Law and order has become one of the most important issues facing this year’s presidential election. Across the nation, we are seeing localities that have been completely taken over by radical groups because liberal politicians gave in to the demands of protestors and voted to defund the police.
Defunding the police is reckless and irresponsible. Yet several Democrats running for office are using this as a part of their platform, even though most Americans do not support abolishing police departments. Americans want law and order, and that is exactly what President Trump has promised to deliver.
Trump met with the brave members of the New York City Police Benevolent Association (PBA) who know firsthand the trials and tribulations that Law Enforcement Officers in America are currently facing. During this event, New York City’s PBA proudly endorsed President Trump’s re-election campaign, further proving that he is the only candidate running for president that is laser-focused on supporting the men and women in blue.
This monumental support marks the president’s sixth endorsement from America’s police associations. This speaks volumes about Trump’s dedication to protecting those who work on the front lines to protect us and our communities every day. And in today’s world, we must do everything we can to support these heroes.
On the other hand, we are seeing Democrats like former Vice President (VP) Joe Biden embrace the movement to defund the police and endanger our communities. Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats have turned their backs on the brave men and women of law enforcement during a time when we need them the most. It’s despicable, but it is not surprising.
Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, is also no ally to law enforcement. She has said, “[W]e need to reimagine how we are achieving public safety” because “we have confused the idea that to achieve safety, you put more cops on the street instead of allocating resources to other services.” To make matters worse, in her home state of California, Harris proudly supported Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s $150 million cut in police funding.
Like Biden and Harris, Garcetti is extremely out of touch with Americans and Angelenos who want safer and more secure communities. While Garcetti pushes to defund the police, crime rates only continue to escalate in Los Angeles. Earlier this summer, homicides in Los Angeles skyrocketed 250 percent in one week under Garcetti’s watch. Instead of addressing this problem and supporting Law Enforcement Officers in the city, Garcetti turned a blind eye and focused on other “priorities” such as campaigning for the Biden-Harris ticket by doing national television appearances. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why many people are calling for Garcetti to resign from office.
Americans have a choice to make on Nov. 3 they can either re-elect President Trump, who has denounced the dangerous movement of defunding the police and who has proven to be a leader and ally to the law enforcement brother and sisterhood, or they can elect Joe Biden, who cowers to the extremists that are making our communities unsafe and increasing crime. The choice is obvious — we must re-elect Trump and allow law and order to prevail.
Corrin Rankin is the founder of the Legacy Republican Alliance and an advisory board member for Black Voices for Trump.