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The Unworthy Few

| Opinion | June 18, 2020

“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.” (From Lincoln’s second inaugural address.)

We are again engaged in a civil war. The obscenity of a murder committed by a police officer has driven people to the streets despite justice following its proper course. The organizers and rabble rousers are hell bent on bringing down the country that saw 618,212 men give up their last full measure over freeing the slaves. The anarchist protestors are tearing down monuments of men who worked and died for abolition. These protestors are not “The Sons of Liberty,” they are the “Sons of Chaos.” They have appropriated the rituals of religions as they prostrate themselves on the ground, raise their arms to heaven, chant, and engage in foot washing in the worship of an evil philosophy, that historically has permanently silenced those who dare to disagree in pools of blood.

These protestors are the product of our failed education system that does not honestly teach American civics, free market capitalism, values, and Western Civilization. Instead they have been indoctrinated to leftist ideals and due to the plague of common core cannot read, write, or do math. A fair reading of history is nowhere to be found. Science has also become a religion rather than a process of inquiry. We have failed to teach and inspire our rising generations as to the unlimited possibilities available in America. There are millions of success stories that are not taught. Life is always about overcoming challenges.

Despite many violations of policies and citizens’ rights, the very few rogue cops are rarely fired or prosecuted. Most police officers are good people who are involved with and care about the communities they serve. They did not become police officers for a paycheck. They have dedicated their lives to service and the safety of their communities. Police officers that fairly represent a cross section of the people they serve are under attack because of the unforgiveable few.

The question becomes, why are bad teachers, horrible curriculum, and rogue cops tolerated? It is not because of institutional racism. (Oops, I put my foot into it now. I violated a belief system.) It is because these institutions protect their unworthy personal because of contracts negotiated by the unions with government that are sanctioned and approved by our elected representatives. The murderer of George Floyd had committed 18 violations and kept his jobs. There are rooms in New York where teachers sit and read, play on their iPhone, get a full salary while not doing any work. Their union protects them.

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The unions send millions of dollars to the campaigns of our leftists elected with the understanding that they will support laws that establishes policies that make it nearly impossible to fire a police officer or a teacher. Yes, there are failings in training and execution. We do need to do a better job. It is the unholy influence of public employee unions on public policy that is the source of much of the evil that we are experiencing. Next election, examine which candidates have gotten the most campaign contributions from the teacher and police unions, and “Remember in November.”

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About Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith is a graduate of UCLA and has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area his entire life. In 2010 and 2012 he was the Republican Party endorsed candidate running against longtime incumbent Xavier Becerra, for the House of Representatives in the United States Congress. He admits to having a bias in favor of our Nation's founding principles. Stephen can be contacted at [email protected]

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