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Lord God, we look to You to show us how to look at and to solve our nation's problems.

Defund the police? Have you ever heard of this? Have you ever thought that people would think that defunding the police would be a good idea?

For the first time in the history of our nation, the leaders of a major city, Minneapolis, intend to defund and disband their police force! So many city council members plan to vote in favor of this radical move that their decision will be veto-proof. The mayor, who opposes this move, would not be able to stop it. But he will certainly have to deal with the consequences.

This decision illustrates the most basic question we need to answer: Is man’s nature essentially good or eternally flawed?

If you believe that man’s nature is essentially good, then you would come to the same conclusion as the Minneapolis City Council. If man’s nature is good, then if we do everything we can to give people the opportunity to do right, they will rise above circumstances, make moral decisions, and see the scourge of racism removed from our society. Law authorities could be replaced by education, social programs, and agreement about collective thought.

If you believe man is good, you believe in external solutions.

However, if you believe that man is eternally flawed (original sin nature), you would come to a completely different conclusion. You would believe what the Bible says in Romans 13:4—government’s most basic role is as “God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.” You would see that because of the sinful nature of man, societies need rules and authority to retain law and order that protect everyone’s freedoms. This structure is needed because sin will always be with us and only the moral teaching of Scripture (and the regenerative power of the Holy Spirit) give our society hope.

If you believe man is essentially flawed, you believe in internal solutions.

I don’t think it was a mistake that on May 1, 2020 President Trump issued a Proclamation on “Law Day”:  “More than 230 years ago, the Founding Fathers of our Nation crafted a revolutionary and unique form of Government rooted in the rule of law.  Today, we continue to enjoy liberty, justice, and equality under the law as set forth and preserved in our Constitution.  On Law Day, we celebrate the distinctive framework of our system of Government, which secures individual liberties and protects against arbitrary exercise of government power so that all citizens have the right and the freedom to pursue their American Dream. . . . ”

History has shown us that law “protects (us) against arbitrary exercises of government power.” Law and order provide the environment for racism to be addressed. Policies based on misplaced hope in the essentially good nature of mankind will only result in chaos and anarchy.

In light of more recent events, it is very interesting that President Trump also went on to say: “This year also marks both the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 15th Amendment, which prohibited denial of the right to vote based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude, and the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which prohibited denial of the right to vote based on sex. The women and men who fought to win a voice for people of color and women in the electoral process strengthened our Union and helped the country better fulfill the founding promise of our Nation — that the power to enact and enforce laws be truly derived “from the consent of the governed.” As we mark these milestones, we pay tribute to the courageous spirit of the trailblazers who made this achievement possible, and take inspiration from their righteous struggle as we continue working to root out and destroy injustice.”

We need to pray for our nation: Lord, we are grateful that You invented government, that You have a plan for it, and that You delegate Your authority to it. We ask You for the protection of the Rule of Law in our nation. We ask that You protect us from mob rule and a false belief about the heart condition of man. Lord, we are broken and in need of Your transforming power to come to our nation. We pray that our laws would provide the framework so that all would have the freedom to pursue the American dream.

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Ronald Bangert
June 10, 2020

Defunding the Police? Really? What a chaotic anarchist would love! The man of lawlessness in full display! Now why would Protestors and Violent Activists want to get rid of Law & Order? Hmm!

As I retired high school educator I comprehend completely what a ‘temper tantrum’ looks like and over 27 years referreed continually in training up adolescents. With few exceptions, many appreciated my interventions. What rebellious child does not want to be rid of all restraint? What happens after is the real tragedy.

All the efforts to address injustice have also given birth to ‘victim hood’, someone will always abuse the system. F A.F.S A is a big one. Few ever pay back student loans, and their sold as ‘free money’ to students in the public schools. FAFSA should be overhauled, and the monies repaid. But I digress.

We need revival, support and funding of police. Much of what is happening in these activist protests are smoke & mirrors, and we must stop listening to so many talking heads and listen only to the Bridegroom. Why watch the dance of the Cobra? We need to throttle it!

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Alice Harmon
June 9, 2020

In JESUS name I ask that God the FATHER would reveal Jesus to every
Politicians so that they could know Jesus as their Lord and savior. AS Children of GOD we are to pray for our Leaders so that we can have a Peaceful Life. Only JESUS can Solve Our every problem as HE IS THE ANSWER TO EVERY PROBLEM..Only God can change the heart of a human being.Amen.

