• Hypocrisy on Lake Michigan: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Is Safe Even If Chicago Isn’t

    Surge Summary: Violent chaos continues in Chicago but Mayor Lori Lightfoot is making certain the area around her house is secure at least. Perhaps now she can identify with those in her city and elsewhere who’d like to keep their homes safe but are not allowed to own a firearm toward that end.

    by Gary Bauer

    Twenty-one people were shot in Chicago not last weekend, but this Wednesday.  The shocking violence that used to be limited to the weekends is now becoming a regular occurrence.

    Meanwhile, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is in a heap of hypocrisy.  She’s taking heat for shutting down protests . . . in the neighborhood where she lives.  According to reports, as many as 140 police officers are guarding the mayor’s home.

    High-end stores in the Miracle Mile can be looted.  Ronald McDonald houses can be ransacked.  Children can be gunned down in the streets every single day.  But don’t you dare think about protesting outside Mayor Lightfoot’s home!

    And Lightfoot is unapologetic.  “I have a right to make sure that my home is secure,” she said.

    Really?  Well, I’m sure every law-abiding resident in gun-controlled Chicago feels the same way.  I’m sure Mark and Patricia McCloskey of St. Louis felt the same way when they tried to defend their home from a mob.  Now they’re being prosecuted by left-wing politicians like Lightfoot.

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

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Adapted from: MacLean Center, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=75100182

    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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