Regular readers are, I’m sure, aware of the murder of Harris County Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth on August 28, 2015 in Houston, Texas. At a time when leftist elements of society and their enablers and supporters are encouraging the worse elements of America—which includes those leftists and their enablers and supporters—to resist, harass and even murder police officers for the social justice crime of being police officers, Texas takes another approach. From Texas Governor Greg Abbott:
As Texas continues to mourn the loss of Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth, Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statewide call to stand with law enforcement in Texas. To honor Deputy Goforth and all officers across the state, Governor Abbott is asking Texas law enforcement officers turn on their red and blue flashing lights for one-minute at 11:00 a.m. this Friday – the time Deputy Goforth’s funeral is set to begin.
‘Respect and pride in our law enforcement must be restored in this state and nation,’ said Governor Abbott. ‘It is time to unite in solidarity to support the men and women who serve and protect our communities. I ask that communities across Texas support this cause for unity and remember the essential role that law enforcement plays in keeping Texas safe and strong.’
Additionally, law enforcement patrol cars will line the North drive of the Capitol on Friday to join in unity in turning on their red and blue flashing lights.
At 1100, my school proudly showed our respect for our school resource officer, and our support for police officers everywhere. It was a touching moment, made more so by the decency and caring of our kids. This is what we expect from them, and they never fail to live up to those expectations.
If America is to survive; if the rule of law is to be observed in word and deed; if social justice is to be rejected and recognized for the anti-American and destructive evil it is, we must ensure that future generations understand and revere the Constitution. We must also ensure they understand that every generation must stand ready to defend it. At my middling sized high school in a small town in Texas, the renewal goes on.
I’m proud of my kids, and of my profession.