The following editorial was written by a retired Chief of Police and current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today.
Time was our country was a nation of laws. Look no further than the Watergate scandal which brought down the Nixon administration. Back then, you could count on the media to act as watchdogs for the American people, counted on to keep the political class in line. Sadly, that no longer appears to be the case.
Instead now we see the mainstream media acting as a public relations arm for the Democratic Party, totally disinterested in anything which doesn’t fit a leftist political agenda. The Washington Post, the paper that brought down Nixon, is one of the biggest offenders in looking the other way.
And what of the once-proud FBI? Over the past five years, we have seen that agency, which always enjoyed a stellar reputation, get reduced to nothing but a political hit squad for the Democratic Party.
Look no further than the hit job done by the FBI on former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn if you don’t think the FBI has become a political enforcement arm for Democrats.
Add to that the involvement of the FBI in trying to take down former President Trump before he was even elected, and that agency has lost any and all credibility it had. Sadly, there are a lot of outstanding, dedicated agents that work for that agency. However, the agency as a whole, primarily in leadership has become a pathetic joke.
On January 6, a group of people entered the U.S. Capitol building, clearly a terrible idea. While some got carried away and committed criminal acts, an overwhelming majority did not. Yet, the FBI has made it it’s life mission to get anybody and everybody who can be identified as being at the US Capitol on January 6, whether they committed a crime or not.
To date, over 800 persons have been arrested or taken into custody. A number have been locked up, some in solitary confinement, for months without being charged.
Conversely, cities across the country, Portland, Oregon in particular have been under siege for almost one year. The people responsible for this siege are mostly members of Antifa and Black Lives Matter, two anarchist groups that both have the goal of overthrowing the United States Government.
You know, a REAL insurrection.
Yet the FBI has turned a blind eye to the thousands of people who have participated in these riots, some of which have included attacking federal property, including the federal courthouse in Portland.
Then a week or so back, the FBI and local law enforcement raided the home of Trump attorney and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, clearly another political hitjob on someone who is perceived as a threat to Joe Biden.
This is likely due to his coziness with the current leadership in Ukraine. In particular, the FBI was looking for communications between Giuliani and investigative reporter John Solomon.
Solomon of course was responsible for a significant amount of reporting on the Hunter Biden/Ukraine/Burisma scandal leading up to the 2020 election. It seems rather odd that the FBI is interested in communications between Giuliani, also investigating the Biden/Ukraine connection and Solomon. The connection to the Biden administration cannot be overstated.
Even more odd is the fact that the FBI, with a warrant telling them to seize ALL of Giuliani’s electronic devices chose NOT to take a hard drive belonging to infamous coke-head Hunter Biden.
Which is very disturbing given the fact that rumors of what is contained on that hard drive, with suggestions of underage sex trafficking being part of it would seem to be of interest to the FBI, especially since it possibly involved either international or interstate human trafficking.
The FBI is only one component of law enforcement, and the one which clearly isn’t doing its job. Meanwhile local and state police, trying to keep a handle on the unhinged anarchy and chaos taking place in their communities, are being undermined by political hack district attorneys, who have implemented policies which release criminals before the ink on arrest reports is even dry.
These policies however are those being embraced by Democratic politicians led by the current occupant of the White House, Joe Biden. What we are witnessing in cities such as Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York will become the way of life in American cities if Democrats get their way.
Most suburban Democrats don’t seem to care what happens in the cities, as long as it isn’t occurring in THEIR city or town. But what happens if this chaos leaves city streets and moves to the suburbs?
How would those who watch chaos unfolding on their televisions and cheer on the people looting the Target or blocking rush hour traffic in New York feel if it were Main Street in their town getting blocked and their Target getting ransacked? In other words, what happens when the mob comes for YOU?
America has always been a nation of laws. Our founding documents spell out that Americans are guaranteed the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Those principles are expanded upon in our United States Constitution, which guarantees those rights, upon which we are endowed by our Creator.
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So, we’ve seen our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness infringed upon by the Neanderthals who believe we do not have those rights.
