In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Trump sends hundreds of federal officers to Chicago

Incredibly, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot didn’t dismiss the action out of hand. I guess because now she figures she can try to get President Trump to share the blame if things don’t get better. Not, I’m sure, out of the goodness of her heart. According to the Chicago Tribune: “Perhaps no citizens have suffered more from the menace of violent crime than the wonderful people

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Kayleigh McEnany blames violence on Democratic mayors and governors

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Tuesday appeared on Sean Hannity’s FOX News show to reinforce President Trump’s message that Democrats run cities plagued by violence. No, it’s not a coincidence, despite what the MSM is trying to claim. If you think Democratic policies destroy the economy and wreck people’s lives, then it’s only natural crime follows. And if contempt for the police is a

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Examiner: Trump Making Immigration and Crime Banner Issues for the Midterms

President Trump has chosen to double down on immigration as a key issue he will use to beat Democrats in 2018, believing it continues to resonate with voters despite the controversy over family separations at the border, according to Jim Antle of the Washington Examiner. From the Examiner piece: President Trump believes the Democrats are vulnerable on immigration and crime ahead of the midterm elections,

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Trump Lifts Ban on Military Gear for Police

I’m not a big fan of over-arming the state. The most important thing for the police is the change in attitude under Trump’s Justice Department that the cops are not presumed guilty if there is a violent clash with a minority. This should help encourage the police to be more proactive in protecting communities – yes, especially minority communities – from crime. But in an

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Trump to Light the White House Blue Monday Night

President Trump Monday announced that he would light the White House blue in honor of our men and women who devote their lives to law enforcement. From a presidential proclamation that today is Police Offiers Memorial Day and the beginning of Police Week: In humble appreciation of our hard-working law enforcement officers, Melania and I will light the White House in blue on May 15. 

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Anti-Police Obama Gives Awards to Police

President Obama today made a big deal of awarding Medals of Valor to law enforcement officers who have performed acts of heroism. Right, the same Obama who is making their lives impossible by throwing in with the #blacklivesmatter crowd and suggesting that police racism is endemic and offending officers will be prosecuted. The result being that officers have pulled back and more black lives are

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Van Susteren to Obama: Honor the Police

Greta Van Susteren of Fox News invited President Obama to visit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. It’s not far, just eight blocks from the White House. Much closer than the golf course. You know why he needs to honor them? Because #BlackLivesMatter. No one has suffered more from the demonization of the police and the subsequent pullback of law enforcement officers from engagement with

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