Tuesday, May 15, 2018
In Defense of the Thin Blue Line
Friends, there are few Americans braver and more essential to our safety and well-being than police officers and other law enforcement officials. Nonetheless, many on the left think they can malign and even threaten our men in blue with impunity. Hatred of the police, and violence against police officers, is on the rise. Part of the blame lies with those who give aid and comfort to police-hating zealots. Be that as it may, President Trump has stood shoulder-to-shoulder with law enforcement throughout his campaign and his presidency. How refreshing!
Do I support an automatic death penalty for those who kill police officers? No. I support the rule of law, and fair but severe punishment for anyone who commits a violent crime. We don't need to make policemen into superheroes, nor do we need to give them special rights or privileges. All we need to do is support their efforts to enforce the law, obey their lawful instructions, respect their professionalism, and thank them for their service to our nation and to the ideal of justice. Is that asking so much? No!