The following article contains editorial content written by a retired Chief of Police and current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today.
USA- Last year, Law Enforcement Today posed the question: “Are we in a Civil War?” More on that below.
We have gotten to the point in this country where someone cannot even make an off-handed comment, a “suggestion” really that perhaps it is time for something of a “national divorce.”
Such is the case of a comment made by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who mused about such a thing last week.
Greene suggested people moving from Democratic-controlled (slave) blue states to Republican-controlled (free) red states should either be temporarily stripped of their right to vote, or subject to an extra tax, or both.
From our standpoint, that’s not a bad idea.
As we have seen over the past few years, liberals move from the hellholes they have created, such as Boston, Massachusetts or Washington, D.C., and moved to “free states” such as New Hampshire and Virginia, respectively.
Once ensconced in those free states, they then vote the same way they voted in the slave states they escaped from.
The result is the red states suddenly turn purple (New Hampshire) or blue (Virginia). So Rep. Greene’s idea, while clearly meant as something to consider, is not completely out of bounds.
Greene said that the idea of removing voting rights (obviously a non-starter) or imposing extra taxes (the same) were proposed as an idea rather than a solid proposal for legislation, as the Washington Examiner noted.
“After Democrat voters and big donors ruin a state like California, you would think it wise to stop them from doing it to another great state like Florida,” Greene said.
Greene’s suggestion came after a man named Pedro Gonzalez, an editor for a publication called Chronicles, which touts populist views responded to a tweet from a whiner who moved from the Bay Area in California (home of feces-infested streets) to Miami, who claimed to dislike California’s policies, yet admitted to being “apprehensive” about Miami’s “worse politics.”
“This guy is moving from California to Florida because he can’t stand living in the mess that lib politics created and he *still* has the audacity to talk down to Floridians about their politics,” Gonzalez complained in a tweet.
“I support actively discriminating against transplants like this through legislation. They shouldn’t be able to vote for a period and they should have to pay a tax for their sins.”
I support actively discriminating against transplants like this through legislation. They shouldn’t be able to vote for a period, and they should have to pay a tax for their sins.
— Pedro L. Gonzalez (@emeriticus) December 29, 2021
Greene, who has become a lightning rod who attracts the wrath of far-left loons due to her conservative beliefs spoke out in support of Gonzalez’s ideas in the above tweet.
Continuing, she wrote:
“Brainwashed people that move from CA and NY really need a cooling off period,” she tweeted.
All possible in a National Divorce scenario.
After Democrat voters and big donors ruin a state like California, you would think it wise to stop them from doing it to another great state like Florida.
Brainwashed people that move from CA and NY really need a cooling off period. https://t.co/NB2dVj7n2X
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) December 29, 2021
Such an idea is nothing new, having been proposed by left-wing “comedian” Sarah Silverman earlier last year, who in September proposed dividing the United States up into “two or three different countries” based on ideology.
Maybe we should break up. pic.twitter.com/AbxLes3XjL
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) September 13, 2021
Personally, that sounds like a good idea. Let the dark blue areas implement their socialist utopia and let the dark red areas implement their free-market, capitalist ideology.
Come back in five years and see what is thriving and what has turned into a mirror image of San Francisco.
In fact, the idea of a national divorce isn’t as out of the mainstream as one might believe, with a University of Virginia poll last summer showing some four out of 10 Biden voters believing such a break up was a good idea, while nearly half of Trump voters felt the same way.
Some don’t feel such a proposal is a good idea, while of course since Greene suggested it, the far-left moonbats are out in force claiming her proposal is borderline treason. One such person is Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego (D):
“There is no ‘National Divorce’ either you are for civil war or not. Just say if you want a civil war and officially declare yourself a traitor.”
There is no “National Divorce” either you are for civil war or not. Just say it if you want a civil war and officially declare yourself a traitor. https://t.co/5bAxVcoReX
— Ruben Gallego (@RubenGallego) December 29, 2021
It’s unknown if Gallego sent a similar tweet to Silverman.
And then you have the congressman who slept with a Chinese spy and farted live on television, Eric Swalwell (D-CA) weighing in:
“Don’t ignore this. I want you to see what a GOP-run country looks like. They will take your right to vote if you don’t agree with them. MTG may sound batty but she’s not kidding and she has @GOPLeader McCarthy fully behind her…”
Swalwell then included a link to register to vote.
🚨Don’t ignore this. I want you to see what a GOP-run country looks like. They will take your right to vote if you don’t agree with them. MTG may sound batty but she’s not kidding and she has @GOPLeader McCarthy fully behind her. Register to vote now: https://t.co/oWU1VnWnR5 https://t.co/KImYmWTqmX
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) December 29, 2021
Yeah, a GOP-run country sounds like a bad idea. That whole liberty thing and all.
