Joe Gilbertson | Jun 20, 2022 | 12
Biden is a triple-threat to American security (Part One of Three)
The most fundamental obligation of government is to keep we the people safe and secure in our ability to enjoy “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” President Biden is failing to meet that obligation.
If we wanted to be kind to Biden, we might excuse his behavior to age-related loss of mental acuity. At least in that way, we could be sympathetic – or at least understanding – of his incompetent and dangerous policies. If we assume that he is mentally sound, then we have no choice but to blame his policies on incompetence, intentional malfeasance or worse.
Biden’s threat to the national security AND personal safety come in three major policy areas – reduced law enforcement, open borders and foreign policy. In the first of the three-part series, we will deal with reduced law enforcement.
Reduced law enforcement
The purpose of the American police forces – according to the motto – is “To Serve and Protect.” That pretty much sums it up. It is the “protect” portion of the motto that is critical. They “serve” just by enlisting and being. But their primary job is to “protect” innocent people from the criminals.
Biden is the leader of a political party that has been – except for a few short years during the Clinton administration – “soft on crime.” Democrat policies toward police, prosecutors and the courts have consistently been in the favor of the criminals.
Looking at police, we have seen both an evolutionary reduction in police authority and activity – and a national leftwing demonization that has seriously undermined police morale. That, in turn, has created unprecedented resignations from police forces across the nation – and a reduction in recruitment. Many of our cities now do not have enough police to keep the street safe even if they were empowered to do so – and they are not always so empowered.
We have seen police and other law enforcement agencies – such as the National Guard – be ordered to stand down or stand by as rioters wreaked havoc on residents with violence, arson, looting, vandalism, destruction of property, personal injury and even death. This also includes life-threatening attacks on police and government buildings (insurrection?).
The fact that the Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, would assist in raising bail for the few rioters who do get arrested is a slap in the face to every police officer in America – and underscores the Democrats’ allegiance to the criminal class.
Despite the best efforts to suppress law enforcement at the police level, a lot of potential criminals do get arrested and put up for prosecution. This is where you see the Democrats again making life easier for the criminals. First of all, they use prosecutorial discretion to simply NOT prosecute many of those arrested.
This seems to have arisen out of a plan by radical leftwing billionaire George Soros to fund soft-on-crime prosecutors throughout the nation. And … he has had success, unfortunately. Unfortunately for the innocent people currently being victimized by an unprecedented crime wave stretching across the nation.
Among Soros’ toadies are Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon, Chicago District Attorney Kim Fox and New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg – and others. In virtually every case where a leftwing (Soros) Democrat has become the local prosecutor, enforcement has been reduced … and crime has soared.
In addition to prosecutorial discretion, Democrat politicians are decriminalizing serious crimes. As another move against police, some have made resisting arrest a civil misdemeanor – arguably making it impossible to use lethal force when criminal attacks police or even draws a gun. After all, one does not use lethal force when confronted with a mere civil violation. You issue a ticket.
Among the kind of crimes to be unprosecuted or reduced to civil penalties are battery, when there is no permanent injury, shoplifting, stealing merchandise under $5000 in value, property damage, etc.
Democrats have espoused the belief that if you are poor, stealing may be justified. One Democratic activist said that blacks looting stores was a form of reparations.
Democrats want to enhance the political power of criminals by extending the voting franchise to convicted felons – even those still serving time in prison.
As President of the United States, Biden has not pushed back on his own Democratic Party’s dangerous disregard for the rule-of-law. Nothing in his Stimulus Bill, his Infrastructure Bill and his failed Build Back Better bill and the so-called Voting Rights bills has addressed the soaring crime problem in America. He has not yet told his Vice President to stop siding with the criminals.
Thanks to Biden and the Democrats, more Americans are being robbed, raped and murdered for lack of law enforcement. It is not only on his watch, but also the direct result of his failure to address the issue. He and the Democratic Party are complicit in the current crime wave. They are not allowing our police to “serve and protect.” In fact, they are inhibiting them.
In Part Two, I will deal with open borders.
So, there ‘tis.