Keeping the streets safe is becoming impossible because of cowardly Democratic politics that bows to activists to keep the votes coming in. If we can’t tolerate police using force against criminals of color, then we should stop policing communities where race is more important than the law.
Race in America
The terror attack in Nice didn’t blunt or even distract us from growing racial anger in the U.S. Instead, liberal factions continue to blame police for deaths without trial, evidence, or facts except for what they learn from the media and protest ringleaders.
Words paved the road to Dallas. Black and white hate speech thinly disguised as progressive rhetoric is now the norm. It comes from community activists and groups like Black Lives Matter. We hear it from the leaders we trust to not incite chaos.
Does voting harm the African American community? Is it a waste of time? The black vote is treasured as an entitlement by Democrats who offer hope for change in election after election, but the outlook for low-income, undereducated African Americans is not improving.
Three developing stories prove just how much we permit protest and politics to decide the value of life. The spread of the Black Lives Matter movement, the Sandra Bland protests, and the move to defund Planned Parenthood speak to our willingness to let the value of life be a sardonic decision made for the benefit of agitators and political heavyweights.
While Obama boasts reducing the number of federal prisoners,1 lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are showing signs that they aren’t done with mandatory minimum laws just yet. It doesn’t matter whether we slap mandatory penalties on guns, drugs, or failing to pick up after your dog.