On Wednesday night, Brian Fallon — press secretary for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign — offered a slick way to fix the nation’s problems: Defund the police.
Defund the police
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) June 4, 2020
Personally, I can think of more than three — more than four, even — reasons that might be a bad idea.
And I’ll offer this: Closing up shop on law enforcement would result in anarchy.
But anarchy, in every case, is merely a bridge — always, from chaos will come order.
And after a grand reshuffling of the deck, the strong will rise to rule the weak.
That’s one response to Brian.
There were others, on Twitter:
Defund your barber.
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) June 4, 2020
Never heard of him.
— Steve (@aruba419) June 4, 2020
Well, your loser girl did help Defund Haiti and Benghazi.
— Tony Bruno (@TonyBrunoShow) June 4, 2020
No. But it would not be unreasonable for your local police to jot down your phone number and note your feelings on the matter should you need their assistance. Fortunately, they are almost certainly better people than that. And you.
— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) June 4, 2020
And two weeks ago were asking the police to lock up people for violating the QT and not socially distancing. These people are clinically insane.
— Jason (@jayhup) June 4, 2020
Counterproposal: Defund the police, and use the money we save to buy every American a shotgun.
— J.S.R. Rayburn 👌 (@jsrrayburn) June 4, 2020
Only a Marxist Saboteur would push for the Police to be defunded
— John Betts (@JohnFromCranber) June 4, 2020
Or a lame virtue signaler who knows it’ll never happen and doesn’t actually want it to happen, but is just out to score woke points on Twitter.
— Squid Pro Quo (@chriswebb98) June 4, 2020
DEFUND THE DEMOCRAT PARTY
— phyllis fabiani (@pfabiani) June 4, 2020
Even Ted Cruz joined the match, launching quite the cinematic serve:
“Hillary’s press secretary makes the 2020 Dem agenda clear: ‘Defund the police.’ Take your guns. Cheer on the rioters and looters who burn your city. It’s like Mad Max at Thunderdome, brought home to America.”
Hillary’s press secretary makes the 2020 Dem agenda clear:
“Defund the police.”
Take your guns.
Cheer on the rioters & looters who burn your city.
It’s like Mad Max at Thunderdome, brought home to America. https://t.co/mlVZWI2Pf1
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 4, 2020
He’s not wrong:
Arizona Senator Tom Cotton joined, too, ripping into anti-order elites:
“Wealthy liberals like Hillary Clinton’s former press assistant have no problem calling to defund the police — they can live in gated communities and hire security guards.”
Wealthy liberals like Hillary Clinton's former press assistant have no problem calling to defund the police—they can live in gated communities and hire security guards. https://t.co/mw2ooySELZ
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) June 4, 2020
Personally, I believe America is in need of law enforcement reform. But getting rid of it??
How many people tweeting such a thing would be comfortable when the strong come, and there’s no one stronger to call?
It seems to me the last few days have made one thing clear: Of all the things the country needs — and there may be many — chaos isn’t one of them.
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