Trey Gowdy demolished a recently growing idea in the Democratic Party.
The plot Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was about to swing is crumbling.
Trey Gowdy had just eight words to say on the Democrats’ latest insane scheme.
Defunding the police is not an idea that has to be considered for very long.
Normally in the past, it was Anarcho-capitalists who argued for the police to be defunded but they at least had some idea of what defunding the police would do.
Some of them hold to the idea that privately funded police forces would work better.
There are words for privately funded police already and they are “mercenary,” “body guard” and “private security.”
Do Democrats really think that replacing the police with private security will make America a better place?
The police are paid to protect all citizens and no, it doesn’t always work out that way, but there is a grand ideal, and pragmatic utility to having police forces.
If the police aren’t around, every person will have to protect themselves and yet Democrats are looking to take away our guns.
Do the Democrats really have so little understanding of humanity that they think criminals will stop being criminals if there aren’t police to catch them?
It is insane even by Democrats’ standards.
Former Rep. Trey Gowdy said that defunding the police was “the single dumbest idea I have ever heard” on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures.”
“Who is going to process crime scenes, arrest bad people?” Gowdy continued. “Who is going to enforce any law, child sex abuse, homicide? Who is going to do it, if it’s not the police?”
Sen. Tim Scott agreed with Gowdy’s views on defunding the police.
“It is not an idea whose time has come,” Scott continued. “It should never come. The absolute nation requires law and order. We need order in our streets, and the easiest way to have that is to have a strong presence of character-driven law enforcement officers.”
Democrats don’t even know what they want to replace the police with.
Ilhan Omar compared the Minneapolis Police Department to cancer and then added, “the Minneapolis Police Department is rotten to the root, and so when we dismantle it, we get rid of that cancer, and we allow for something beautiful to rise, and that reimagining allows us to figure out what public safety looks like for us.”
Only in children’s cartoons are problems that easy to fix.
In the real world, there are complications like higher rates of crime and businesses moving because they don’t see a future in Minneapolis without police.
Police are a fundamental part of the justice system.
There are more sensible solutions to the problem of police shootings than getting rid of the police.
Gowdy said, “We need to focus on unity, and not monetizing conflict, which is what our culture does now.”
There’s no way that destroying the police will bring more justice and more unity.
Democrats should think through the ramifications of their ideas.