Two New York City Police officers were executed last night by a Baltimore gang member motivated to kill a cop. His motivation was the lawlessness promoted by agitators seeking to spread chaos to push their own political agendas by trading off the tragedies of the day (he made his intentions clear with #shootthepolice #ripmichaelbrown #ripericgarner). Now, Pinellas residents are rightly worried as an officer in Tarpon Springs has been shot in killed about 12 hours later (3 a.m.). The circumstances of that shooting are still unknown and a press conference is expected soon. One thing is clear, the only way to stop a spiraling toward lawlessness will be for average citizens to embrace law and order – good over evil. It is time for Pinellas citizens and all Americans to rise up and loudly and forcefully reject the lawlessness of agitators pushing their politics and to reject the false “victimhood” narrative fueling the fire.
A look at just a small slice of crime in Pinellas county since December 1st, 2014 reveals 309 violent crimes. Assaults, batteries, murders, kidnappings, and robberies are mapped here. On the front line every day protecting society from this lawlessness are our law enforcement officers. Our police officers put their lives on the line every minute of every day and it is our job to reject the agitators who would foment violence against them and society as a whole. As citizens we should promote a “broken window” approach on crime. Every small crime must be addressed to prevent it from spiraling out of control towards larger crime. If broken windows are endemic in a neighborhood, so is crime and the window breakers should be prosecuted. If agitators are blocking streets with “die-ins” and fomenting violence, they should be arrested for their lawlessness, not given a free pass by a Mayor to “protest” as was done by Mayor Rick Kriseman recently.
When race-baiters, politicians, professional protestors, occupy wall street and progressives cry “We are the victims” and “don’t blame the victim”, their voice should be drowned out by “you are the perpetrators, we blame you”! No more. When a thug charges a police officer and the officer must take down the thug, it is the cop who is the victim, not the thug (see Michael Brown). When a mayor instructs a police force to waste precious police officer capital enforcing a cigarette tax (see Mayor Deblasio and Eric Garner), it is the Mayor who is the perpetrator and Garner, the police and citizens who are the victims. Enough. The next time you hear a friend, neighbor, family member, community activist or pastor crying “take pity on the poor victim, the criminal”, tell them to silence themselves. Find two or three more allies and stand up and say “NO MORE, we will live in a society where law rules, not man”. We will not tolerate vigilantes and thugs who seek their twisted form of “justice” through violence. Tell them to have the criminal and their associates to look in the mirror and stop blaming society for their so-called “victimization” and to blame themselves. Enough time has passed and enough reparations have been paid. Ample opportunity exists for every person to lift themselves out of poverty through hard work and enterprise and those who refuse to work and be productive have no one to blame but themselves.
As this day of worship falls, pray for the police officers who lost their lives this weekend and their families and communities. Pray for the officers who stand daily on the wall defending us from the lawlessness of thugs who seek to oppress us through intimidation and their arbitrary rules of man. Pray for government leaders who know the true difference between the “common good” for ALL, and not the phony “social justice” for their voting blocks. Pray for people to embrace good and to walk the path of God our Father so men and women of good will can allow us all to triumph over the evil of the dark forces moving among us.
Next time you see a police officer, thank him or her for keeping us safe and let them know you are on THEIR side and the side of law, order and the true common good.