Baltimore, our hearts and prayers go out to you…
Seeing the city of Baltimore under siege is truly heartbreaking–especially here in nearby Washington, D.C. Never could we fathom a major city burning and being destroyed before our very eyes today. Watching small businesses being besieged, buildings burned, innocent passersby silenced, streets littered, and fairly restrained police officers attacked is disconcerting.
Without a doubt, decades’ long toiling with big government policies–since the 1960s–have led the city to ruin. High taxes, an ever-growing welfare state, gun control, and paternalistic government have caused many to become disillusioned and dispirited in that city, though their anger is directed elsewhere, say, at critics of big government policies. Looting, pillaging, and racebaiting has come to define much of the tone from protestors, which is quite sad. Their deplorable actions undermine the reasonable voices who seek to reform and rebuild this once great city.
Glad there are some locals who are above the rioting and violence trying to quell the unrest in Charm City. May the reasonable voices have their perspectives heard and the wrath of big government be quashed. Hoping the Hogan administration brings an end to quagmire perpetuated by its predecessors.