With all of the violence going on in Chicago, where are the NFL players? This would be the perfect time for them to take "A knee" in some of the impoverished neighborhoods in Chicago; protesting against black on black crime and convincing black men to stop killing each other!
— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) August 7, 2018
FoxNews.com reports that
President Trump weighed in on the recent string of shootings in Chicago on Thursday, labeling the bloodshed that’s left at least 11 people dead and 70 others injured an “absolute and total disaster.”
Speaking at a prison reform roundtable at his golf club in Bedminister, New Jersey, alongside governors and state attorneys general, the president laid much of the blame for the violence at the feet of the city’s leadership.
“We must strengthen community bonds with law enforcement including cities like Chicago, that have been an absolute and total disaster,” Trump said. “We’ll be talking about Chicago today because that is something that – in terms of our nation – nobody would believe it could be happening.
“Bad stuff happening,” Trump continued. “And probably, I guess you have to take from the leadership. It’s called bad leadership. There’s no reason in a million years that something like that should be happening in Chicago.”
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is battling calls for his resignation amid the uptick in violence in Chicago. Hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper, long-time Emanuel critic Rev. Gregory Livingston and around 200 protesters – who briefly shut down Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive on Aug. 2 – all recently have called for Emanuel to step down.
“Our souls are burdened,” Emanuel said in response. “It is unacceptable to happen in any neighborhood of Chicago. We are a better city.”
Thursday’s meeting in New Jersey was largely with officials representing states that have implemented changes similar to those backed by the president, the White House said.
The administration has been pressing Congress to send Trump legislation that would provide the Bureau of Prisons with $50 million over the next five years for drug treatment, education and job-skills programs. Trump said the administration has felt “very, very strongly” about helping former inmates find jobs.
“We want every child to grow up in a safe neighborhood, surrounded by families that are loving and helpful and with a path to great education and a life-long career,” Trump said.
The continuing and escalating violence in the Windy City reminds me of the exercise in futility that was the 8 year Presidency of Barack Hussein Obama (mm mmm mmmm).
During those long 8 years, one of his pet projects was Gun Control.
Obama claimed that by making it harder for honest American Citizens to purchase firearms, it would curb the crime and violence in our major cities, like his hometown of Chicago, which already had in place some of the strictest gun laws in the nation.
Fat lot of good that’s done, huh?
Have you ever watched a mother, when their toddler bumps their head on a table, attempt to distract their child, by pretending to spank the table, while saying, “Bad Table”?
That, in a nutshell, is what Former President Barack Hussein Obama was attempting to do by writing Executive Orders, in an attempt to limit the Constitutional Right of American Citizens to own guns.
Community Leaders in Chicago have found out the hard way that by creating new restrictions, instead of enforcing gun laws which were already in place, Obama shifted the blame from those who operate outside of the law, like the gangs in Chicago, to America and her citizens.
Obama and the rest of the Far Left Democrats have focused on trying to control law-abiding American Citizens, instead of punishing those who operate outside of our laws, like the thugs who have turned Obama’s “hometown” of Chicago into their own personal “Killing Fields”.
Some of the strictest Gun Control Laws in the nation have not stopped criminals from getting guns in Chicago.
Why do Democrats always believe that more Gun Control Laws are going to accomplish what they ones they have already passed have not?
Were they that full of themselves that they thought that, since they were the “smartest people in the room”, that failed methods would actually work simply because they were the ones attempting them?
Were they just doing something to be doing something, in order to save face with their Far Left supporters?
Or, was it something more malevolent than just everyday politics?
Here’s a quote from an organization which backed Obama all the way during his Gun Confiscation efforts…
…the right-wing extremists opposing all efforts to curb gun violence are the same forces that rallied behind Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, hoping to undermine every other democratic right as well as the living standards of workers and ordinary Americans. It is for that reason, as well as the need to protect public safety, that the same coalition of labor and its allies that worked so hard and effectively to re-elect President Barack Obama must now go all-out to back his common sense proposals for gun law reform.
As Obama has charged, the extremists recklessly “gin up fear” that the government is coming to take away hunting rifles and personal weapons owned for legitimate self-defense. Led by the hate-mongering leadership of the National Rifle Association, they use a totally fraudulent and only very recent interpretation of the Second Amendment which they falsely claim as necessary for protecting every other freedom contained in the Bill of Rights.
One of their unhinged spokesmen, Texas talk show host Alex Jones, launched a national petition drive to deport CNN commentator Piers Morgan for questioning the Second Amendment. Jones said the amendment “isn’t there for duck hunting. It’s there to protect us from tyrannical government and street thugs,” and then went on to threaten insurrection “if you try to take our firearms.”
Actually, the Second Amendment wasn’t enacted with any of these things in mind. The amendment was adopted as a means to enable the new American republic, lacking a standing army or state national guards, to muster militia to put down domestic uprisings, including slave revolts, to repulse any attempted return by the British and to deal with clashes with Native Americans on the expanding frontier.
These issues vanished long ago. The Second Amendment is obsolete and now has been twisted to threaten the basic safety and security of all Americans. There is no basis for claiming this amendment was intended to permit unregulated personal acquisition of firearms, including amassing military weapons and private arsenals for “protection” from the government. No government, especially one that is new and fragile, has ever authorized citizens to arm themselves against it.
The preceding quote actually comes from peoplesworld.org, the website of Communist Party USA.
As I have chronicled over the last eight years, the Democratic Party’s Gun Confiscation Movement comes right out of the playbook of Marx and Lenin.
Which, looking back on it, makes the Democrats’ recent hard turn to the Far Left not that surprising.
There is one thing that Obama and his “Fellow Travelers” have never taken into account, however…
Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have. – Ronald Reagan
And, that is why they have failed.
Chicago’s gangs are committing more murder and mayhem on the blood-drenched streets of Chicago than ever before…and as their evil spreads, they probably have the fire power to eliminate Chicago’s “Thin Blue Line”, which is all that stands between law-abiding citizens and absolute anarchy.
If Democrats at the local level, like Rahm Emmanuel and the Democrats in D.C. had addressed the REAL problem of gang violence in Chicago and other municipalities, instead of trying to blame average American Gun Owners for the violent acts of criminals, Chicago and other major cities would be safer places to live in and visit today.
But, that would have made too much sense.
Until He Comes,