House Democrats produced two radical demagogues whose policies would endanger the lives of innocent Americans, lead to the collapse of society and undermine the US Constitution.
Representatives Maxine Waters (D-California) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) Recently acted in a way that negatively reflected the House of Representatives and betrayed their oaths to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States.
Congresswoman Waters flew to Minnesota during the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, where she said if the jury found Chauvin not guilty, “we have to stay on the streets, and we have to be more active, we have to become more confrontational. We have to make sure they know we’re serious … We can’t leave. “
Demagogically encouraging crowd rule – and urging people to rally against the court and the police at a time of great tension – is clearly a violation of the responsibility of every member of Congress to uphold the rule of law and the law. Constitution.
Encouraging Congressman Waters to use “confrontational” coercion to force society to deliver a certain outcome creates an immediate threat to public safety.
However, Waters’ call for crowd rule may be eclipsed in its impact by Tlaib’s call to abolish the police and close the prisons. If these policies were followed, years of violence and predatory aggression against innocent people would completely destroy the rule of law and eliminate public safety in a way that even Waters’ incitement could not achieve.
Tlaib, who represents Detroit, tweeted “No more policing, incarceration and militarization. He cannot be reformed.” She was setting a standard that was not just radical, but insane. The Detroit Police Chief asked him to resign.
In 2020, the United States recorded the largest increase in murders in its history. The level of violence, from the near-nightly attacks on Portland by Antifa to the looting and street violence that have become the norm in far too many cities, is simply intolerable.
In the home district of Tlaib, the evidence is devastating. According to the City of Detroit’s 2020 Crime Report, there were 327 homicides in 2020. This represents a 19% increase from the previous year. There were also 1,173 non-fatal shootings in 2020, up from 767 the year before, representing a change of 53%.
For one congressman to propose, in the midst of this devastating violence, that we end the police and close the prisons is beyond scandal. It is a policy which, if followed, would result in thousands of victims of violent crime.
There should be real consequences for this kind of irresponsibility which is life threatening and endangering society.
At the very least, Representatives Waters and Tlaib broke the rules of the United States House, as outlined in the resolution to remove MP Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee duties:
Whereas article 1 of article XXIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives provides: “A member, a delegate, a resident commissioner, an officer or an employee of the House must behave at all times in a manner which credibly reflects the House ”.
So the standard for judging Waters’ and Tlaib’s words is not the right to free speech. In a time when there have been months of riots, buildings set on fire, shops looted, and police across the country bracing for violence (with a National Guard already mobilized), the norm for members of Congress – those in charge of leading us – is it to reflect[s] credible in the House. “
Nothing MP Greene said was comparable in her honorable reflection on the House – or, more importantly, its potential devastation to ordinary Americans – as Waters-Tlaib’s proposals to let a mob overthrow the system judicial system, abolish the police, free violent criminals from prison, and allow murder and violence rates to skyrocket. By House Democrats’ own standards, the House of Representatives is expected to vote to remove Waters and Tlaib from their committee assignments.
The struggle to repudiate Congressman Tlaib’s anti-police, anti-prison, pro-criminal stance and Congressman Waters’ call for popular rule to replace the rule of law can have three positive outcomes.
First, the fight will draw attention to the staggering and frightening increase in crime and force the media to cover the degree to which every American is now endangered by the anti-police and pro-criminal policies of the left.
Second, it will draw attention to the kind of crazy ideas that now pass for legitimate political proposals from the radical left. Most Americans are unaware of the level of radicalism and anti-Americanism that is now acceptable within the Democratic Party.
Third, it will highlight the choice that every member of the Democratic House should be forced to make. In an era of increasing crime, more innocent people are at risk and more small business owners are threatened with bankruptcy due to criminal mob violence, Tlaib and Waters’ proposals are a real threat. Will every House Democrat stand up for the protection of their constituents or tolerate the pro-criminal statements and attitudes of MP Tlaib and her radical associates in “the brigade”? Will House Democrats defend the blatant call for crowd rule as people shoot National Guards (as happened shortly after Waters’ speech)?
As crime and violence will continue to rise under the Biden administration’s pro-criminal, pro-illegal and anti-police policies, these issues will continue to gain importance. Every act of violence and every innocent person victimized is yet another reason to call attention to the views of Tlaib and Waters and to demand that they be removed from their committees.
It is beyond politics. This is to insist that members of Congress are not promoting crowd rule or working to make America less safe. It is about insisting that our leaders protect and defend the Constitution and act in America’s best interests, as they have sworn to do.
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