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Defund the Police? 10 June, 2020   


After hearing the enlightening interview with Lisa Bender, city counsel president of Minneapolis, it’s extremely clear that there is no plan for defunding the police. Bender chose to give no insight, no clear vision, no plan, nothing of any substance to show the nation what visionaries the left has become. Instead, she called white people “privileged” for having a police system that works for them. The same minorities who may have a break-in during the night have to fear calling authorities vs the privileged from her race-driven point of view. No one mentioned that the same police force would arrive after the fact to fill out the paperwork regardless. 


During this meeting while giving no insight, she also alluded that the bureaucrats will not be granting tax cuts due to the dismantling of the police force. No mention of lifting gun restrictions, enacting self-defense laws for both individuals, and property rights. Instead, as most bureaucrats seem to think, they’ll allocate those resources to where they deem necessary.  Heaven forbid they allow the private sector to create solutions with its own resources. So the example she mentions are potentially education and medical insurance. Yes let’s dump more money into the broken school system that already misappropriates the use of $20,000 per child in some capita. Let’s pour more money into health care instead of talking about free-market reform which would bring about the competition to lower the cost of insurance? Our wise overlords know best. Let’s disband the police force and replace it with nothing? Lawlessness will bring about real reform!  Then there’s some underlying rhetoric that we’re not really defunding the police but just not increasing their budget.


Poor central planning will usher in a heightened demand for the reinstatement of the police force. If crime spikes during this reform, more pressure will be put on Washington to do something about the negligence of Minneapolis. The left proposes a new approach with their own spin on reform. It is necessary to monitor that with a keen eye. The radical left wants to police your thoughts, speech, and way of life if it doesn’t directly reflect their way of thinking. Who knows how that will reflect in a police force that has power and authority over us.  In the end, more government and a larger police state will take its place undermining liberty. The tax burden will increase and impoverish Americans as with all progressive reform. 


True reform is needed and justly so. Suggestions for ending qualified immunity, ending the drug war, ending civil asset forfeiture, ending no-knock raids, and repealing laws that create victimless crimes, are just a few big examples of real change. Wouldn’t it be refreshing to hear reform for more liberty for all? The left still fails to see that all the rights they seek should come in the form of liberty. Individuals have rights, not special interest groups. A truly free society allows you to live the way you see fit despite your race,  gender, sexual preference, affiliation, etc, along with any other group mentality out there. We all have natural rights that grant equality to all. It’s the government's job to protect those rights which it hasn’t done justly. 


Joshua J Yacco

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