• Chicago’s Guv Caves to Columbus Haters and Rewards Chaos

    Surge Summary: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot finally caved to rioters, removing not one but two statues of Columbus in her city. This capitulation followed an orchestrated attack on city police in front of a statue of the famous explorer. Lightfoot, like many of her Democratic colleagues, puts appeasing America’s enemies ahead of America’s security.

    by Gary Bauer

    Last night under the cover of darkness, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot sent a crane into Grant Park to remove a beautiful statue of Christopher Columbus that had stood for decades.

    Afterwards, the crane was deployed to nearby Arrigo Park to tear down another Columbus statue that had long stood as a monument to America’s beginning.

    Here’s why we should care: Earlier this week, a group of hundreds of thugs that police said resembled a military platoon tried to tear down the Grant Park statue.

    Drone footage of the attack showed an elaborate command structure with supply lines delivering new projectiles for the assailants to throw at the police, who had encircled the statue to protect it.

    The police stood their ground for an hour. Multiple officers suffered concussions; one may lose an eye after being hit by an explosive device. The officers were ordered not to use weapons, so they had to engage in hand-to-hand combat merely to protect themselves.

    The police, and civilization, won that battle.

    But now, just a few days later, the leftwing political leadership of Chicago – cowards one and all – have caved-in to these leftwing storm-troopers. And they didn’t even have the courage to do it in the light of day.

    The political left in America increasingly refuses to defend our country. They won’t defend symbols of our national pride — our national anthem, our Constitution, or our Declaration of Independence.

    They won’t defend our borders. And they won’t defend the police who keep us safe.

    They want to defund the police and our armed forces. Increasingly, they are neutral at best when confronted by our enemies, especially communist China.

    As the Trump Administration takes on the growing danger from communist China, the left instinctively takes our enemy’s side.

    Do you think the world is a dangerous place? Of course you do. And yet Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) this week led an effort to pass an amendment to drastically cut funding for national security. Thankfully, there are enough patriots left in Congress that the amendment failed.

    But there will be other opportunities, especially if Joe Biden becomes president. Sanders did little to help Hillary Clinton after she won the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. But he’s being a team player this time around. Biden’s inner circle is full of former Bernie staffers. And Sanders is advising the former vice president as he develops the party’s policy platform. There’s a good chance defunding the police and defunding our armed forces will be part of that platform.

    There are a lot of differences between the left and right in America. But the most fundamental difference has to do with how each side perceives this country, between those who still believe America deserves defending and those who want to tear it down.

    This is the battle that will determine America’s future — and indeed whether America has a future.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Adapted from: By MacLean Center, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=77765367

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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