Those of us blessed to live in relatively low crime areas really can’t connect with what goes on in crime-infested cities such as Detroit and Chicago.
Years of misguided liberal leadership and mismanagement of law enforcement officers have combined with unworkable Leftist approaches to the prevention of crime and the prosecution of criminals.
And we see the awful results:
Areas where the police won’t even go. Deteriorating tax bases which contribute to a declining spiral of the quality of life the jurisdictions offer. Gangs taking over entire neighborhoods.
It’s a case where everyone loses other than perhaps some politicians who might be on the take.
Into this fiasco, President Trump has injected himself. It’s a bold yet necessary maneuver because something must be done to clean up America’s streets.
In a speech in New York City Trump vowed to provide law enforcement with the tools and powers they need to destroy gangs such as MS-13, ramp up border enforcement to intercept criminals trying to enter the country, and return the cities to places that are once again livable.
It’s a huge task, and one we can expect the Left to oppose, claiming this is all xenophobic, racist, or whatever pejorative terms they can come up with.
But such liberals and their ideas are a danger to the very people they claim to support.
“Trump referred to the gang members as ‘animals’ who spread fear and death throughout America’s cities and towns.
‘Together, we’re going to restore safety to our streets and peace to our communities, and we’re going to destroy the vile criminal cartel MS-13 and many other gangs,’ he promised.
Trump also vowed to defend law enforcement and stop criminal illegal aliens from crossing the border.
‘From now on, we’re going to enforce our laws, protect our borders, and support our police like our police have never been supported before,’ he said.
Trump criticized some city mayors who were trying to prevent deportations or setting up their communities as ‘sanctuary cities.’
‘I’ve met police that are great police that aren’t allowed to do their job because they have a pathetic mayor or a mayor who doesn’t know what’s going on,’ Trump said, as the police officers in the room applauded and cheered.”
The Left will attack this as racist, of course.
They ignore the fact that this would be a positive boon to help their children grow up in safe cities, giving them the same benefits and opportunities as those who live in more affluent areas.
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“Failure to enforce our immigration laws had predictable results, drugs, gangs, and violence — but that’s all changing now under the Trump administration.“
Liberals have a problem in that their models of how the world works are faulty and dysfunctional.
It’s not that all liberals are a bunch of crooks who want to turn the United States into a Marxist nation, although some are and do. In many cases, they have just built their policies on faulty premises that have proven over and over to be ineffective or even dangerous.
These very groups that oppose President Trump and his policies don’t realize how fortunate they really are that he is their president. That will be left to history to prove.
In the meantime, President Trump, full speed ahead.