Jul 8, 2016

Thoughts as a Police Officer’s Father

The recent attacks on our law-enforcement officers deeply concern me, not just as a citizen and a candidate, but also as a father. My daughter Jenna is a cop.

For the safety of our citizens — including our men and women in blue — we must reverse course. We are seeing a breakdown of our civil society as a result of weak leadership. If we do not respect the law, we will have chaos.

Martin Luther King Jr. has a famous quote: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

We must embrace personal responsibility and respect one another. These are the principles that bring security, peace, freedom, and prosperity.

This is not a time for political pandering. This is a time for principled leadership. For our cops, life depends on it.