A few days ago, 6 police officers in Tempe Arizona before shift, paying for coffee (and not for free) were asked to leave a Starbucks. Why7? Because a paying patron, (same as the officers, who paid for their coffee) was uncomfortable have them inside.
A complaint was made to the management and the officers were asked to leave. How ironic this is for “What If”, this location was being robbed, would they call the police? Or better yet, what if a woman in a burka was to walk in, (having every right to do so, according to the supposed rights of all Americans), and being dressed in her everyday black head cover head to toe, with only her eyes showing was asked to leave. Would she be asked to leave if a customer felt uncomfortable because of her dress? I highly doubt it.
This is becoming a common theme – it seems as many on the left and perhaps a few on the right do not care, nor like our Commander In Chief, that it rolls over to the hatred being fuelled by the hatred and bigotry growing in our country faster than weeds growing in one’s lawn.
Like the Colin Kaepernick and Nike issue of shoes with the American Flag from our History books, being discarded as though it held no place in our history as Americans; Nike bows to the request to have the shoes removed. Where would Nike or Kaepernick be if it were not for the freedom and opportunities afforded to them within the walls of the United States of America? The Women’s USA Soccer Team, who are promoting dislike for the America in which they live by boycotting a trip to the White House.
I am so tired of how our men and women in uniform of all categories are treated, and yet, if you removed everyone who wore a uniform such as Military, Border Patrol, First Responders, that no doubt, chaos would ensue and our country would deteriorate into total carnage.
Note: On November 29, 2009, four police officers of Lakewood, Washington were fatally shot at a coffee shop while they worked on laptops.
Where is the support for these Police Officers from the general public? Where is the support in speaking out for the degradation of our Military? Are we afraid to speak up?
We hear it on the news of how we should be proud of men and women who put their life on the line every day to keep our streets safe and our country safe. Yet, we don’t see groups in support of these men and women forming like Antifa, who try nearly every opportunity to disrupt gatherings of Free Speech. I am sick inside as the country I grew up in is fading away a little each day. I will continue in whatever way I can to speak out about this imbalance of injustice and liberty. I have no doubt if the owner of Starbucks, or the patrons inside sipping on their $5 dollar Lattes, would not call the police should they need to. Granted, Starbucks apologized, but in the end, the insult stays.
I am Catholic, I love my faith and every reading of the Gospels speaks of having the courage to speak out on truth, be not afraid, as Christ will call us all to be accountable for what we did or did not do.