Ilhan Omar Learns a Valuable Lesson in Sowing and Reaping After ‘Defund the Police’ Calls – Opinion

We haven’t heard much from Rep. Ilhan Omar in a while. I’m sure she hasn’t been mute, but there’s a difference between words being spoken and words being newsworthy. Omar’s absurdity is so utterly shameless that she came up with it today, however, and this must be reported.

In the wake of the 2020 George Floyd Riots, Minneapolis’ situation continues to worsen with an increase in murder and theft. Instead of moving to quell the unrest and restore law and order last year, the city’s council president pledged to disband the police department. That’s led to a rash of officers quitting while others take a more hands-off approach out of fear of retribution if they make a mistake.

In what can only be described as incredibly ironic, Omar is now complaining about that reality while showing no remorse for her calls to “defund the police” that led her city to ruin.

There’s a German word for this, but I hesitate to use it because while Omar deserves scorn for her hypocrisy, there are real people being hurt and killed as a result of her selfish, misguided politics.

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar told constituents Saturday at a town hall meeting that Minneapolis’ rise in gun violence and carjackings can be blamed on police who “have chosen to not fulfill their oath of office and provide the public safety they owe to the citizens.”…

…Omar, a Democrat, said she understood the desire for safety and reiterated her call to voters to approve a Minneapolis City Charter amendment that would remove minimum police staffing requirements and give the City Council authority over a more holistic public safety department.

“When you have a system that refuses to work for the people it’s supposed to serve, you have to go back to the drawing board,” she said. “At some point, you’ve got to walk away.”

It feels as though Omar has set fire to the house and now blames firefighters for failing to put out the flames. Regardless of their flaws in some cases, police aren’t the problem when faced with an impossible situation. It is not possible to ask humans to put their lives at risk for those who don’t offer basic support. This includes the city council, which actively seeks to eliminate the department. Like everyone else, police officers also have family members to return to at night. Omar may wish to make them feel like robots, but they aren’t.

Still, you’d be forgiven for believing this was Omar’s plan all along. She can now cite high crime rates that she contributed to while also blaming her police department, which she would like to disband. It’s all incredibly convenient and further’s her goal of “reimagining” the police. Of course, that won’t actually help the crime rates. In fact, it’ll almost certainly make them worse.

But Omar and her cohorts don’t actually live in the areas affected so it’s no problem for them. Omar and Minnesota AG Keith Ellison both want to abolish the need for officers. In their delusional utopia, social workers are expected to take care of all.

Minnesotans can push back on this or suffer the consequences because there’s no world in which Omar actually admits she was wrong. Regardless, the concept of sowing and reaping doesn’t care about one’s political position. That is the only case where cold, concrete reality applies.

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