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"The Squad" calls for the end of police and incarceration: "You can't reform it"

Published in Blog on May 19, 2021 by Article V Patriot

Of all the hairbrained policies proposed by federal politicians, this might be one of the worst. 

Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar (otherwise know as "The Squad") have in recent months called for the end of policing and incarceration. As The Daily Wire noted, each has taken to Twitter to argue that the law enforcement system in this country "cannot be reformed."

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) responded to the police shooting death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright by claiming on Twitter, without evidence, that the shooting “wasn’t an accident.”

“It wasn’t an accident,” Tlaib said. “Daunte Wright was met with aggression & violence. I am done with those who condone government funded murder. No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can’t be reformed.”

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez took a nearly identical stance, calling the police an "indefensible system" that "grants impunity for state violence."

“Daunte Wright’s killing was not a random, disconnected ‘accident’ – it was the repeated outcome of an indefensible system that grants impunity for state violence, rewards it w/ endlessly growing budgets at the cost of community investment, & targets those who question that order,” Ocasio-Cortez claimed without evidence. “Cameras, chokehold bans, ‘retraining’ funds, and similar reform measures do not ultimately solve what is a systemic problem. That system will find a way – killings happen on camera, people are killed in other ways, retraining grows $ while often substituting for deeper measures.”

Like clockwork, Omar followed suit, retweeting a video of a far-left activist calling for the abolishment of “modern day policing” during an appearance on MSNBC.

It's bad enough that some of the most popular and influential leaders in the Democratic party are calling for an end to policing -- but that's not even the worst part. The federal government has the power to significantly hamper policing efforts around the country and force local departments to adopt certain policies and procedures.

They can do this in two ways. First, with funding. The federal government sends billions every year to state and local law enforcement agencies. If the feds want local PD's to adopt certain policies, they can simply tie federal dollars to those policies. 

Second, the Supreme Court has granted Congress near-unlimited authority to dictate decisions for state and local governments. If Ocasio-Cortez and her cohort gain enough power in Congress, they can legislate local police departments out of existence.

There's only one way to eliminate both of these threats. Congress will never stop using federal cash to bribe state and local governments, and the Supreme Court will never reverse the last 100 years of judicial activism. Only an Article V Convention of States can stop the runaway train in D.C. and ensure the right to self-governance for state and local governments. 

A Convention of States is called and controlled by the states and has the power to propose constitutional amendments. These amendments can permanently limit Washington's ability to spend money and effectively curb their power and jurisdiction. Some amendments, for example, can limit the topics on which Congress can legislate. Others can prohibit Congress from spending money on certain issues or using taxpayer dollars to force states to adopt certain policies. 

We can eliminate the threat posed by Ocasio-Cortez and her friends, but we can't trust Congress to do it for us. We must take matters into our own hands, and we can do it with an Article V Convention of States.

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