And sadly, they have been given carte blanche to keep on doing what they’re doing, as leftist judges and a revolving-door criminal justice system has let these fiends loose on the streets without threat of punishment.
And honestly, that lack of accountability isn’t just for criminal thugs. In the recent past, we have seen a variety of laws broken by top officials in federal agencies, from the State Department to the Department of Justice and the FBI, only to have nothing done—no indictments, no arrests, no criminal referrals—nothing.
Of particular note was the refusal of the FBI under former director James Comey to take any action against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for numerous national security breaches that she was involved in, including the use of a private server for classified information, and for destroying electronic devices subject to a federal subpoena.
Most “regular people” would have been arrested for obstruction. Not Clinton. As a matter of fact, her party still allowed her to run for president and she came pretty close to winning in 2016.
Comey at the time, in an unprecedented move, recommended that she not be prosecuted for her malfeasance. The results of the FBI investigation weren’t submitted to a grand jury, or a court of any kind. It was Comey, a political hack, who made the decision that Clinton shouldn’t face legal consequences.
In fact, not only was Clinton not prosecuted for the personal server, nor was she prosecuted for destroying 33,000 emails, and in fact the same day Comey gave Clinton her free pass, Obama committed to campaigning for her. One big, happy swamp.
There was a whiff of hope when former Attorney General Bill Barr could have had Clinton charged while Judicial Watch was digging up additional evidence of her crimes, with much of that evidence being clear on video copies of testimony before Congressional committees.
Unfortunately, Barr sat on his hands and did nothing. The swamp lives.
The rule of law in this country is all that differentiates us from third-world countries. When nobody is subject to being accountable for breaking the law—be it Black Lives Matter and Antifa thugs in Portland, subway slashers in New York City, or Hillary Rodham Clinton—we have truly lost our country.
The collapse of law enforcement will usher in the end of America as we know it
Editor note: Late last year, our National Spokesman Kyle Reyes launched an article about the challenges America is facing right now. It exploded. And it’s arguably even more relevant today than it was then.
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I, [name], do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.
It’s something that you don’t really consider when you’re young. You can do anything. You’re invincible.
But as we grow older, we start considering that mortality.
It’s time we start considering the mortality of America.
I spend a substantial amount of time working in two different arenas – the world of law enforcement and the business world.
By day, I run a marketing agency. Among the areas we work in, we do extensive work in the firearms industry. My travels take me across the country – often to some of the most rural parts of America.
By night, I am the National Spokesman for Law Enforcement Today. I’m not a police officer. I was tapped because I can do one thing cops can’t do. I can give them a voice. I can run my mouth and no agency can fire me.
That travel that I referenced – both in the business world and supporting the LE world – has afforded me countless opportunities to work side by side with some of the greatest patriots in America. My closest friends are either in law enforcement or either active or retired members of some of the most elite military forces in America. And from our greatest warriors to our everyday citizens… I can tell you the underlying fear that so many are thinking about – and that’s the seemingly inevitable collapse of society if we don’t make some monumental changes.
As a Christian, I believe we are in the middle of some serious spiritual warfare. But you don’t have to be a Christian to understand that the very soul of America is under attack right now. And the rapid erosion of the Thin Blue Line has us sitting on a powder keg.
Historically, if you look at the collapse of some of the greatest empires in the world, it happened from within. Simply put, it raises the distinct danger that America won’t be conquered by foreign enemies … but rather from domestic ones.
When historians say that an empire fell, it means that the central state no longer exercised its broad power. That happens either because the state itself ceased to exist or because the state’s power was reduced as parts of the empire became independent of its control.
It typically doesn’t happen because of a single cause, but rather a long process. The main factors that historically lead to imperial collapse are:
- Economic issues
- Social and cultural issues
- Environmental issues
- Political issues
Now none of these factors are causes in and of themselves, but rather are ways to categorize causes.
What that means is you wouldn’t make a determination that Rome fell because of politics, but rather you’d explore political factors to understand the collapse. And in those issues are warning signs for us as Americans.
That brings me to the threat we face today.
