Butler County Ohio Sheriff Richard K. Jones didn’t mince words when he told protesters if they shoot at law enforcement they should expect to be shot at in return according to The Blaze.
Jones made his comments on Wednesday during a press briefing where he referred to “lawlessness in the country over the last few months” directed at cops, including “water dumped on police in New York, bricks and frozen water bottles were thrown at police as well as officers blinded by lasers in Portland, Oregon,” going on to mention police that were shot at in Chicago, among other places.
Jones made a response to those actions that would have been considered such a major part of common sense that it didn’t need to be stated, before recent years.
“I won’t tolerate it, period,” Jones said. “You shoot at the police, expect us to shoot back. I will not allow my deputies or any law enforcement officer in Butler County to take the abuse I have seen over the past several months.”
The idea that any person, armed with the ability to defend themselves, wouldn’t be allowed to do so because of the color of the aggressor’s skin, or the ideology they planned to pursue, is something that is so illogical it sounds odd to even say. It’s the kind of actions that causes hands across 3rd and 4th-grade classrooms to shoot up when a teacher touches on it.
How could people believe this is OK? How could anyone believe that kneeling before someone else for something you didn’t do, or a chance that fell in your lap, wouldn’t lead down a bad road? It’s what happened in Germany before people were put onto trains and gassed, screaming for their lives.
Jones went on to say that, “If you come to this county expecting a free pass to harm one of my men or women in uniform, keep in mind [that] nothing in life is free.”
The responses to Jones’ common sense reminder of what would happen to violent aggressors masquerading as protesters were not only positive but seemed to give hope to some of the viewers:
“Every county in the United States needs more sheriffs like this,” one commenter said. “I live in Butler County. [Sheriff] Jones is for real. He is a good man. DO NOT mess with him or his department,” another commenter warned.
“It’s about time someone is not afraid to do their job and hold lawbreakers accountable for their actions,” another commenter said. “Thank you for caring about your citizens, officers, and our constitutional rights!!!!” another observer wrote.
“I like the way he thinks,” another commenter said. “Violence in any form against a police officer should not be tolerated, and persons committing harm to a police officer should expect dire consequences. Police officers should be allowed to defend themselves without rebuke.”
As Americans face some of the most troubling times that most have lived through, it’s comforting to be reminded that the silent majority is beginning to wake and take responsibility for a mantel that they were preparing to pass to a now masked generation. Despite the best efforts of the up-and-coming generation, along with the disgruntled of all ages, the laws of nature that the Founding Fathers based the nation’s constitution on will never bend to the micro-terrorism that ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter have used to put the squeeze on many a bleeding heart.
They might think they can defy both human nature and the laws of math and have a cushy life, but history has proven that method will soon prove itself to be an unsustainable model doomed for failure.