Mullin' It Over Column
Blessed are the Peacemakers
Washington, January 11, 2022
The men and women of our nation’s law enforcement put their lives on the line every single day to protect our families and our communities. I could not be more grateful to them for their sacrifice.
This past Sunday was Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. We hold this appreciation and honor for our officers every day of the year, not just on this particular day, because it is important now more than ever to voice support for our men and women in blue as their commitment to our country comes under question from those on the Left.
Our police forces are hurting and they are facing a shortage of officers, putting our communities at risk. Democrats in Washington and across the country have driven dangerous anti-police rhetoric throughout our communities. Despite an increase in violent crime, notably in Democrat-run cities, Democrats continue to push the “defund the police” movement and attack the livelihood of officers who set out to do good.
I will always back the blue. Law enforcement officers are integral to our communities and their presence makes everyone more secure. Thank you to Oklahoma’s law enforcement officers, the U.S. Capitol Police on Capitol Hill, and all of our nation’s law enforcement. You sacrifice holidays, weekends, and other precious times with your family and friends to serve.
I also want to take a moment to honor those who have been killed in the line of duty and the loved ones they left behind. Their sacrifice will never go unnoticed, nor will it ever be forgotten.
As Jesus taught us: ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.’ Our law enforcement officials are the peacemakers of our communities. Today, and every day, I am grateful for the peace they uphold in all our lives.
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