Our nation holds in high esteem people who have served or are serving in uniform from the military to civilian law enforcement.
The last eight years of liberal nonsense under President Obama has degraded those who serve the public at all levels. Worst of all is the nation’s supposed commander in chief.
The president has championed an anti-law enforcement rhetoric that has fueled anger, racism and hate toward those who serve in communities across the country. Acting as standard bearer in a war on civility, the president persists in shunning direct support for law enforcement.
Obama’s last few days as a lame-duck president were no different as he openly shunned public support of law enforcement on the one day meant to honor them all. From Law Officer:
The White House refused a call by a Republican congressman to light the White House blue Monday for National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.).
Washington Congressman Dave Reichert, a 33-year law enforcement veteran and twice elected sheriff of King County, WA, announced the refusal by the White House. He denounced the president’s refusal of the lighting honor and recognized law enforcement on the floor of Congress on Monday.
Reichert spoke passionately about why everyone should take time to reflect this day.
“This national day of appreciation is not only a day to reflect and appreciate the service of those that have served, but those that are serving today,” Reichert said.
“They are driving, walking, patrolling your neighborhoods, keeping us safe, ready to put their life on the line yes, but every day they do so much more for us that goes unnoticed.”
Law enforcement officers do more than most people realize, weaving themselves into the fabric of the community.
“These men and woman are coaches, volunteers, mentors, helping people find jobs, feeding the homeless, helping them find homes, even taking them into their own homes,” Reichert said.
These are real people, they are your neighbors and friends, they are us.
That dedication to the community is something more people should apply in their lives.
“This is not a job for them,” Reichert said. “This is a calling. They serve because they want to help. They want to make a difference. They serve with the heart of a servant.”
He asked the country to join in honoring those who serve.
“On this day let’s take a moment to appreciate and respect all members of the law enforcement community and their families, by putting a blue light in your window or on your front porch,” Reichert said. “This is just not a sign of appreciation for law enforcement across this country, but a sign, a small symbol of unity for us all. We need that here in our nation more than ever.”
Help us remember that we are one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.
Source: Law Officer