The Republicans are hypocrites.
Their continual calls for reducing the power of federal goverment are designed to destroy the power of the national government to oversee corporations and banks.
It’s that simple.
They want to privatize all healthcare, eliminate federal gun laws, strip Washington’s power to ensure the fair and equal treatment of all citizens, gut the Environmental Protection Agency, and otherwise reduce Uncle Sam to the status of Globocop [got to keep that cash flowing to military contractors, keep control of the world’s oil supplies, and ensure the flow of corporate products from their overseas factories].
So why is it that Republicans want to strip states of the power to prosecute cop-killers?
Could it be because they have to keep racism inflamed to blind their followers to their real agenda?
Whatever the reason, two of the most anti-federal members of the U.S. Senate are calling for just that in the wake of the Dallas shootings.
Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, both Republicans, co-sponsored the Black and Blue Act of 2016, which would make it a federal crime to kill a law enforcement office, public safety officer, or federal judge, and carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years and the possibility of the death penalty.
The bill also increases penalties for the attempted murder of a police officer, and would make it legal for officers to carry their firearms into federal buildings.
“Law enforcement officers selflessly put their lives on the line every day to protect our communities, and in return they deserve our unparalleled support for the irreplaceable role they serve,” Cornyn said in a statement . “The Back the Blue Act sends a clear message that our criminal justice system simply will not tolerate those who viciously and deliberately target our law enforcement.”
The bill is being publicly supported by the National Fraternal Order of Police, the National District Attorneys Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Major County Sheriffs Association, the Sergeants Benevolent Association, and the Department of Justice’s VALOR program.
Gotta play to the base, right fellas?
What a bunch of effin’ hypocrites. . .