Bush to cut law enforcement

This post was written by marc on February 6, 2005
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Bush is cutting law enforcement so that he can make up for the funds he spent to give huge tax breaks to the rich. This on the heals of his proposal to destroy social security. The term “privatize” is a code word that really means give the money to rich private individuals instead of the public. We need to quit gutting society and go back to taxing the rich. I’m tired of rich people paying a lower tax rate than the middle class. We are a nation in decline and going down fast. Terrorist don’t need to attack us. They can just sit back and watch as we destroy ourselves.

Reader Comments

Bush might be cutting law enforcement, but the opposite may be happening. This could be happening in other places, but I am troubled by a local event, just this weekend. Of course it is SuperBowl Time and I am sure security was huge. This same weekend in Galveston, TX, the Riviera of the Gulf Coast also known as Houston’s Sewer, the annual Mardi Gras Festival was held. The big change this year was how security was handled. Customarily this has been conducted by local and regional law enforcement, with the addition of the Department of Public Safety (State Troopers). There have been no major problems in the past, generally about as smooth as that type of event goes. This year, the DPS was not used. Instead, this job was handled by the Texas National Guard. In battle gear (based on my observation of TV reports) the local FOX Affiliate was reporting how well it was working. By the way, it did cost extra. I know it was National Guard, but it seems to violate the spirit of the law regarding the use of Military Forces for domestic routine law enforcement. Is this the new Reality, just a little bit closer to Marshal Law? The televised man in the street interviews were all positive. It sure was made to appear “good and normal” Maybe it’s just me, but I think I hear the sound of creeping Fascism. Am I missing something?

Written By Michael Patrick on February 7th, 2005 @ 1:58 am

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