Friday, July 8, 2016

Without our police, our culture falls

President Obama may not have directly caused the disgusting tragedy in Dallas last night that claimed the death of five police officers in cold blood, but he is culpable of fanning the flames of racial tensions ever since he took office as president of our country by politicizing events like Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray.

The protests in Dallas - a city that had nothing to do with the recent deaths at the hands of police officers that ostensibly sparked the protests - began peacefully. But in the background were the incendiary words of Obama, who earlier in the day before having all the facts of the tragic shooting in MN of Philando Castile, went to the public with words of discrimination, injustice, and of course, the need for gun control.

The thing is we don't know yet what really happened in Minnestota - we only have the live streaming of the event after it occurred while a man lay bleeding to death with no medical assistance. 

As for the reason for the shootings in Dallas last night, all we know is that the police were murderously ambushed during an otherwise peaceful demonstration and some reports say that at least one of the culprits stated he hated whites and especially white cops, and wanted death for them. 

But Obama, while calling it tragic, has already started using the issue for a talking point on gun control, instead of where the conversation should begin - the crumbling of our culture from a much deeper source. 

Unfortunately such rhetoric only raises hysteria on gun control, despite that removing all the guns in the world will not stop violence -- while our most serious issue - our culture - goes unmentioned. And when the supposed leaders of our world promote rhetoric that only inflates an issue to the point of breaking, we get the chaos and violence we see in our culture.

Meanwhile, police officers, the absolute last line of defense for a civilized society, feel less and less support from the public they risk their lives to protect. Yes, there are some bad cops, and they should be dealt with. There are some bad teachers and some bad priests, too. But individual fallen human beings are not an excuse to condemn an entire group, and right now, we need to defend and support the police as a whole who defend and support us as a whole.

This is not the time for presidents or presidential candidates to be rushing to politicize tragic police events by driveling on about gun control and "Black Lives Matter", which is in truth an anti-American, divisive campaign that only inflames tensions and undermines law enforcement. It is time for real leadership that states unambiguously, unequivocally, and unabashedly that All Lives Matter, and that law enforcement is crucial to our culture in ensuring order and the safety of us all.

Politicizing violence only creates anarchy and the complete fall of our culture. It's time to stop the inflammatory rhetoric and come together as Americans to demand the restoration of civility in our land. This is not a gun issue. This is not a cop issue. This is not a racial issue. It is an American issue. But until we get a president and leadership who respect law enforcement, America will only see more chaos.

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