Hey, blog readers….
You’re going to have to bear with me today, because I’m gonna put in my own two cents.
Maxine Waters should have been censured today.
Yep, I said it. I wrote it. I believe it.
If you’ve been watching your television lately, it’s dang near impossible to not know that the jury on the Chauvin trial has rendered its verdict on all charges.
Regardless of which side of the fence you’re on, I think it’s important that we bring the actions of Congresswoman Maxine Waters to light.
Because we live in a country where we are not only free to question our elected officials’ actions, it’s our duty to hold them accountable, when they do not hold up their end of deal.
The deal was…they were elected to represent their constituents, not add to the fray.
In exchange for the opportunity to SERVE those constituents in the United States Congress, they are not only held to a higher standard, while publicly representing said constituents, they are also bound by the office they hold to follow all laws — some of which, their votes directly impacted.
Our media turned the acts of former officer Chauvin into a racially-biased act — flat-out stating that Chauvin wouldn’t have done what he did, if the man in cuffs had been white.
The claim of what happened to Mr. Floyd as being a racially-motivated act is complete and total bullshit.
Unfortunately, the majority of people believed their TVs, and went along with the race theory, because that’s all that was repeated, over and over again.
Evidently, including Maxine Waters.
Should Maxine Waters be censured?
In a word, yes.
There are dozens of videos online that depict Maxine Waters adding to the frenzy, whenever the opportunity arises.
She did it last year, by bellowing to a crowd.
She told the crowd, if they saw members of the Trump Cabinet at a restaurant, or a department store or a gasoline station, that they should create a crowd and tell them that they weren’t welcome there.
Maxine Waters flatly stated that she’d “take out” President Trump — who was the sitting President of The United States of America, at the time she said it.
It’s on video. She openly threatened the life of a sitting president.
Why should Maxine Waters be censured?
Because, like it or not, when she swore her oath of office, she actually took an oath.
And no one is above the law in this country.
Not even the California Congresswoman, Maxine Waters.
If you remember the 1992 L.A. riots, you remember Reginald Denny and what happened to him, as it was broadcast live to the nation.
The gang of men, dubbed “The L.A. Four,” that drug Mr. Denny from his truck and beat him nearly to death — for no reason, other than the mob mentality, and the fact that Mr. Denny was white, and in the the wrong place at the wrong time — had a “leader,” Damion Monroe Williams.
Maxine Waters openly supported that Mr. Williams, and went to his house to give him her support, in the days leading up to his trial.
She did not support Mr. Denny.
She supported the man who led “The L.A. Four” who beat Mr. Denny.
Mr. Williams did go to prison. He served four years of a ten-year sentence.
Upon his release from prison, Mr. Williams killed someone else, and he was sentenced to 46 years in prison for that murder.
Maxine Waters went to Brooklyn, MN last weekend to stir up the already-frenzied crowd.
Maxine Waters actually stated that “they” needed to stay in the streets and “get more confrontational” until they received the verdict that they deemed justified.
This is flat-out jury tampering, and it could very easily be construed to be jury intimidation.
Think about it.
If you’re sitting on the jury, and you hear a United States Congresswoman calling for more street confrontation…a.k.a. violence and rioting…wouldn’t you think that you now HAD to render the verdict the crowd wanted, just to assuage the violence?
The judge in the Chauvin trial expressed his agreement with the defense team that Maxine Waters had most likely now given them just cause for an appeal, which could possibly overturn the jury’s verdict of today.
The judge went on to express his displeasure with elected officials’ abhorrent behavior in their attempts to meddle in a coequal branch’s processes.
Last week, Maxine Waters told Congressman Jim Jordan to “respect the chair and shut your mouth.”
What would censuring Maxine Waters mean?
“Censure is a formal disapproval that can be adopted by one, or both chambers of Congress. Unlike impeachment, censure is not a power provided by the Constitution. The House and Senate have adopted internal rules that allow them to draft and approve a censure resolution, which provides a public record disapproving of an official’s actions. Such a resolution is a rebuke, but does not carry any material punishment like removal from office.”
About an hour before the verdict was handed down in the Chauvin trial, the House of Representatives voted on the resolution, introduced by House Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy, to censure Representative Maxine Waters.
The resolution failed to pass in a vote of 216-210.
Even though they should have censured Maxine Waters, the votes were not there.
Today has been a dramatic, exhausting day.
This chapter of American history is behind us.
That said, I’d like to remind you of two things:
First, statistically, our nation is far less racist now than it was 10, 20, 30, 40 years ago, regardless of what your televisions tell you.
And as the years add up, the more racism depletes.
We are not a perfect nation, but we are not a racist nation.
Second, 103 law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty this year.
Today is the 110th day of 2021.
That’s nearly one law enforcement officer dying each day of 2021.
The next time you hear a politician talking about defunding/re-imagining/slashing the law enforcement budget in your town/city/county/state, please make certain that you FIRST ask them two questions:
1. Are they living in a gated community, and/or is their property fenced/gated?
2. Do they have personal security or/and police protection?
Maxine Waters formally requested — in writing — a police escort to and from the airport to Brooklyn, MN.
And the police department(s) in Minnesota provided that protection to Maxine Waters…
…because THEY SWORE AN OATH to serve and protect, and they honor that oath.