Sheriff David Clarke: ‘Make America Safe Again’

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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke stood up for Donald Trump’s promised law-enforcement policy — Make America Safe Again.

“We simply cannot be great if we do not feel safe in our homes, on our streets, and in our schools … I see this every day, at street level where many Americans increasingly have an uneasiness about the ability of their families to live safely in these troubling  times,” he told the cheering crowd at the GOP convention. 

This transcends race, religion, ethnicity, gender, age, and  lifestyle … Donald Trump understands that what can make our nation safe again is a recommitment to a system of justice in which no government official, not even those who have fought their way to the marble and granite halls of Washington; no private citizen, no elected official, even Hillary Clinton; and no group of people, despite the fervor with which they press forward their grievances, can claim privilege above the  law. it cannot happen in the United States.

But safety is a two-way street, Clarke warned.

I often tell residents of Milwaukee, and the cities and towns I visit that safety  is a shared endeavor. It starts with the willing acceptance of people to play by society’s rules: a code if you will where we collectively agree upon that ensures stability, order, fairness, and respect. It’s built on a foundation of trust in each other and in the people who administer and enforce society’s rules, which at its foundation is the rule of  law …

What we witnessed in Ferguson, in Baltimore, and in Baton Rouge was a collapse of social order. So many of the actions of the Occupy movement and Black Lives Matter transcend peaceful protest, and violates the code of conduct we rely  on. I call it anarchy …

The tradition of the primacy of the rule of law in America is strong. It is in those simple facts and in our acts that we will move forward and toward Making America Safe Again. God Bless you, and may God continue to bless these United States   of America.


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