We live in an era where self-proclaimed sane, rational adults are advocating the elimination of police departments. This is one of many times when I am thankful to live in Utah. I feel pretty safe stating for the record that Utah will not be eliminating police, nor will it allow even leftist bastions like Salt Lake City to do so, anytime soon. So we are pretty safe from this particular mania.
But what should congress do about it, defunding police? I’m a big believer that state and local law enforcement are state and local matters. The Feds should mostly stay out of it. So it is possible the same Blue states and Blue cities that have driven their fiefdoms into fiscal insolvency with lavish spending and generous welfare schemes will add to their citizens’ misery by eliminating or defunding police.
So what should Congress do? I can tell you what Congress should NOT do, what I will NEVER vote to do, is to spend a penny or lift a finger to bail out the “progressive” governments who buy into this latest idiocy. They are on their own. Just as we will NOT bail them out on their decades-long vote-buying grift with the public employee unions and their pension funds.
What happened to George Floyd is horrible. There is no excuse, and those guilty of crimes associated with his death must be, are being, and will be punished. But those officers are very rare exception, not representative of the thousands of men and women who wear the uniform and the badge and go to work every day to protect and serve.
So I’m glad to be from Utah, where the police are respected, appreciated and supported universally. Despite what a few Blue State extremists and the leftist media preach, the majority of Americans feel the same way.
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