(Tea Party PAC) – Ever since the death of George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement officers on the streets of Minneapolis, we’ve witnessed a great deal of rioting and looting by groups of individuals who claim their violent behavior is a means of protesting against racism and police brutality.
I’m not exactly sure how stealing and burning down your city will stop racial discrimination and prevent bad cops from being violent and violating someone’s riots, but hey, I’m just a simple mind.
Well, Clay County, Florida Sheriff Darryl Daniels has made it crystal clear this week that he, along with the officers who serve beneath him, that those individuals who want to bring the violence and looting to his city, they are going to regret it. Big time.
Here’s more from TheBlaze:
In a video YouTube statement posted Tuesday, Daniels, who is black and a Republican, stood with about 20 deputies to declare to civil rights protesters who might consider getting violent that they are not only not welcome in Clay County, but also that he would not hesitate to dole out the pain and use legal gun owners to help keep the peace.
Daniels began by letting citizens know that he and his officers are aware of the debate going on nationwide about police reform and sought to reassure them that the men and women in his office will stand by their oath to protect and defend the Constitution and protect the public.
“Look folks, don’t fall victim to subjecting yourself to this conversation that law enforcement is bad, that law enforcement is the enemy of the citizens that we’re sworn to protect and serve,” Daniels said, noting that it’s an oath that ends with “so help me God.”
“God is absent from the media’s message or Black Lives Matter or any other group out there that’s making themselves a spectacle, disrupting what we know to be our quality of life in this country,” he continued. “In Clay County, we have a great quality of life, we have a great relationship with our community.”
This man is absolutely spot on in saying that God is absent from the message of the mainstream media and other radical groups like BLM. In fact, that’s the majority of the problem. These groups are completely man centered, believing that somehow, imperfect human beings who have a tendency toward sin and wickedness, have the power in and of themselves to be their own “gods” and make their own laws without appealing to an objective standard of right and wrong.
Progressive ideology is built around this entire premise. That man is god and capable of controlling his own destiny. It’s the same lie that Adam and Eve believed in the garden when the serpent tempted them away from God. It’s never been the right path to take. And yet, despite centuries of evidence to prove that to be true, here we are, making the same mistakes again.
He went on to explain how he and his officers view the lawlessness that has spread in many other cities and counties across the U.S.
“Lawlessness — that’s unacceptable in this country. Lawlessness — that’s unacceptable in Clay County,” Daniels said. “If you threaten to come to Clay County and think that for one second we’ll bend our backs for you, you’re sadly mistaken.”
“I know what happens when lawlessness prevails,” he continued, adding, “God is raising up men and women, just like the folks you see standing behind me, who will have strong backbones and will stand in the gap between lawlessness and the good citizenry that we’re sworn to protect and serve.”
With that said, he offered a very clear warning to those who would bring riots to Clay County.
“You can threaten all you want,” Daniels said, but promised there would be a response: “You’ll have something waiting on you that you don’t want.”
“Yes, we’ll protect your constitutional rights as long as you remain under the umbrella of peaceful protest or peaceful march, but the second that you out from up under the protection of the Constitution, we’ll be waiting on you,” he warned. “And we’ll give you everything you want — all the publicity, all the pain, all the glamor and glory for all that five minutes will give you.”
Daniels said his speech was not a threat, but rather what people with courage who are tired of the violence need to do: “Somebody has to step up in front of the camera and say, ‘Enough is enough.’ Tearing up Clay County — that’s not going to be acceptable.”
“If we can’t handle you, you know what I’ll do? I will exercise the power and authority as the sheriff, and I will make special deputies of every lawful gun owner in this county,” he said. “And I’ll deputize them for this one purpose: to stand in the gap between lawlessness and civility. That’s what we’re sworn to do, and that’s what we’re going to do.”
The sheriff concluded his epic message with, “You’ve been warned.”
We need more law enforcement officers like this man in our country right now. Hopefully, his video will inspire other sheriffs to do their duty to protect the rights of individual Americans and allow us to protect ourselves using the Second Amendment. No doubt the left is trying to find ways to get rid of that part of our rights as we speak, even while they are calling for defunding the police.
Thank God for men like Daniels.