I mean who doesn’t want $4 a gallon gasoline, empty store shelves, vaccine mandates, a government run by a decrepit, out-of-touch, cognitively impaired maniac and a House of Representatives led by a woman who has enriched herself through insider trading and a Senate led by a man who threatened physical violence on two sitting Supreme Court justices?
Who would want to give all of that up?
Greene’s latest suggestion is the latest in a line of tweets where she suggested the United States was in the midst of “irreconcilable differences” among its citizens.
‘This should be a warning siren to all of us that America is on a path to irreconcilable differences. With nearly $30 trillion in debt & more on the way, a serious border invasion, repulsive moral decline, uncontrollable inflation, & Democratic Communism, I might too agree.”
4. This should be the warning siren to all of us that America is on a path to irreconcilable differences.
With nearly $30 Trillion in debt & more on the way, a serious border invasion, repulsive moral decline, uncontrollable inflation, & Democratic Communism, I too might agree.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) October 15, 2021
Greene sent the tweet in response to the revelation that 43% of Americans favored such a “national divorce.”
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This editorial is by a former Chief of Police and current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today.
Someone, anyone please explain to us what President Theodore Roosevelt has to do with racial injustice in 2020.
George Washington? Abraham Lincoln, for God’s sake?
What does the name of pancake syrup, or instant rice, or ice cream bars have to do with racial injustice?
If you said “nothing”… you are absolutely right. What it does have to do with is fundamentally transforming our country, gutting our history, and praying at the altar of political correctness. If anyone thinks this is fixable at this point, we believe you are wrong.
Joe Biden thinks he can bring the country together. Seriously? He thinks he can convince fully half of the American people that dismantling statues that have stood in some cases for over 100 years will somehow bridge the gulf that divides our country?
He thinks that the part of the country who respects our police and military will accept those who are inclined to destroy those who protect us? He’s more delusional than he appears.
If anyone thinks that Black Lives Matter is a group rather than a noun, you are sadly mistaken.
This group, driven by a Marxist ideology, wants nothing short of a complete overturn of our Republic.
You do not even need to dig deep in order to find out what their goals are. It’s written right on their website. Black lives matter as a way of thinking is a noble cause. Black Lives Matter as a group wants to destroy our country.
Free thought is out the window. People who do not buy into the narrative that all whites are by nature of their birth racist, and that they are gifted with some form of divine privilege, as if they don’t have to work hard for everything they have, are excoriated.
People have been fired from their jobs for using what used to be their right to free speech. Oh, we know…the Bill of Rights is intended to protect people from an intrusive government.
However, since when are people crucified for their beliefs? Since last month apparently. No longer can someone say “all lives matter. That doesn’t fit the narrative and that’s racist!
Our colleges used to be a place where debate was encouraged, where a free exchange of ideas was not only welcome but was encouraged.
The thought was that opening hearts and minds to opposing points of view would possibly lead to consensus, or short of that, at least an understanding of the fact that not everyone thinks the same way.
College professors who express opposing views in order to encourage debate are doxed, threatened, and more often than not, fired.
A little over a week ago, Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe shot and killed a man who turned around and attempted to shoot at him with a Taser.
Rolfe, believing his life was in danger, fired at the suspect, Rayshard Brooks, killing him.
Rolfe was fired, then subsequently arrested, and charged with eleven felonies.
Melissa Rolfe, the officer’s stepmother took to social media to defend her stepson. What was the result? She was fired from her position as Human Resources Director of Equity Prime Mortgage. For defending her stepson.
Paramount Network canceled Cops, A&E canceled their most popular show, LivePD, Nickelodeon was slated to drop the police dog from Paw Patrol, and Lego stopped marketing their police play set after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month.
We are waiting for the Antifa play set where they characters loot, set buildings on fire, and beat people up. Because obviously, those are better role models than police officers.
We have Nancy Pelosi having portraits of House Speakers who formerly served the confederacy removed from the capitol.
Pelosi and other Democrats turn a blind eye to statues of Lincoln, Jefferson, Washington, and Columbus being destroyed, while ignoring the fact that they themselves embraced a man who was a KKK member and founded the West Virginia KKK chapter in Sen. Robert Byrd.
Where are the calls for bridges, tunnels, and buildings with HIS name on them being renamed or having the plaques jack-hammered out?
Are we headed for a civil war? There seems to be consensus among some that if not by actual military confrontation but in a virtual sense we indeed are in the midst of such a civil war. There is clearly a breakdown in civil order.
We have never been this divided.
What should have been a moment when our country came together, the death of George Floyd which was universally condemned across political and ideological lines, groups such as Black Lives Matter and Antifa saw it as an opportunity. And thus far they have not missed that opportunity.
