Unfortunately, the events of this week have put a stigma on the city that is not deserved but will be costly to overcome. And frankly, I place much of the blame on liberal politicians and a President who always tries to find a way to demonize the police before even knowing the facts.
Make no mistake, this week's rioting in Baltimore was not just an expression of outrage by local youth who are disenfranchised and have never been given the tools to become good citizens, a situation that was caused by lack of good parenting, poor schooling and a permissive climate. No, it has also been caused by the constant drumbeat of government in its desire to gain more and more control over every aspect of our lives. Sure it's wrong for police to violate protocol in making arrests or handling an issue, but that is a separate issue which should be dealt with by our legal system, not by having anarchists and trouble makers setting a city on fire. And right now we don't really know what happened and that requires investigation. And this is where Obama and his minions come into the picture in a very harmful way.
Ever since Obama's Harvard friend, Professor Skip Gates was arrested by the police in 2009, Obama has immediately jumped to the conclusion that the police were wrong. The same thing happened in the Trayvon Martin death in Sanford, Florida while in a struggle with George Zimmerman. Then in Ferguson, Missouri, Obama immediately assumed that Michael Brown was just a young man minding his own business when he was supposedly viciously attacked by Officer Darren Wilson when the opposite was proved to be true. The same anti-police sentiment immediately surfaced later in New York City and now in Baltimore. Yet, while we don't know the facts in Baltimore yet, we do know that in his previous fast pronouncements Obama clearly used his bias to overrule the truth.
Look, folks, we all know that in any occupation there can be a few bad apples, but Obama and his Justice Department seem to be hell bent on painting all of the police as brutal oppressors when we all know in our hearts this is not the truth. And further, with the open door association he gives to the likes of Al Sharpton, a man who never knew a riot he didn't enjoy, he has created a gigantic problem which could have readily been resolved instead of continually growing. It comes from his background as a community organizer, a dubious occupation at best which generally is designed to provoke outrage as a means of accomplishing its objectives.
Couple with this the information that came out on Fox News yesterday and we might see how much of the rioting is actually planned. It has been found through an analysis of social media data from sites like twitter that a common threat of traffic existed between the events of Ferguson and Baltimore, all pointing toward a common end. On the surface, it would appear that signals for the start of misbehavior and mayhem are being passed via such channels. If this is true, Marxist leaning and anarchy groups have a network of operatives ready to move to a location for exploitation of an issue at a moment's notice. And Obama's rhetoric, clearly and always assuming the worst of the police while giving room for action by the mobs, might very well be a telltale sign.
The President should know that his comments and even his quips and facial expressions are carefully watched by the citizenry and because of his open press access he needs to be very careful with his actions and words. He came to office saying he would heal wounds in America while he actually has set relations back a long way. And if he is doing so in order to marginalize police and put them under authority and direction of the feds, as opposed to the locality where they live and work, then we will have another great power grab underway which must be checked.
Local police are always the best option for when you have any government entity located where the people can have influence, that falls in line with the principles of our nation's foundation. Remember, that the government is of the people, not a creation of a monolithic bureaucracy far distant and lacking an understanding of a specific local situation. One size fits all does not work. The President would be wise to learn this.
And as for the special circumstances of Baltimore, it was good that she is located in a state with a governor who had the courage to call up and use the National Guard to limit the damage, for last night they had an uprisings that took place under control. It's too bad the Mayor didn't request it sooner as the first night's carnage could have been quelled as well.
God bless the good people of Baltimore, a minority controlled city, as they try to regroup and rebuild. Let us pray that good purposes will prevail and the situation which lit the spark of anarchy will be fully investigated and resolved. Beyond that, let the federal government keep its nose out of this community's business for as we've seen so many times, the insertion of federal power politics always makes things worse.
God bless America and may she ever be free. Centralization never assists in that endeavor.