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Jerry E Sauls
June 9, 2020

The Bible states the following in James 1:20, “The wrath of man does not produce the righteousness God.” (NKJV)
In the third chapter beginning with verse 13-18 he writes about how heavenly wisdom verses demonic wisdom. Evil does not come from above (Verse 15) but originates from man or earthly while heavenly wisdom originates from God and is heavenly. In verse 16 he clearly states that earthly wisdom comes from envy and a self-seeking and a self centered heart and creates confusion (disorder) and every kind of evil will follow in that path. The bottom line, man is indeed fallen and unable to choose that which is good and until he allows God to make a change in is heart, which would direct him to choose goodness, peace, which is heavenly wisdom, there will to be the display of “confusion and every kind of evil.” Father forgive us, we are in dire need for You to come and shake us from our ways causing us to choose You and lay down that which is evil. Amen!

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Stella (TX)
June 9, 2020

Law and Order! Founding-praying Fathers sacrificed their all; and America’s sons and daughters still giving their all for freedom. Take a look around Evident any all can be equally successful. Constitutional laws protect everyone’s right. Yes, If your a bigot shame on you! God Word: beware you do not hurt one of these little ones… Praying wrongs be righted. Kindness, Godly Love be restored, in Jesus’ mighty name,) 🙏

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ROBERT VALKANET
June 9, 2020

CALL A ROBBER NEXT TIME YOU ARE BEING ROBBED

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Gary S. Lurch
June 9, 2020

This is the first time the nation has watched a police officer murder a person and enjoyed it! But if you think it was race related you are foolish! As long as the rich are in control, than it will get worse!

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Carrie Wingfield
June 9, 2020

Lord many things behind the scenes of today’s events are hidden; motives, instigators, spiritual. You know what and who they they are.
We need You to expose what is hidden by the Light and presence of Jesus Christ, who is Truth.
We need spiritual and physical laws to guide and protect us. We need Police to enforce the physical and God and Holy Spirit to enforce the spiritual. The law is good and protects those who obey.
God we need healing as a nation. We need You. Guide us, protect us, give wisdom and discernment. Fill us with Your love for one another. Show us how to reach out in love to each other and listen to one another.
I weep for our country right now. I also have hope for our country that we can turn around and bring good out of all this and become better.
Thank you God for loving us and helping us to be better, to love, to forgive, and to repent if all we each need to repent.
God bless America
America bless God.

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Sharion K Hayes
June 9, 2020

The Nazi’s remove all the police and weapons of the people and took over Germany. The people didn’t have any weapons and were forced to obey the military law. They were dangerous! They took the Jewish elderly, adults, and children and forced them into big trucks, some in train cars, and any means. Six million died. Many suffer from the injuries they had from “Practice Surgeries.” Many suffered emotionally. And there are many left today living in poverty. This all happened because through some circumstances someone got away with weakening the people.
I believe they are setting up tighter rules for the police so no “choking holds or knee holds” can be done by the police. Others have died but they didn’t have an audience to film the situation. We need to support the good police and if there is a rouge cop out there, report him!

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Dennis E. Brown
June 9, 2020

They are shooting themselves in the foot.
Businesses and homeowners are already moving out.
Let the sheriff dept take over and beef them up. They don’t answer to political city governments but the county!

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Jacquelyn Miller
June 9, 2020

Jesus said to remove the leaven. A little bit of leaven destroys the whole lump. Why should we remove the entire police force? Just remove those who do not do their jobs the way they are supposed to. The police force is much needed. If you get a splinter in your finger, you don’t cut off your finger: you remove the splinter.
Lord, please help us here in America.

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Cheryl
June 9, 2020

Minneapolis will never disband the police department. Chaos would ensue. If they do, they will quickly see what a mistake they have made, and scramble to correct it. This will not happen. But I pray for common sense to prevail in the city council, and Lord, I trust you, and am confident you will protect your people in Minneapolis, and the United States of America, as long as there are Christian prayers on this earth, and I believe you will preserve all of our nation’s protective forces! In Jesus’ Name! Amen

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James
June 9, 2020

Father we pray Your Kingdom would come and Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven today in our nation, churches and family’s in Jesus Christ name, amen

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Mari
June 9, 2020

The people of that city need to get on their knees and not get up until they have heard from GOD!

