by Les Weaver
Clash Daily Contributor
Over the last few days I have read many articles of support for our local police and sheriffs, those that wear uniforms in our cities and towns. Today I particularly note Richard Sherman, (Seattle Seahawks) for his speaking out, unscripted. (A big “Atta Boy” to you Richard!)
I particularly note this column. It is well worth your 1:10 of time. From an article on Westernjournalism.com by Jack Davis, I quote:
Through the Safe Harbor Initiative, Anthony Welichko of San Antonio is urging Americans to spray paint a blue line on the curb by their home as a simple public affirmation of their support for the police.
“To all law enforcement who see this line, know that the residents of this home appreciate your service and dedication to keeping the peace,” Welichko wrote on Facebook. “Know that when you enter the neighborhood and see these lines that you are not alone or without ‘back-up.’ We do not need the media to make our voices of support for our police and emergency services heard (though it would be nice). Lastly, if you, (the bad guys) are in my neighborhood and mean to harm a member of law enforcement, know that decision may be hazardous your health as someone has that officer’s back!”
Couldn’t have said it better but I elaborate. I live in a Dark Blue City, in a Dark Blue County, in a Dark Blue State that embraces a Dark Blue Administration, whose leader has the appearance of not having a care in the world for any member of the “Thin Blue Line”, aka our local police and sheriffs. [The “Thin Blue Line” actually refers to the local law enforcement regardless of their uniform color(s)].
I did not overlook the claim of hazard to health but with Dark Blue surrounding me, that hazard could also be mine for supporting the police. Then I wondered; “Golly – Gee, what would my city’s response be if one of these blue lines would suddenly appear in my driveway?” Oh, I’d assure that it would appear on my property, not the city’s curb or sidewalk. I sure wouldn’t want them to enlist a Federal Swat team to destroy my home and shoot me as a potential domestic terrorist and then apply for a medal from Obama. Yep, ya never know how you might chafe a politician’s a** by showing support for the local police or sheriff over the Feds. After all, as I write, Obama wants to federalize all police, (kinda like the S.S.?)
Well, it happened. This morning when I woke up, I see that the Blue Line Fairy, (related to the tooth fairy but for patriots) had visited my driveway on both sides. My two long Blue Lines look so good that I encourage my friends to help the local hardware stores run out of blue spray paint. After all, a rush on that paint helps the commerce and God knows that with this Administration’s neo-Marxist, anarchy-promoting agenda, a rush on blue paint is a way to aid the economy as well as show support for our police.
I think I’ll even do more by purchasing blue ribbon for my window, car and lapel. I know, I know. It’s not healthy to upset the Attorney General or the apparent cop-hater in the White House, but when you believe in freedom, this is one of the personal hazards.
Finally, those of you that support and think that only “Black Lives Matter”, you can paint a black stripe on your driveway to let the police as well as their brother civil servants the EMT and Fire Department know that you don’t want their service even if the need arises. Let’s call it the equivalent of “do not resuscitate” my home, family or business from any hazard.
Les Weaver: Born into abject poverty in 1934, he spent his teen years on farms as a foster child and was classified as a farm laborer when he joined the Navy in 1952. After that service, he had a short stint at a University but moved on to 35 years associated with the engineering and technical sciences in Aero-Space, retiring from two Aerospace giants in senior positions and a small business. Until retirement, his writing experience was limited to technical occupational reports. His wife is a German immigrant, now a proud American and together they enjoy gardening. Les takes breaks from gardening to express himself to the politicians by phone, email and now thru ClashDaily/DougGiles.