The good folks of Ferguson would have been far better off all the way around on this issue if Obama, Holder, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton had stayed home and focused on other things. Instead, Obama and Holder have encouraged the demonstrators to “stay the course,” framing this tragedy as if it is only about winning or losing. Here we have two people in high positions who are supposed to be upholding the “rule of law,” and yet they persist in using their positions to rub salt into the wounds rather than heal the racial divide. Holder has let it be known that even though the Grand Jury “No Billed” officer Darren Wilson, the Attorney General is not through with him yet. What Holder is really saying is the Grand Jury got it wrong. Mix this with Al Sharpton and God-knows-who-else is stirring the paint, and the situation only worsens.
Now, Obama wants to form a “police task force” and carry out a host of other actions all premised on the situation in Ferguson. To some, a “police task force” might ideally be formed by taking some of the best “police minds” from around the country and starting a process of sharing best practices in law enforcement. My gut tells me that some of that already is and has been going on for a long time. Well, you can forget that notion as far as Obama is concerned. When Obama gets through forming his “police task force,” it will consist wholly of members who know little or nothing about law enforcement but who are ready and willing to define what law enforcement methods and procedures will be in the future. And believe me, those methods and procedures will not be designed to protect the lives of the officers charged with implementing them.
I think it is time that we understood what is being said here in a twisted fashion. Obama & Co. clearly believe that the majority of law enforcement officers in this nation are biased and practicing a racist form of law enforcement. Certainly that could be true in the case of a percentage of them—after all, human beings are flawed no matter what their career choice. But, in typical government fashion, all of them will now be declared guilty (in not so many words), and forced to adhere to policies and procedures the Obama task force mandates. Amazingly, the impetus for this overreach will be the death of a young black man who, the Grand Jury found, acted in such a manner as to escalate things to a fatal level. The real problem in the black culture is black-on-black killings, which take place at an alarming rate in many cities throughout the nation. Much of that violence is driven by gangs and drugs, and yet we need to train our police officers in how they conduct themselves. Ridiculous!
Obama is essentially trading “beads to the Indians” with his approach. Unfortunately, instead of being a leader, he is choosing to be a hero once again by rallying against black injustice in America. Using this incident, he is going to identify as many ways as he can to transform the police forces of this nation and offer it up to the race baiters as affirmative action by the government to right the wrong that has been perpetrated in Ferguson. In doing so, he will hopefully ease racial tensions but, in actuality, he will accomplish nothing more than to “handcuff” our nation’s police force with ineffective and dangerous methods and procedures. Meanwhile, black-on-black killings will continue unabated and nothing will be said or done about it. Now there’s some real assistance to the African-American population of our nation—it is laughable and sad at the same time.
Ronald Reagan once observed, “We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” This is exactly the case with the situation in Ferguson, and it is also the case with the approach to illegal immigration. From the perspective of the Obama Administration, the American public is the guilty party in both cases, and actions that the administration contemplates always attempts to right society rather than punish the perpetrators. This nation cannot sustain itself successfully on “fault analogy,” but Obama & Co. do not care—it just makes the overall fundamental transformation of our country that much easier. It also establishes yet another rationale to question the rights of the American people under the Constitution.
The American voters just made major changes in the makeup of the Senate and confirmed conservative control of the House. The message is clear. Americans are fed up with the shenanigans of Obama, Holder, Reid, and Pelosi, and they want a series of changes which will put America back on track and in line with constitutional governance. Left to their discretion, Obama and Holder would nationalize the police forces of America as yet another consolidation of power and removal of local control. Incidents such as Ferguson become the poster children of why such actions need to be taken, and Obama along with his race-baiting cronies Al Sharpton and Reverend Wright love it.
According to the FBI, in calendar year 2013, 135 police officers per day on average were assaulted while on duty. Seventy-six officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents while 27 died as a result of felonious acts. Of those 27, five died investigating suspicious persons or acts, five were ambushed while on duty, four were killed in tactical situations, four on disturbance calls, and two on traffic stops. The point here is that all situations are “unique” in law enforcement, and a cookie-cutter solution is not going to make a police officer’s job a safe one. Quite the opposite. Anyone approached by law enforcement is potentially dangerous, even deadly, as the records have shown. Given this reality, is it fair to expect law enforcement to accept new guidelines that put less authority or control at their disposal?
The situation in Ferguson will continue and only get worse as long as the media provides the camera and panders to their outrageous acts. As long as Obama is willing to punish the American people and the police forces throughout the nation for the action of one police officer whom a Grand Jury cleared of all blame, then our “rule of law” is in jeopardy. As in so many situations this nation has seen since Obama took office, we are once again devoid of leadership and wallowing in the chaos of divisiveness. Obviously the next two years will test America right up to Obama’s last minute in office.
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