There is still a silent majority and it is fed up with the nonsense seeping from the halls of city government in, especially, democrat-led cities that propose to defund police departments.
In just 48 hours, 65,000 signatures were received in support of a petition on www.StopDefunding.com, according to Mike Solan, President of the Seattle Police Officers Guild.
The website was set up to stop the effort of the Seattle City Council to defund the Seattle Police Department by 50%.
Solan has appealed to what he refers to as the ‘ignored majority’ who he urges to step forward and make themselves heard. Unless they do so, Solan warns they will find themselves “plagued with crime.”
“…crime will rise significantly, and over half, if not more of the police jobs in our city will be eviscerated.”
On a recent local radio broadcast, Solan described his plans for the petition,
“We may possibly release this to the city council to show them, hey, we’re not being controlled by the unreasonable activists that you’re governing to, and I call it governing by Twitter.
“This is the majority, the ignored majority I talked to and referred to.
“The reasonable majority of Seattle citizens and residents across this region that are showing support for law enforcement, saying, ‘No, no more, no more of your unreasonable activism.’”
Seven of nice council members publicly favor the 50% defunding, giving them a veto-proof majority. But two of the council members had to put up with mobs at their homes.
Solan remains optimistic.
“Well, any time you bend to mob justice, that doesn’t do anything positive for our society. That’s why I’m so positive about this.”
“In 36 hours, we have over 20,000 signatures. The ignored majority is saying, “No more.” And they will not bend to the mob. When we bend to the mob, we lose as a society.”
Suggesting that the violent activists are in reality, a small portion of the Seattle population, Solan said:
“And so these unreasonable activists, the loud fringe is what I refer to them, that dictate public safety political discourse in this city, are that, just that small microcosm of our community.”
He went on to say:
“But they are very loud and they are violent. But it’s going to take people to stand up and say, ‘Enough is enough.’”