Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Is Protecting Lives And Property An 'Intrusion?'

Some of our liberal friends think that as conservatives, we're being "hypocritical" when we ask why the National Guard wasn't called out night before last in Ferguson. 
They say we're advocating government "intrusion" into the lives of ordinary citizens. 
Let's get this straight: Protecting people from law-breaking rioters and looters is not "intrusion." Protecting businesses and law-abiding business-owners from wanton destruction of property and livlihood is not "intrusion." Stopping people from committing arson and other assorted crimes is not "intrusion." Rather, these actions constitute enforcement of the law, the very safeguard of our freedom. 
President John F. Kennedy said: "Americans are free to disagree with the law, but not to disobey it. For in a government of laws and not of men, no man, however prominent and powerful and no mob, however unruly or boisterous, is entitled to defy a court of law." My liberal friends would do well to remember this. 
Happy Thanksgiving, everybody -- and God Bless America!

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