Letter: Democratic Party is power-hungry, self-righteous

Published 8:12 pm Friday, June 12, 2020

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Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck until he died has become a symbol for protest and riot. However, the worse riots occurred in liberal blue states where Democrat mayors and governors have had their knees on the necks of the black community for decades.

Derek Chauvin will be prosecuted. But, could Officer Chauvin have been terminated sooner because of past complaints? Not likely! Law enforcement officers are union members. It is very difficult to fire a police officer even if they are brutal and racist. Unions protect their own.

The Blue Brotherhood will stand behind their fellow officers, and elected officials do not have the cojones to stand up to the unions. Just how do you go about terminating an individual who’s union provided the funds that helped elect you? To reform the police departments, you would first need to reform City Hall.

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The worst protests, (they weren’t protests they were violent riots) occurred in cities controlled by Democrats for decades. I believe these riots were carefully planned and orchestrated and that the radical left, Antifa, Black Lives Matter and other radical organizations were simply waiting for marching orders to implement mayhem. The blatant killing of George Floyd provided that spark.

The hypocrisy of the Black Lives Matter movement astounds me! It appears that the only black lives that matter are the ones killed by a white police officer. The black-on-black slaughter that goes on daily in cities like Chicago are of no concern to this organization or the liberal establishments that control these cities.

The proposal that police departments be defunded is beyond ludicrous. Anarchy would reign, the criminal element would have a field day and no one would be safe, but perhaps that is the goal to destroy local policing so that a national police force controlled from Washington can be established, aka America’s version of the Russian KGB. We are watching as America’s evolution toward socialism is shifting into high gear.

The seeds for the coming insurrection were planted decades ago. If allowed to succeed, our indoctrinated, radicalized youth will either become cannon fodder or disillusioned when they discover that socialism is not uplifting, but a knee on their neck.

We dutifully lived in quarantine for over two months. We watched as governors in blue states trampled the Constitution as they locked down private citizens and small businesses, yet in their wisdom allowed selected big box stores to stay open. Through their own arrogance and stupidity, they allowed the virus to be spread to the most vulnerable in nursing homes, killing thousands.

They arrested citizens for not following lock-down rules, then blatantly ignored arson and looting during the riots. They closed churches, and yet were held massive funerals for George Floyd with no pretense of social distancing.

The Democrat Party has just proven just how radical, self righteous, power-hungry and vicious it has become. Our youth and blacks are just expendable pawns in an epic power struggle.

Don Sorensen

Albert Lea