(UnitedVoice.com) – Over the 4th of July holiday weekend, 160 Americans lost their lives to senseless gun violence in urban liberal cities across the country; some of them were innocent children. Democratic Mayors were quick to blame the violence on COVID-19. Some mayors of those cities even directly said President Donald Trump being racist was the cause of the mass shootings. Unfortunately, the sad reality is that liberal mayors are instituting immoral policies that enable and empower criminal behavior, it’s not COVID-19 nor the president.
In 1749, Samuel Adams said, “[N]either the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will
secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.”
Adams’ point was no society can experience safety, peace, or civility when people do not behave with dignity or respect for themselves or others. At this time, America is open to criminal behavior in big cities — and it wasn’t Trump who empowered it.
Democrats Play Dangerous Game
Democrats are playing a dangerous game ever since they insinuated that police are evil and began the process to defund them. The price for these policies is countless lives.
In Buffalo, there were 55 shootings just since June 1. In Chicago, 80 people were shot and 17 died over the 4th of July weekend. Victims included an 11 and a 15-year-old boy.
In Atlanta, 75 shootings occurred over the last few weeks. An 8-year-old girl died after being shot on Saturday. This provoked a significant response.
On Monday, Gov. Brian Kemp (R) ordered a state of emergency in Atlanta and is deploying 1,000 National Guard troops to protect state property and assist law enforcement. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) said the gun violence in the black community was enough, “If you want people to take us seriously (the Black Lives Matter movement), and you don’t want us to lose this movement, then we can’t lose each other in this. Enough is enough.”
In New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, and Seattle, the mayors of these cities are unable and unwilling to control the violence. If they did, they would be going against their far-left constituents who may wreak more havoc on their communities and cost them elections.
Mayors Blame Trump
At one time or another over the last month, Democratic mayors have attacked Trump and accused him of stoking the fire of racism for political gain. But consider, for a moment, that President Trump refused to take many of the same actions these left-leaning leaders took. These include:
- Pulling anti-crime units out of the cities
- Enacting bail reform that allowed criminals to walk free on the streets?
- Calling rioters who created autonomous zones and sexually assaulted or killed people were patriotic Americans
- Empowering criminal behavior by cutting down the police publicly and threatening their careers directly and indirectly
- Beginning the process of defunding police and reducing their presence in known crime areas
- Trying to strip citizens of their Second Amendment rights to protect themselves while they defund police and encourage gangs, mobs, and other criminals to roam free on the streets
The Rev. James Stevenson told the Chicago Tribune what he believes is the chief cause of the problem. He said the city is “very violent. It’s senseless. It’s uncalled for.” He blamed the violence on the drug infestation, unemployment, and lack of jobs for the crimes that have been going on for nearly a decade in much of urban America.
Democrats Are Destroying Cities and Costing Lives
Democrats are responsible for what is going on in their cities. Yet, it’s as if they are intentionally trying to destroy their communities. If one wants to destroy a city, all one has to do is:
- Depress business activity and blame it on a pandemic
- Destroy morale and defund police
- Encourage protests and destructive riots
- Allow criminals out of prison to commit more crimes
Republicans are not doing any of this. They are not voted into office in liberal cities and have no power. It’s all happening in Democratic cities.
It’s not President Trump and it’s not Republicans.
Democrats are overseeing lawless communities and are universally corrupt.
There is only one solution to the problem — vote them out of office.
By Don Purdum, Freelance Contributor
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