We watched in horror as Minneapolis burned and our democratic political leadership including Governor Tim Walz, Attorney General Keith Ellison, and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey did nothing in the face of robbery, looting, and vandalism. The Republican Political leadership also failed to boldly ask for the enforcement of existing laws and did nothing to push back.
This appeasement only emboldened the mob, who have now gone on to push for more absurd demands of abolishing the entire Minneapolis police department. As serious as that is, the real stakes here are much higher than the Minneapolis Police department (or any police department). The failure to enforce the rule of law ultimately threatens the very existence of America as a free nation based on its constitution. Mob rule is not a substitute for a democratic society that makes laws through open and vigorous debate. We cannot tolerate our political elites abdicating their responsibility to enforce existing laws.
What has been left unsaid through this whole debate is that the freedoms and liberties that make America unique have been taken for granted and will perish if we surrender to mob rule.
“𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒉 𝒐𝒇 𝒅𝒆𝒎𝒐𝒄𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒚 𝒊𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆𝒍𝒚 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆 𝒂𝒏 𝒂𝒔𝒔𝒂𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒂𝒏 𝒂𝒎𝒃𝒖𝒔𝒉. 𝑰𝒕 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒃𝒆 𝒂 𝒔𝒍𝒐𝒘 𝒆𝒙𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒂𝒑𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒚, 𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒏𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒉𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕.”
(𝑹𝒐𝒃𝒆𝒓𝒕 𝑴. 𝑯𝒖𝒕𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒔)