If you haven’t seen the news yet, 100 police agencies have decided to withdraw agreements to guard the Democratic National Convention after Democrats laid down ground rules for police not to use their most effective, non-lethal anti-crowd weapons. It’s a wise move on the part of the agencies who would effectively be leaving their agents powerless to stop a mob that would overrun and bring great harm to them in moments.
Police have demonstrated a few times now what happens when you expose them to the wolves. They pick up and go home. They don’t show up. They do what’s necessary to keep themselves and their families safe. This move by police shouldn’t surprise the DNC, but judging by the response on message boards, it would appear the agencies deciding to pull out confirms all their biases against them.
They seem to believe that cops want to abuse protesters with gas and pepper spray and with that ability stripped from them they have no interest in being police anymore.
It’s a take so hot that Texas summers think it should calm down.
The left, in general, tends to take things in our society for granted. The abundance of food our system produces, clean water, electricity, etc, are all things that our nation has gotten so used to that we can hardly wrap our minds around what would happen if even one of those went away for some time. Even a time without air conditioning is so far removed that many Americans wouldn’t know what to do without it.
All of these things are provided by people who do the work to make it happen. In our first world comfort, we’ve forgotten how grateful we should be for all of this.
One thing too many first world minds take for granted, more than anything, is our safety. Most of America is quiet neighborhoods with friendly streets. The loudest thing you might hear is the garbage truck twice a week or teenagers playing their music too loud as they drive by. Despite media sensationalization, America isn’t covered in gang warfare, gunfire, and sirens.
Many men died for that peace and still do today. Too many Americans have forgotten that the blood that buys this peace is provided by people who put on a uniform, grabbed a gun, and did violence on their behalf. The thin blue line that keeps the proverbial wolves in the hills isn’t just a faceless group. They’re people with lives, families, feelings, and dreams.
The Democrats, and the left in general, are taking these people for granted. They’re even going so far as to turn on them. They forget that the safety and security that allows them to speak openly and without fear is upheld by real people and they’ve chosen to spit on them, abandon them, and harm them if possible.
Law enforcement agencies have every right to withdraw themselves from Democrat events, or even Democrat-run cities. It’s clear that if they do show up, they will be defending those who would throw them into very serious danger at the drop of a hat and leave them floundering alone if the mob should turn on them. If self-defense is used the Democrats will even help the mob punish them.
The individual people, the human beings that make up the police force, have little to no reason to put themselves into a position to help protect the people who won’t help protect them in return. Withdrawing from your post, or even if need be, your job at the department would be a much safer move. A move that wouldn’t leave that officer’s family with lawsuits, negative media attention, possible prison time, or worse, one less family member at all.
It started with police withdrawing from Atlanta, and now it’s the DNC, but if this trend of Democrats demanding police presence while simultaneously turning on them continues, the Democrats will soon see large swaths of the law enforcement community turning their back on them altogether.
When that happens, the Democrats can expect the monster they’ve been feeding to consume them and they’ll only have themselves to blame.