Big Plans for Our Police
Manny Brings the Donuts
Good Morning, Breakfastpopppers. Today is Monday, July 25, 2016. Our dear friend, Mantis Manny, is at the breakfast table this morning. He was up all night baking fresh donuts for all of us, hoping that we will join him for breakfast and a discussion about President Obama's plans to "change" our police departments. Let's not disappoint Manny, so get up, get ready and meet us at my house as soon as you can.
Taking Advantage of Chaos
Thank you all for joining me this morning. President Obama never likes to lose an opportunity to enact the kind of "change" he is so interested in. His focus, in light of the recent attacks on the police and police actions involving black citizens, is on bringing direct federal involvement into local police forces. He held a press conference in Poland in which he spoke about a panel formed to reduce the problems of racial bias within the police force. Obama's solutions always involve more control by the federal government into our lives.
Handcuffing Our Police
Mention the federal government and the word control follows right on its heels. The panel the president was referring to urged more federal control. Of course, there is no surprise here at all. The federal government is using grants to get our local schools to accept Common Core. They are at it again, because they are offering local departments money if they comply with federal dictates. The effort has received some measure of success, because 30 police jurisdictions have adopted federal rules as a result of lawsuits being waged against them by the government. Once the local departments comply with federal rules they are in a position to receive federal money. It's a bit like selling your soul to the devil.
Do This, Not That
The task force further suggested that local law enforcement strive for diversity in order to better deal with their communities. I find that suggestion insulting, because it implies that the police are failing in that area. The beauty of local police departments is that they are an integral part of the community. Input from the federal government wouldn't do a thing to improve their relationships with the community. It really is all about the federal government encroaching upon local police and exerting control over their actions. The panel would like to see civilian review boards established to further check police activity. Why not just handcuff our men and women in blue and disarm them? The police know how to handle incidents within their departments of police misconduct. The last thing they need is the federal government or review boards dictating how they function.
A Tug of War
President Obama wants to nationalize our police. The report filed by the panel suggests that the federal government assist local law enforcement by offering regional training. If this movement spreads, local law enforcement will be reduced to puppets of the government. That is the last thing we need in our nation. Our local communities need our local police. We do not need further intrusion by an overblown bureaucracy that hardly ever gets anything right. Allowing the federal government to dictate local matters would separate our officers from the community. Rather than foster a partnership between the men and women in blue and the community, this so-called partnership with Big Brother would divide us and create an atmosphere of distrust. If the federal government wants to do something that matters, they should release money to local departments to pay for better equipment. Most importantly, they should ask for nothing in return. If we allow the federal government to decide how our local police forces operates, we will have given up our liberty and tied the hands of those entrusted to protect us. We simply can't allow that to happen. For men like Obama, nationalizing the police is a prelude to allowing the New World Order to run the show. His love for the United Nations should not be underestimated.
The moment I wake up
Before I stretch my wings
I say an urgent prayer for you.....