Have you ever heard of something called the Cloward-Piven strategy? It’s not exactly something the mainstream media talks about… but it’s something you need to be aware of, because it’s what we’re facing in America today.
American sociologists and political activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven created the political strategy in 1966. The idea behind it is to overload the U.S. public welfare system to create a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a socialist system of “a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty”.
If that doesn’t describe what we’re seeing from Democrats who are running for POTUS right now, I don’t know what does. But it’s a much bigger threat than you might realize. That’s because it’s so incredibly pervasive. It’s poisoning the very roots of America.
And it calls to mind the words of Jefferson:
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.”
We are seeing groups here in America demanding open borders. Demanding the decriminalization of crossing into our country illegally.
At the same time, across our great country, we are seeing the CRIMINALIZATION of law enforcement. It’s gotten so bad in states like the People’s Republic of California and Connecticut that we’re seeing the crash and burn of morale in law enforcement.
We’re seeing agencies desperate for officers, because as more and more retire (or count down the minutes to retirement), we see a deficit in the number of incoming recruits. After all, why would you want to live a life of service when you’re just going to be attacked for that service?
We see political activists masquerading as police chiefs. We see them working hand in hand with liberal politicians to not only attack the rights of law-abiding citizens, but also to destroy the morale of their own departments. We watch as they flat out disrespect the oath of office they took and put officers in no-win situations.
If I were to design a road map for how to collapse America, starting with law enforcement, here’s what it would look like.
Step one: Divide the protectors.
The refusal to allow rank and file patrol officers to cooperate with federal law enforcement to uphold the law. It’s a slap in the face to Americans and it’s a dereliction of duty. It’s also a clear and intentional move to create a divide between local, state and federal law enforcement. Divide the protectors… conquer a society.
Step two: Divide the supporters.
Force officers to choose between enforcing unconstitutional legislation like Red Flag laws, which deny citizens of their right to due process… and providing for their own family.
Make cops the bad guys. Take the people who have historically supported law enforcement and convince them that cops are now the enemy. Divide the supporters… conquer a society.
Step three: Remove their protection
Make cops afraid to be cops. Encourage disrespect on them like water bucket attacks. Don’t go after the criminals who attack them. When officers arrest criminals, let them back out on the street within hours because a liberal judge determined that the violent suspect with a lengthy criminal history isn’t actually a threat. Then threaten law enforcement officers that if they do their job, they’ll be investigated. That if they have to fight for their lives, they’ll end up being charged. Remove both their desire and their ability to police.
Step four: Flood America
By some estimates, one million people will make illegal entry into America this year.
There are fewer than 850,000 law enforcement officers in America. Do the math.
Now let criminals create havoc in society but instead of deporting them or actually cracking down on crime, let Americans know that the real problem is guns owned by law abiding citizens and pass legislation to take away their rights.
Step five: Destroy our homes
Own the media. Own Hollywood. Force feed Anti-American, socialist and communist policies into our homes and our education system. Convince our children that right is wrong and wrong is right. Take God out of society, destroy the family structure and teach everyone that the solution to your problems is in the form of pills, porn and the government.
Step Six: Bypass Congress for gun control
Have “private businesses” like Dicks and Walmart determine what you can and can’t buy. Allow Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, YouTube, LinkedIn and snap determine what you can see and what you can say… because it’s not a violation of the 1st Amendment if it’s done by private enterprise.
Step Seven: Use “social justice” to vilify love of country
Take every patriotic American who wants to see a better country for their children and call them a racist, etc. if you don’t agree with them. Then mass report them on social media to make sure their accounts are cancelled and their voices are shut down.
Then say you think they’re a threat and have a judge determine that combat veterans and our nation’s greatest warriors need to be disarmed because of post-traumatic stress. Then force officers to go to war with their own brothers and sisters.
It’s happening right in front of our eyes. And it’s starting with a full onslaught against our law enforcement officers in every way, shape and form.
Want to save America? We need to start by understanding the enemy. And sometimes the biggest threat that an empire faces is the enemy within.
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