Minnesota has taken a hit in the media for over a week. Here are a few facts about my home state.
First and foremost, any Minnesotan with an ounce of human kindness in their soul finds the death of Mr. Floyd horrifying and completely unacceptable. We agree that those responsible need to be held accountable.
Yes, we have a governor who would rather sit on his hands and watch our cities burn than to take action to stop the rioting, looting, arson and general mayhem. It was obvious that on the first night, those who were peacefully protesting were hijacked by thugs and criminals. And yet it took days of dithering by our governor before any decisive action was taken. And while he was deciding if calling up the National Guard was in his best interest poitically, those he should be protecting were forced to watch the businesses they worked hard to create and maintain, burn to the ground. If he had even a shred of common decency, he would be too ashamed to show his face in public.
As far as the Mayor of Minneapolis goes, I would be amazed if he could find his own backside with both hands and a flashlight. Why a mayor would give a 'stand down' order to his police force while his city is on fire and stores are being looted, is beyond comprehension. I believe the position of dog catcher is probably more suited to his capabilities, but even that is doubtful.
There are bad people in every walk of life. One bad cop does not a bad police force make. Yes, there needs to be accountability for those who make their own rules and hurt those they are sworn to protect. But most are honorable and do the right thing in any situation.
The cities are filled with those of the liberal persuasion. Many seek to tear down the lifestyle we know and love, only to replace it with nothing short of Communism. But once you leave the shadow of the cities, you will find those who are God loving, hard working and independent thinking. We don't believe the hogwash from main stream media. We do believe in the Rule of Law. We believe in the Constitution.
Even in the cities you will find those who are out sweeping glass from the sidewalks, scrubbing the vile graffiti from storefronts, checking on their neighbors, donating food to those who no longer have a grocery store nearby because some thug set it ablaze.
These are the true Minnesotans. The ones who help clean up after the animals have destroyed everything in their paths. The ones who make sure their elderly neighbor has food. The ones who take their kids to Sunday School and Church. The ones who teach their kids to be hard working, responsible, good human beings.
That's who the real Minnesotans are.