After hundreds of movies revealing that complaints about police violence are utterly legitimate, there’s lastly acknowledgement from some public officers that police reform is desperately wanted and lengthy overdue. Sadly, the Nationwide Rifle Affiliation, police unions, Donald Trump, and Republicans in any respect ranges of presidency won’t ever permit any police reform to happen – not with out a nasty battle.
The chief instigator and proponent of institutionalized violence and extra-judicial killings believes the answer to police violence is deploying the U.S. navy to help legislation enforcement in abusing Americans for exercising their Constitutional right to assemble, and journalists doing their constitutionally-protected jobs with out worry of violence by the hands of legislation enforcement officers. Actually, it seems that Trump is very dissatisfied that the extent of police violence towards journalists and peaceable protestors isn’t extreme sufficient for his tastes, so he calls out America’s mighty navy to affix police with orders to “dominate” Americans and rework the nation’s streets into “battle areas.”
It was a welcomed aid to listen to a rising variety of the nation’s navy leaders reminding Trump, and members of the Armed Services, that they swore an oath to assist and defend the Structure, not the president Trump. Additionally they famous that “the oath” entailed defending the American peoples’ constitutionally-guaranteed rights.
Since it’s now clearly evident that some legislation enforcement officers are Hell-bent on utilizing their authority below the legislation to disclaim Individuals their constitutional rights, it falls on the U.S. navy to satisfy their sworn obligation to defend and assist the peoples’ constitutional proper to peaceably assemble and file journalistic experiences within the free press.
It’s time to deploy the navy, however for the only real goal of defending protestors and journalists from police violence.
It’s now clear that the police should not going to cease committing acts of violence and vandalism towards the folks or they’d have stopped way back and there can be no outrage and no protests. Additionally it is obvious that Trump is barely fascinated with inflicting extra ache and struggling on the protestors and journalists exercising their constitutionally-guaranteed rights. The one answer is deploying women and men who swore an oath to guard and defend the Structure and “defend the rights of Individuals from [fascist] police intent on violating them.” It’s noteworthy that together with members of the navy, Trump and law enforcement officials swear an oath to defend the Structure, however it’s trendy in Trump’s America to betray the oath.
At this juncture, most Individuals are conscious that a number of of the nation’s high navy leaders have weighed in on Trump’s fascist risk to deploy the navy to disclaim residents their proper to freely assemble and report on the information. Actually, dozens of former protection leaders, each navy and civilian, signed on to a “strongly-worded letter condemning President Trump” and his name for a navy response towards Americans on American soil. One of many key takeaways from the letter signed by 89 navy and protection leaders was prescient in relating precisely how Trump is once more betraying his so-help-me-god oath of workplace. The letter learn, partially:
“Whereas a number of previous presidents have referred to as on our armed companies to offer further assist to legislation enforcement in occasions of nationwide disaster—amongst them Ulysses S. Grant, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson—these presidents used the navy to guard the rights of Individuals, to not violate them.
As former leaders within the Protection Division—civilian and navy, Republican, Democrat and impartial—all of us took an oath upon assuming workplace ‘to assist and defend the Structure of the US.’ We’re alarmed at how the president [Trump] is betraying this oath by threatening to order members of the U.S. navy to violate the rights of their fellow Individuals.
The members of our navy are all the time able to serve in our nation’s protection. However they have to by no means be used to violate the rights of these they’re sworn to guard.” (writer daring)
A different letter with 280 retired overseas service and navy officers as signatories associated that they too are “alarmed by Trump, and a few [Republican} political leaders calling for the use of military force to ‘end legitimate protests in cities and towns across America.’”
The 280 signatories, who also swore an oath to protect the Constitution, rightly condemned Trump for using terms such as “thugs and terrorists” to describe American citizens he claims are part of the ghost organization “antifa“ because it represents opposition to fascism.
It is noteworthy that before Trump seized power, being against fascist regimes was every Americans’ patriotic duty. Be that as it may, the signers agreed that protestors and journalists are simply exercising their fundamental rights under the Constitution. They wrote:
“The deployment of military forces against American citizens exercising their constitutional rights will not heal the divides in our society. Ultimately, the issues that have driven the protests cannot be addressed by our military. They must be resolved through political processes.”
It is possible there is a legitimate sense among the public that it is finally time to put a stop to police violence, much against people of color, by far too many in law enforcement. However, there are forces opposed to any reform and until there is some kind of resolution through political processes, and since Trump will rage against the idea of the military protecting American citizens and journalists, it falls on governors to take extreme measures to protect their citizens from fascist police – and Trump.
Governors have a responsibility to protect their citizens’ constitutional rights and in this current environment those rights are being routinely abridged – with Trump’s approval and prompting. The only solution is for governors to call up their respective National Guard units to provide protection for peaceable protestors and the journalists providing a highly valuable service.
As an aside, in Washington D.C. a group of white supremacist marchers were given protection in the form of a police escort because they were exercising their constitutionally-protected rights to peaceably assemble and exercise their right to free speech. It is also worth noting that when heavily-armed protestors stormed Michigan’s state capital, instead of calling for an armed military intervention, Trump supported the insurgents and demanded that Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer “negotiate” with the terrorists Trump labeled liberty warriors.
At this point, there is as much clear and present evidence that the American people need protecting as there is clear and present danger of further instances of police violence without intervention. Of course Trump, Republicans, the National Rifle Association, and police unions will scream persecution, probably religious persecution, but Americans’ constitutional rights must be protected from violent police – something Trump opposes out of hand.
Audio engineer and instructor for SAE. Writes op/ed commentary supporting Secular Humanist causes, and exposing suppression of women, the poor, and minorities. An advocate for freedom of religion and particularly, freedom of NO religion.
Born in the South, raised in the Mid-West and California for a well-rounded view of America; it doesn’t look good.
Former minister, lifelong musician, Mahayana Zen-Buddhist.