Politics, religion cannot be separated
FROM: DAVID E. BOWER NORTH EAST
I once mentioned something political to a very religious friend and he informed me that he was into religion, not politics. I argued that the two subjects cannot be separated.
A Christian can try to love everyone, but he or she knows that evil is out there lurking. A prime example is abortion. I believe most Christians abhor this murderous practice but there are moderate Christians who have been convinced by liberals that a child within a woman’s womb is not really a child, just an inconvenient mistake that can be corrected by one of those “doctors.” These liberals belong mostly in the Democratic Party but there are some prochoice Republicans. Pro-choice independents are plentiful and the Socialist Party is infested with them. No politician really wants to talk about the evils of abortion and people like my friend need to find out just where a politician stands on this issue, then vote accordingly.
The midterm elections are over, but with the new Democratic-majority U.S House of Representatives, you can bet on them doing their best to further this evil. You may consider pro-choice a neutral position, but it really means that you want abortion to continue, and that makes you pro-abortion. The next time you see your grandchild at play, imagine him or her inside the womb of your daughter or daughter-in-law and thank God that she decided not to consider her pregnancy an “inconvenient mistake.” most cases is a police stand down, or do not engage, order.
This results in property damage to businesses, automobiles, individuals, etc.
I don’t blame the police for this. If the choice was given, I am sure they would want to protect and serve. These orders come down from politicians and others in power for various reasons.
The problem is that we pay taxes for police protection of ourselves and our property. Then the lawabiding citizens, who own these businesses and automobiles, get injured and have to pay for the damages or injuries as a result of the polices stand down order. This usually involves insurance, but what people don’t consider is that a claim on your insurance will generally include deductibles and usually increase in your insurance rate.
I believe that cities should be liable for the damage that is caused by these riots since they failed to protect the public who entrusted them and funded them with our tax dollars to protect us. If Baltimore can give Freddie Gray’s family $6 million without any court action, they surely can afford to pay for the damages caused by their stand down order.
Ever try suing the government? It’s not fun and you better have deep pockets.
There should also be a public disclosure of the chain of command and who ordered the stand down order. I realize they will change the terminology to “do not engage, protect person and property” or whatever other political and legal maneuvering they can to put a “we- did-not-have-any-otherchoice position.”
The fact is they do have another choice and if they choose not to allow the police to protect and serve, they should have financial consequences for their actions. It should be the law and if it was, maybe we would see an end to the endless riots we see that result in damage to individuals and property.
I believe in free speech and the right to protest, but when that becomes violent and taxpayers are not protected, then the responsibility for damages should be on the city. This just might result in less riots since there will be financial consequences to stand down orders. Really the protestors should be, and are by law, financially liable. Good luck with that though.