American Thinker refers to the current situation as “An Uncivil War.” They specifically address the following as components of such a war:
- Irreconcilable conflict between left and right;
- Belligerence and vituperation (vitriol) that passes for a national conversation;
- Sporadic acts of violence, flash mobs, and organized riots erupting in every corner of the country;
- The dismal lack of local and state leadership
- Orwellian ministers of truth, otherwise known as digital platforms, controlling and censoring information;
- A rabid feminist network intent on destabilizing cultural traditions and morals;
- A president betrayed by his own generals and party senators;
- A rogue enclave set up by malcontents and domestic terrorists in the middle of an American city;
- Racial mayhem fomented and exploited by a class of partisan criminals
During the Civil War there were two clearly identifiable “sides”—the Union and the Confederacy. This “war?”
Take your pick. Incompetent leaders such as mayors and governors, embodied most identifiably by Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who have allowed a mob to control part of downtown Seattle for over two weeks unabated.
You have police chiefs such as in Fort Worth, Texas who is refusing to have rioting mobs prosecuted.
You have sports “stars” like Lebron James, who himself wouldn’t dare live in the inner cities or send his children to inner city schools, lecturing the rest of us on OUR racism.
Not enough for you? How about CEOs, such as Dan Cathy of Chick fil-A suggesting that in order to express repentance for wrongs committed in the past by some, people should “find somebody that needs to have their shoe shined, we need to just go right on over, and shine their shoes.”
Cathy said this after shining the shoes of a black Christian rapper.
You want the ultimate show of submission?
How about police chiefs taking a knee with people who would just as soon see them dead, or laying on the ground on their stomach for over eight minutes with their hands behind their backs, while fellow cops are getting shot, stabbed, having bricks thrown at them, and getting run over.
Then there is social media. If anything, ever came along which has stoked the fires of hate and misinformation, it’s social media.
You have “platforms” such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Google which are fomenting disinformation, flagging certain points of view as “hate speech,” while allowing others to spew any venom or crap they want to.
Articles or posts which are pro-police are erased or demonetized, while people or groups who advocate for the killing of police officers, the destruction of property, or promoting violent “protests” are allowed to remain up because they do not “violate community standards.”
Who else is on “the other side?” Well you have the Southern Poverty Law Center, the ACLU, Nation of Islam—all spewing hate and misinformation, and which are allowed unabated on the Internet.
Then there is the president. Abandoned by generals (much as Lincoln was), dealing with for the most part a party of gutless Republicans who refuse to stand up to the mob, and a media complex that is overwhelmingly trying to undermine him at every turn, he faces an uphill battle.
There are some media voices who have been resolute in identifying what is going on, such as Tucker Carlson, Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, however they are somewhat drowned out by the major networks, along with the New York Times and the Washington Post, with their accomplices in social media.
Much as in 2016, there is likely a significant silent majority who support the president and are on the side of law and order. Unlike those who are trying to destroy our country and undermine the rule of law, this group is quiet, likely in large part because they are afraid of being excoriated or losing their jobs.
The Antifa and BLM mob likely don’t have to worry about either. In the case of Antifa, the biggest threat is losing access to their Xbox or their mocha soy latte’s.
We have seen the rule of law crumble, with the police largely unable to control the mob, and with every move they make under scrutiny. Police are likely afraid to use any type of force at risk of losing their jobs, or worse being arrested.
We have seen other officers arrested in the past week or so other than Off. Rolfe in Atlanta. If police are unable or unwilling to do their jobs, it makes the job even that much more difficult.
American Thinker posits, and we agree that our country has “grown dysfunctional and largely ungovernable,” more along the lines of “civil disintegration not civil war.”
Is it too late to get our country back? We hope not.
The one thing we do know is that currently the only one standing between liberty and tyranny is President Trump, along with very few members of Congress. The Democrats clearly cannot be trusted. Neither can a large number of Republicans.
The mere fact that we have heard nary a Republican with limited exceptions defend our police against charges of systemic racism being leveled at them speaks volumes.
It is interesting that this “systemic racism” didn’t seem to be an issue during the eight years of the Obama administration, and only came about recently.
These statues that are suddenly racist and offensive were not so during the years 2008-2016. Hell, as recently as three months ago, police were being held up as heroes, along with other first responders. Now they are the enemy.
Is this the end of America as we know it? Who knows? Clearly as already stated the chances of compromise are slim and none. It has been suggested that perhaps the confederacy had the right idea, albeit not the part about slavery.
Maybe it is time to divide the country along red and blue lines. It’s often been joked about that the best thing to happen would be if the west coast of the U.S. broke off from the United States and made its way into the Pacific.
Given the status of current events, maybe that wouldn’t be a bad idea. Perhaps they could take a few more blue states with them and leave those of us who love our country, love freedom and liberty, and respect and honor our history alone. We’ve already seen how their “utopia” of CHAZ/CHOP has worked out. We’ll pass.
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