Silverton, OR – Driving in a small town south of Portland this weekend, I saw a lovely sight: Along someone’s private fence were several thin blue line flags, lawn signs reading “Dear Officer: #WeNeedYou,” and a large handwritten sign that read “Tell my family I love them.”
The significance of that sign, as many know, is that it’s the last radio transmission of Toledo, Ohio Police Officer Anthony Dia before he was shot and killed on Independence Day last year.
The transmission was chilling and hit the hearts of people everywhere. Officer Dia was 26 years old and left behind a wife and two sons, ages eight and six.
For months, the country has been rocked by constant rioting and people screaming for “racial justice” and police reform. If there has been any good from all this anti-police, anti-American rhetoric, it’s the fact that so many have stood up to show support for our nation’s constitution as well as our peace officers to attempt to drown out all the contempt against them.
I fear that a large amount of that support for the police is slipping away.
It’s no secret to anyone paying attention that the ones who call themselves anti-fascists (Antifa, who are themselves using the tactics of- and often described as- domestic terrorists) have gotten a [...]