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Richard Lemon
June 9, 2020

2nd Thessalonians 2 , are we there? The spirit of lawlessness and turning away from God . I believe that Jesus is coming for His Church soon .

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Darlene Estlow
June 9, 2020

Father, we pray that your Holy Spirit would bring repentance and unity to our nation. We are all sinners. May we see things from your prospective. May we be a nation of order, of peace, and follow you as Lord.

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Jonathan Berry
June 9, 2020

The city of Minneapolis is looking at their protection (which in reality includes all infrastructure such as police, fire, and medical) as a stand-a-lone function and therefore accountable solely for their actions which is also untrue! In actuality how well a city incorporates itself to age (grow or shrink over time) dictates how well life (aging) transpires. A police department is not born, it is built by the founding fathers and grows or shrinks with the city. Usually the Mayor establishes a committee to gather information around the cities composite of its citizens and businesses and growth potential to which looking at how like cities have done in the past and how you plan for future. In Minneapolis we saw two rookies respond to a crime, a third who was terminated for a number of years before he was rehired, and the a fourth officer who had been reprimanded enough times that his profile would dictate that he is not qualified to be a policeman. These four must be held accountable because they wear a badge that signifies authority! But the larger crime is how was such an ill qualified group of officers assembled to respond to a single event without supervision or allowing officers distinguished by time and not merit represent the city? That is the problem that demands action because that is the root of Minneapolis’s problem, the police department or lack there of begins and ends with the town / city fathers of which the police department is only an extension.

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Minister Musa
June 9, 2020

I keep sounding the warning that it is the Muslims in Minneapolis, also Cair and Omar who want no police in MN so the state can be lawless and destroyed.Death to America is their goal. And because of America’s sin and lack of spiritual discernment Americans enemies are poised to win. Church in USA needs to fight for USA. Obama brought 3000 Muslim refugees to that state. CAIR the number 1 Islamic terrorist supporting group is in that state is minnesota. FBI has reported that area is number 1 in recruiting terrorists. Right in the USA? FBI reports. Why is the media or Christians not highlighting these things? But there is such a blindness in our nation about the true cause of certain problems. Furthermore for the first time in our nation the Muslim call was broadcasted in minnesota for over three weeks in May 2020, immediately after that death violence and chaos, no one even made the connection? Not cbn, fox not even ifa? the spiritual ramifications of any of America’s city publically calling on the strange god of allah is clearly in effect. Pray against the agents of lawlessness in America. They want to establish lawlessness to usher in the man of lawlessness but this is the church’s hour. Let us awake and possess the USA and the nations for Christ.

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    Barbara Hesch
    June 9, 2020

    Minister, you are spot on. Even Rashida Taleb, who is Muslim, is calling for defunding police. Yes, agreed. A weak, divided and lawless America would allow them to try to establish Islamic law. It’s called divide and conquer. History tells the true story of what happened to countries invaded by the Muslims. The plans to make America Islamic is no secret. The question is, will we allow them to succeed?

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Faith
June 9, 2020

Of a truth yes under the Authority of Christ Jesus I abide by His command to obey the government. Far too long has skin color deprived the human heart of its lawful rights and God ordained rights to shate equality, and NOT have to fight for it especially in the Christian communities yet racism STILL EXISTS.No soul has handed people of color not even the family of faith under the universal acknowledgment God, is NO RESPECTER of persons therefore why would any believer be so? This elephant in God’s house is racism and God is enraged so why aren’t we as believers stamping this disease of the mind and heart out!Judgment begins at the house of God, where His LAW is foremost the measure by which Christians those whom have accepted Christ as their Savior will and shall be judged by.We need not respond nor recieve our direction from the world for what is due the world’s is the world’s BUT what is due Christ is Christ’s.Examine our hearts and see if there be any wicked way in them.Amen

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Lorraine Tetreault
June 9, 2020

NLT
Today I appoint you to stand up against nations and kingdoms. Some you must uproot and tear down, destroy and overthrow. Others you must build up and plant.”
This is the Word.
Father I come against all evil spirits which are operating in this time of chaos. I pull down the strongholds of the enemy against our brothers and sisters, black, white, Asian or any other race. I ask you to uproot, destroy and pull down the spirit of hate that is running in our world and our United States. You gave us the power to rule and reign and now is the time. I plead the blood over our nation for safety and love and I come against this spirit now in the name of Jesus.

