fund The Police, Defund The Left

America’s police departments are full of the bravest, most selfless, honest, and beloved men and women our country produces. They are patriots, a large proportion of whom join the force after serving in our military. They keep us safe. They are the reason we can sleep soundly in our beds at night. They put their lives on the line every day so that the rest of us don’t have to.
The campaign to demonize police (men and women of all races) is organized by the woke left wing of the Democratic Party and subtly supported by the media. Their words and tactics are outrageous. During the protests in the wake of George Floyd’s tragic death, officers stood guard protecting homes, businesses, and monuments, while adult-aged children attacked them with weapons and called them racists, fascists, and worse. They stood there for us, and our communities, and took it.
Now that the riots have died down (thanks to the police and the National Guard), the Left’s schoolyard bullies are graduating from insults to insanity. In cities across the country, woke radical progressives are not calling for police reform — which is a much-needed debate (and that debate should include how citizens show respect and respond to responsible policing).
The Left want no part of a civil debate about reducing violence between police and citizens. They want police departments shut down, defunded, or eliminated altogether. The Minneapolis City Council has announced its intention to disband the city’s police department. Other cities are following suit. Marxists under the pretense of the Black Lives Matter movement have kicked out the police to overtake blocks of downtown Seattle, with the support of a liberal mayor and governor, calling for racial segregation of healthcare and the elimination of all prisons.
The defunders of police have no idea what will replace law enforcement officers or who will come to protect our unarmed families from thieves and thugs. Some say we just need more social workers and counselors. Others have called for vaguely defined committees of public safety. (That’s what they called the guillotining secret police during the French Revolution, too!) Some (elected politicians, mostly) try to hide behind weasel words. “Defund,” they say, “doesn’t necessarily mean take their money away.”
Read the rest from Jim DeMint HERE.

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