Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings made an appearance on MSNBC this morning to discuss the horrific shooting that took place last night at an anti-police violence protest that left five officers dead in his city.Rawlings was asked, “What would you ask that the rest of this country do for Dallas right now? What do you guys need?”
Here’s how he responded.
Rawlings replied, “If you care about Dallas, if you care about your cities, watch your words — use your words carefully.”The mayor talked about using “good words” and being “steely eyed about the bad guys,” adding, “Let’s stop fighting amongst ourselves, and let’s focus our energy on those who want to do us harm.”
To be sure, we as Americans could do a whole lot better at being kind to one another and speaking positive words. And I (Michael Cantrell) would add that carefully watching our speech should also be extended, importantly, to include the media and all of our elected officials, all the way on up to President Obama himself.After all, mainstream media are the ones who have worked tirelessly to push an anti-cop agenda and turn anything and everything into a racial issue in order to please progressives in government.
Politicians love seeing this sort of civil unrest because it gives them an opportunity to appear as if they are some kind of heroes sticking up for the downtrodden, when in reality it’s a ploy to further their own ideological agendas and get more votes.What’s an utter travesty is that so many in our government and our media seem to care little about the destruction and division left in the wake of their agenda pushing.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]