The Democrats and the liberal/leftist news Media are portraying their version of the latest COVID relief package as assistance for cities’ “essential services.” However, Democrats want to fund cities who have misspent, overspent, and mismanaged their budgets to bail them out of their debt.
Republicans want the money to go directly to businesses and people. Small companies that employ workers need help during the extended shutdown, and providing people direct funds is critical.
On Monday, July 27, the Laredo (TX) City Council voted unanimously to paint the public street in front of the federal courthouse downtown to say “DEFUND THE WALL” in large block letters in solidarity with the open-borders group, “No Border Wall Coalition.” It is another example of how liberal local elected officials are bending over backward to appease leftist groups by using public property to actively undermining law enforcement and the U.S. Constitution.
Imagine is a Tea Party group would ask that “Taxed Enough Already” be painted in front of the Webb County or Laredo school district offices? What if a pro-life message was painted on public property in front of a public hospital? What if a pro-school voucher message in front of the public-school administration offices on public property?
A Black Lives Matter affiliated group in San Antonio called “Fix SAPD” is lobbying SA City Hall to roll back the San Antonio Police Officers Association’s collective bargaining. They want to limit SAPOA’s ability to defend police officers by ending an arbitration process that makes it difficult to fire alleged “corrupt” officers. This is an effort to erode one more piece of law enforcement to undermine law and order in San Antonio.
Meanwhile, the City had three violent and deadly incidents within 48 hours, and it wasn’t even a weekend. Between Wednesday, July 15, and Friday, July 17, the following incidents were reported.
There are many consequences for local elections, and one of them is who is elected the District Attorney, who is the chief local prosecutor. Sadly, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis, MO, couple who protected their home from rioters with guns, have been charged with felonies in the incident.
On June 28, a Black Lives Matters crowd marched past the McCloskey home as they protested the nearby home of the St. Louis mayor. The McCloskey felt threatened by the crowd when protesters broke down a private gate and headed past their residence. They said they feared for their property and lives and held a rifle and handgun on their front porch.
Of course, the leftist/liberal news media and BLM leaders criticized the McCloskey, who is white, for “threatening” the protesters. On Monday, July 20, St. Louis District Attorney Kim Gardner (a Democrat, a black female, and the city’s top prosecutor) charged the McCloskeys with felony unlawful use of a weapon.
In a show of delusional self-importance, members of the “Reliable Revolutionaries,” a Black Lives Matter subgroup in San Antonio, are demanding SA City Councilman Clayton Perry resign. Perry is being targeted because he did not kneel in a city council meeting to “honor” their cause as they demanded. However, someone should explain several things to these “revolutionaries.”
First, the revolutionaries need to understand (accept) that the citizens of SA district 10 elected Perry, and he serves at their will. Any changes in district representation should be done and will be done, by the voters and not by petulant outsiders.