Revelation 5:10
And have made us kings and priests to our God;
And we shall reign on the earth.

Father I am standing on your Word. I stand in the power you have given unto us. As I pray for you protection, your wisdom and your grace over us and this country we will walk in your Word and what you have given us. I pray your peace and love cover over this nation and all nations. I pray the Holy Spirit touch the hearts of the people and give them wisdom. Take the stony heart and turn that heart to flesh and love. I plead the blood over all peoples in all nations. Turn your hearts to God and the love he imparts to us. God Bless our nation and the people. Holy Spirit spread your love abroad in all hearts.

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Kim Pascarella
June 9, 2020

Lord, in Your name we bind the spirit of rebellion and ask that you convict the citizens in this area to be brought under the Holy Spirit’s conviction of their sin. We ask for true repentance that leads to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. We pray You would restrain the evil in this area and give Your courage to Your children to do what is right and speak Your Word with boldness. Lord, arise and let Your enemies be scattered. Please bring revival to Minneapolis. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Susan
June 9, 2020

We need the correction for this sin filled world.

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Jim
June 9, 2020

MusIim patrols will no doubt take over like in N.Y. So you won’t be without police: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSWEzH54Zjc&t=27s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm9KMPC8WOo&t=157s

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    Colleen Crigler
    June 9, 2020

    I agree with you. Ellison, the one starting this move to disband the police is a Muslim. His father is Minnesota’s attorney general. I really believe they are using this chaos to bring in Sharia law. But, God is bigger! He stands in the heavens & laughs at the plans of man & then He brings them down. Psalm 2. Also Psalm 7 especially verses 10-17. Praise God that we serve the One True God!

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Abe Glaser
June 9, 2020

As the song goes, “Who ya gonna call…” when the bad guys show up? If Black lives matter, why have they not cleaned up Chicago? Only some black lives mattter. Only the one killed by white cops. Logic tells me that there is a flaw in the statement that “black lives matter.” Logic also tells me that there is an agenda to take power away from the people.

The question is, are we going to do something about this conspiracy? We need the police to survive as a society. Without law enforcement, we will descend into anarchy and it will be the wild west as never before. Everyone armed and wary of who is coming at them.

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    Lisa
    June 9, 2020

    I agree, without the police, who will come to our aid or fight crime. Do we go back to the Wild Wild West Days where everyone has a gun. Let’s not forget, the left is trying to take people’s guns away.

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Jane Spalholz
June 9, 2020

The Black Lives Matter group do not really care about black lives or anyone’s life. They have killed black people and destroyed black businesses. They are of Marxist ideology bent on destroying our freedoms through intimidation, violence and fear. May we not allow them or embolden them. May Christians pray Jeremiah 1:10.

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    Lois Taritas
    June 9, 2020

    Amen they are a demonic group stirring up dissention! Evil Evil Pray Pray to bring this stronghold down to the pit where it came from.

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      Lynn
      June 9, 2020

      Black lives matter was organized by 3 radical women. They are an agenda to push the LBTQ Movement. They dont care about the black community. Do the research & you will see. They are also being funded millions of dollars. Lord please open up the eyes of the ones being deceive.in the precious name of Jesus.Lord put a firewall around our police officers, there are good ones out there. Protect them Lord againt the enemy.Amen

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Marie Dorsett
June 9, 2020

Mr Kubal I understand all you are saying that man is flawed ect, I believe the words of truth from the Bible but I do believe you are missing the point of what blacks are saying now & has been saying for years. I am from the Caribbean & we have our own form of racism, in this nation there is systemic racism that has been entrenched in the very fabric of the constitution of this nation. I love this country, my children were raised & schooled here.I have 3 grandsons that were born in this country, why is it that they are being raised to be afraid of the police that are suppose to keep us safe. I do not agree they should be defunded, but I do however believe there should be more oversight & better communication between both parties. I honestly do not think my white friends get it, they need to listen to what we have been saying for years. I have had the most conversations this past week with my white friends & I confirmed what I have always know, they have no idea what I as a woman or we as African Americans have had to live through.For each of us to truly understand each other, we need to be willing to walk a mile in each other’s shoe.

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    Dave Kubal
    June 9, 2020

    Marie – I am not missing the point, I understand and agree we constantly need to be vigilant to address all forms of racism. My point is that disbanding the police will only make matters worse. Starting your own force will not work – the NYC BLM is forming a military branch to enforce their own laws.

