J.J.Sefton, comments thread: The police as well as the military are in a situation where they are controlled by governmental leaders and must either obey directives or be fired – regardless of the legality, constitutionality or even morality of those regulations. I’ve known and respected many cops in my life and as a former New Yorker, completely understand what they have to endure when they put on that uniform.
But that said, the actions of cops in Portland and elsewhere who stood by and allowed rioters to burn their cities, or even in NYC when they followed “DeBolshevik’s” order to rat out people going to church or synagogue in violation of lock-downs, makes one shudder to think of what they might and could do in the event they’re ordered to suppress political enemies. The Capitol Cops and FBI agents’ actions at the Capitol on January 6, 2021 were hideous in the extreme. THAT! [end]
Presuming that horrible Alvin Bragg is stupid if not outright evil because he and his cohorts want to de-fund the police, one can totally assume for sure, that in American cities and towns, there will be drastic rise in crimes especially heinously vile murderous crimes – more kidnappings, more robberies and vicious violent assaults on peaceful people by hooligans, in addition to which a terribly-large inflation of riots along with arson, looting and vandalism that’s always part of it.
There can be no doubt that many people who now want the police to be de-funded would be first to complain if they became victims of hooligans. In conclusion the police definitely be well funded and supported and never defunded.
Yes indeed, yours truly really “feels” for the men and women in blue. But the refrain of “I was only following orders” is one we are likely to hear in the not to distant future. God help us.
Larry Elder, FrontPageMag: ‘Dear Trump Haters: Can You Contain This Fire?’ ….
One can trace former President Donald Trump’s indictment by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg back to the media/Democrat belief that Trump’s 2016 election was illegitimate.
Sure, some, like Hillary Clinton, questioned former President Barack Obama’s birthplace. And, after the 2000 Bush v. Gore Supreme Court decision some, for a time, groused and called George W. Bush “president select.” But never in modern times has a president been so widely and consistently described as “illegitimate” as has candidate, president and now former President Donald Trump. It never stopped.
I write as the son of a lifelong Democrat mother, as the younger brother of a lifelong Democrat, a Navy vet who was my best friend. My Marine vet father was a registered Republican with whom my mother and brother disagreed in spirited but never hateful debate across the kitchen table.
When John F. Kennedy defeated Richard Nixon in 1960, my father never cried “foul!” despite credible allegations of vote-stealing, especially in Illinois. Nixon knew about this, but chose not to protest and filed no lawsuit, perhaps fearing counter-allegations against his campaign.
Last year, The New York Times published a review of a Nixon-friendly biography. According to the book, Nixon, at his Christmas party after Kennedy’s narrow victory, told his guests, “We won, but they stole it from us.” The Times review dismissed Nixon’s complaint: “The weakness of the case did not stop Nixon’s men from pushing their allegations. But six decades hence — in the absence of new evidence, at a time when false claims of a stolen election pose a mounting threat to our system of self-government — historians ought to think twice before endorsing them.” [-]
[+] … Yet Republicans — and the mainstream media — did not call Clinton, Carter, Lewis and the Democrats who boycotted Trump’s inauguration “election deniers.” The First Amendment gives losers, with or without evidence, the right to complain without fear of prosecution, let alone persecution.
Notably, Hillary Clinton has been silent about Trump’s indictment. Why? She likely does not want to remind the country that she clearly violated the Espionage Act with her basement server but skated because the FBI’s James Comey said she lacked the “intent” to violate the statute — though her violation does not require intent.
About Trump’s indictment over hush money payments, two can play the rouge prosecutor game. There are republican DAs and attorneys general, too. In the movie “Tora! Tora! Tora!” about the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto said, “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.” [end]
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Mmmm … The rigging of the 2020 election cycle was beyond question, but Bush43 of all people “saw no evil”. He took a 2 minute glance, and that was the extent of his non-investigation. Bush43 apparently had a habit of letting his supporters twist in the wind (Scooter Libby, Border cops Ramos & Campeon, John Ellis, etc), yet gladly covered for the Clinton staffers that trashed the White House on their way out. They did far more damage than any Jan 6th patriot, but Bush didn’t call that a “prank or two”, he called it what it wasn’t – an “insurrection”. (That was the 2nd time he shrugged off any real inquiry, which gives him something in common with Ambassador Joe Wilson.)
It’s also interesting how Bush43 saw the show trial of his cousin John Ellis (for calling Florida at 2:am) and let him hang out to dry. Bush ignored 7 years of concocted persecution & impeachments on Trump. Now that corrupt DAs are tripling down on actual banana republic tactics, Bush still chooses to “see no evil”. (After all it’s not him in their cross hairs.)
We had Bush’s back when he was under siege, but he can’t be bothered to watch anyone else’s. It’s more his style to suck-up & give-it-away-now. Mission accomplished pray tell? Contain the fire from Trump haters. THAT!
And on that note, time for today’s MAGA Pill – Classy and Warrior-President Donald John Trump – MAGA! KAG!
- Larry Elder, FrontPageMag: Dear Trump Haters: Can You Contain This Fire?