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Flouting of the law demands that we recommit ourselves to the universal law of God

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In 1992, I operated a small publishing business in Los Angeles. It was destroyed as a result of riots that ensued after four police officers were acquitted of charges of excessive violence in the beating of Rodney King.

It changed my life. I focused my resolve to work in public policy to change destructive realities that were taking our distressed communities, and the whole nation, in what I saw as the wrong direction.

That was almost 30 years ago. Yet it's still going on: chaos and destruction, supposedly justified by racial injustice. Why?

For the past week, I sat bunkered at night in my Washington, D.C., apartment as the nation's capital was being transformed into a war zone.

Domestic terrorists roamed the streets, destroying private property, wanting to destroy our nation, pretending to be rioting to save it. They defaced the Lincoln Memorial and the World War II Memorial, and torched St. John's Episcopal Church, where presidents have prayed since 1816.

President Donald Trump touched the heart of the issue in remarks he made in the White House Rose Garden, saying: "America is founded on the rule of law. It is the foundation of our prosperity, our freedom and our very way of life."


He then courageously ventured off the White House grounds, crossed Lafayette Square and stood in front of St. John's Church, holding up a Bible, and declaring the greatness of our nation and his resolve to keep it safe.

I do not believe any president has presented himself outside in public in this fashion since President Ronald Reagan was shot in 1981. Yet, the left-wing media mocked Trump.

No sane American -- of any political persuasion -- is not appalled at the horrible death of George Floyd at the hands of a policeman.

But the answer to flouting of the law by anyone demands that we recommit ourselves to universal respect and execution of the law, not throw it in the trash.


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