The contrast in messaging between George W. Bush and Barack Obama at the memorial service for the 5 fallen police officers in Dallas could not be bigger. Bush kept it all class with a message that was honorable to the families, while Obama couldn’t help but inject racism and gun control messages, which is nothing short of disrespectful to the families sitting in the audience.
There was one comment in particular that President Bush made that’s extremely eye-opening. It will slap you right in the face and make you realize just what our police officers across the country sacrifice for strangers.
Here is what Bush has to say…
From Free Beacon:
“With their deaths, we have lost so much,” Bush said. “We are grief-stricken, heartbroken, and forever grateful.
Bush went on to say something that will shake you to the core…
“Every officer has accepted a calling that sets them apart. Most of us imagine if the moment called for [it], that we would risk our lives to protect a spouse or a child. Those wearing the uniform assume that risk for the safety of strangers.”
Bush called the massacre enacted by Micah Smith, who said he wanted to kill white police officers before himself being killed by police, one of “hatred and malice.” He spoke also against the divisive elements in American society
“At times, it seems like the forces pulling us apart are stronger than the forces binding us together,” Bush said. “Argument turns too easily into animosity. Disagreement escalates too quickly into dehumanization. Too often, we judge other groups by their worst examples, while judging ourselves by our best intentions.”
The crowd interrupted to applaud his remark.
“This has strained our bonds of understanding and common purpose, but Americans, I think, have a great advantage,” he said. “To renew our unity we only need to remember our values. We have never been held together by blood or background. We are bound by things of the spirit, by shared commitments to common ideals.”
At the country’s best, Bush said, Americans honor the image of God they see in others.
“At our best we know we have one country, one future, one destiny. We do not want the unity of grief, nor do we want the unity of fear,” he said. “We want the unity of hope, affection, and high purpose.”