Unions, in general, are full of good people whose leadership is singularly power seeking and often corrupt. Police unions are no different. We honor and appreciate our law enforcement, but understand that every bushel has a few bad apples. Police unions protect the bad apples from accountability, thus throwing the good fruit under the bus. If we want to change this, we need to start protesting union bosses, not the good men and women in blue protecting our lives on a daily basis.
In this piece by The Heritage Foundation President and champion of liberty Kay James, she notes that violent mobs—permitted to riot by spineless politicians—are not just breaking stuff, they are trying to destroy the very core of our democracy and our freedoms. She pulls no punches in identifying the dangers of “mobocracy” and calls for officials to take action and citizens to step in to make sure they do.
Many local and state officials ignored rioters and looters who pretended to care about racial injustice while destroying homes, monuments, and businesses. Liberal officials are now discovering the cost of their cowardly failure to enforce rule of law above mindless mob violence and turning to the president they fight at every turn for a bailout. The answer, so far, seems to be “you made your nest; now pay for it.”
State lawmakers returned to work Monday in a state Capitol battered by four days of protests. The building and surrounding monuments have been defaced with graffiti, and windows along the lowest floor were boarded up with plywood. Some windows on the second floor of the Capitol were also smashed with rocks. A state employee told legislative leaders that the offices of Gov. Jared Polis and his chief of staff both had broken windows.
The headline is misleading. As far as we can tell from the article, there weren't any counter protesters or white nationalists at the park. The militia members addressed their comments to people who were not there.
During COVID-19, governors, mayors and many local officials forgot about the 10th Amendment, the notion that those who govern closest govern best, and their own responsibility to those who elected them. ACRU Policy Board Member Ken Blackwell points out in this important editorial that it is indeed the purview of local leaders to take action, restore peace in their communities, and stop yelling for the feds to bail them out.
7/8: It is shocking to assert that “rioters, blockaders, cop-fighters, and people in ski masks” are the enlightened nobility who can save our constitutional republic from internal ruin.
6/7: Shareholder activists are taking direct aim at companies by abusing rules that publicly traded companies must follow to promote a far-left agenda.
10/6: If the anti-Kavanaugh forces had any sense, they would have put the kibosh on these nuts.
9/4: The people who repeatedly protested the Senate hearing today should be thankful that the side that still believes in civility has patience with them.