Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Officer Down

The late Pc Keith Palmer of the U.K.
Every murder is terrible. Yet the murder of police officers is especially horrifying to me. As is true of the military, cops are people whose job it is to put their lives on the line for us every day. When one of them loses his or her own life while protecting us, I feel a quiet fury unlike any other emotion.

Pc (Police constable) Keith Palmer was a fifteen-year police veteran. As is usually the case in these atrocities, Palmer was also a husband and father. His end-of-watch came quite unexpectedly this morning, as he suddenly was called upon to stand in the gap between unfathomable evil and the Parliament of his country. Officer Palmer succeeded, at the cost of his life. He was a courageous man whose soul deserves more than peaceful rest. Like noble officers everywhere who die in the line of duty, Keith Palmer is entitled to fierce justice. May it arrive swiftly.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Karma Trainwreck

Oops -- wrong way!
With the ongoing, exhausting drumbeat of Russian interference in last fall's presidential election, the media and the Democrats have been relentlessly working to diminish the Trump presidency into a burden the American public no longer wants to carry. Even Richard Nixon was not nearly so beseiged as Donald J. Trump.

But as the adage goes, "Be careful what you wish for..." Fighting back in a tweet-storm, President Trump accused former President Obama of "wire tapping" him. While the initial accusation was predictably treated by the elites as the ravings of a lunatic, something very interesting does appear to be afoot. And it now involves Obama as well as Trump.

Those who believe in the law of karma believe that both the good and the bad we do in life comes back to us--sometimes with startling rapidity. We have no way of knowing where this increasingly deep rabbit hole of accusations will lead. But I'm willing to hazard a guess that it won't be in a direction the Democrat machine had hoped.