    The true agenda of BLM will not accomplish what you and I both want. Please read https://staging.ifapray.org/blog?single=43645.

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    Barbara Hesch
    June 9, 2020

    Marie, have you ever heard of Candice Owens? She is a woman who happens to be black. She just put out a video in response to Mr. Floyds death. Please try and listen to it. She addresses this issue. She’s an amazing lady, blessed with amazing insight. I just want to add that I was raised to have respect for all authority. I have a healthy fear of authority, which means, if I break a law, I should expect to answer to authority. I am white, and do not rely on my skin color to excuse me. I just try the best I can to observe the law and above all show respect. The Bible teaches that a soft answer turns away wrath. This is what we should teach our children. Have a blessed day.

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    Laurel Sweigart
    June 9, 2020

    Every black person, every American for that matter, needs to watch this fact-filled video from this brave black woman, Candace Owens, who is, by the way, a believer. Very enlightening.

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    Laurel Sweigart
    June 9, 2020

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fij8TPOFEOO.
    Or just go to you tube and find Candace Owens, George Floyd facts

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Ronda Orchard
June 9, 2020

Father, God, thank you for your discipline and rules for living in a depraved and dying world. May justice and good counsel replace old, tired and apathetic indifference toward sin. May your work be seen in the creation of just and truthful legislation at the city, state, and national levels. May you bring to leadership those who possess wisdom and reverence with love for their communities and their fellow man.

I pray that the deception and lies of the father of lies be exposed and destroyed by the very media they use to perpetuate hate.

Tear down the towers of Babel whose purpose is to propagate lies, misinformation and throw confusion on the flames of international distress.

Cause us to turn the cheek of revenge into the peaceful approach of reconciliation among nations and neighbors.

Bring to justice those who seek to dominate the weak with laws holding hidden agendas.

We give you the praise and the glory for do great things. amen

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Robin Romano
June 9, 2020

It is ludicrous to think that we can govern ourselves without policemen in our communities. We see that in evidence in some of the laws in California where anarchy reigns. What is this now the Wild West where every family will have to arm themselves to protect themselves.Sure becAuse of sin there is corruption in the police department and what seems like every area of society. If we would endorse our laws written in the books with integrity perhaps we would have peace. Always trying to throw the baby out with the bath water.

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Terri bassett
June 9, 2020

Rule of law is here to protect our lives, our families, our property our businesses, dear Father God please cover our land with your grace. Please forgive us all for our trespasses and our lack of asking you for your divine guidance. AMEN

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Patricia Moulton
June 9, 2020

Father, this crisis is nothing new under the sun but we call on Your Son, Jesus, to be the answer that will confound the enemy, unravel his confusion, bless from the curses, bring real healing to systemic issues and visit this city with power. If the church can’t be enough, You are more than enough! We are an abject failure without Your extraordinary strategies, inspiration and caring. Bring us hope for real Holy Spirit power into Minneapolis, St. Paul and the state of Minnesota so her light will shine. Jesus, Minneapolis, St. Paul and Minnesota need You and to put You on the throne–NO KING But JESUS!

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Joan Bartruff
June 9, 2020

Heavenly Father in Jesus Name, I ask you to open the eyes and unplug the ears of individuals in America, who seem devoid of understanding the necessity for police to enforce law to protect the general population from evil. Lord, I rebuke in Jesus’name the influence of demonic forces that tempt people to think “defunding police departments” is an answer to any problems we face. Lord, I pray this evil idea will dissolve into “nothingness”. I pray you will grant wisdom to leadership at all levels to stand firm and support all Law Agencies which protect us from forces of evil. Lord, turn all hearts in America to the truths of Holy Scripture. Bless all those honest, hardworking, brave men and women who lay their lives on the line to provide protection for all citizens. Strenghten them and their families as they carry out the dangerous work of policing. Grant them wisdom in their decisions as they work their daily “beats”. Bring them home safely to their loved ones. Lord have mercy on America. Amen

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Barbara Hesch
June 9, 2020

Common sense should tell us that the only people that would benefit from this would be criminals and lawbreakers. Should we also defund the military? The primary role of government is to protect the people. Our police officers need our prayers because their lives have never been in more danger than now. Yes, their lives matter too.

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    Joan Bartruff
    June 9, 2020

    Thank you Barbara. I love hearing “All Lives Matter”. Yes, even the unborn!

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