- - Wednesday, July 1, 2020

I do not believe I have ever heard a more insane idea than the call to defund the police. Imagine drunk drivers speeding down your street, where children walk and play. Imagine no one obeying traffic signals. Imagine cars and motorcycles going over 100 miles an hour on the freeways. Imagine your house is on fire and the firefighters cannot get to the fire hydrant because of illegally parked cars. Imagine listening to or watching a man beating a woman — and having no one to call for help. Imagine having no one to investigate a theft, rape, murder or drive-by shooting. That is what we will reap if we defund the police. If this is what the American people want, there is an easier way: Just get rid of all the laws.

It seems anarchists, using the protests following the killing of George Floyd, are trying to take power by selling the lies of a socialist utopian society in which everyone is a caring, productive member who does the right thing and everyone gets what they want — except freedom.

Everyone knows that countries that have tried such an experiment have not had police — or a need for them.


Lakeland, Fla.

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