My dad used to have a saying of: enough is enough and too much is right down nasty. I know I might only be one small person but I have come to the realization that I have a huge audience of readership. I am beyond fed up with the level of disrespect given to our law enforcement. I am from a law enforcement family with two brothers who are retired police officers. People who are not part of a law enforcement family cannot comprehend how every day you fear that dreaded phone call telling you that your loved one has died in the service to their community. I am calling upon all those reading this article to start putting your money where your mouth is. Arby’s, Dunkin Donuts, Waffle House, Starbucks and any place out there that wants to disrespect our law enforcement must begin to feel the effects of their actions. I call upon any and all of these places to be boycotted until they come to an open and honest accounting for their actions.
I do not care if your cause if ‘black lives matter’ or unicorns for president, it has no place in disrespecting law officers. If you are so worried about black lives then protest how many of the black murders are done by black people. If you do not care about the police because of your ‘black lives matter’ cause then next time you need a cop call Al Sharpton. I am sick and tired of law enforcement officers putting their lives on the line for people who do not give a rat’s left butt cheek about their lives or families.
These businesses think they can have total immunity. But it is the people who will decide if they remain open or closed. Maybe these business need to be more careful who they hire. If they do not want a reputation as being disrespectful to our military and police then the responsibility falls upon the management of those businesses to screen prospective hires better. It is these people who are going to place a shadow upon their business. If you want to remain open then start screen your employees better.
We vote with our wallets. It is time we put our money where our mouth and values are now and in the future. Businesses have gotten away with extreme acts of disrespect and it is time for accountability. This is not just another angry rant over the actions of a stupid employee. This is a call to action. This is a call for accountability. I am stating here and now for businesses to decide which side of that blue line where our law enforcement is concerned and green line where our military is concerned (and while you are at it include the firefighters and medical providers because anyone who is out there risking their butts for an ungrateful society deserves to be treated with respect and dignity) you choose to stand. Either you are for us or you are against us. There is no middle ground. There is no place for apathy. There is no place for silence. While the businesses might think this is an awfully big order from a simple writer I have realized that over time I have a few hundred thousands who read my articles and many who feel as I do. I am calling upon anyone reading this to vote with your wallet. I am calling upon them to directly ask the businesses they patronize where they stand and when was the last time they did some tangible to show their support for these people who risk everything to serve. To those who chose to support our law enforcement, military and those who serve their communities may you prosper and grow. To those who chose not to openly and clearly support these people in the Name of God and all that might be remaining right and good in this world may you lose money and close. It is up to you to decide.