Democrats will do anything to avoid being held accountable for the consequences of their poor policy decisions. That was clear when Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot blamed the recent spike in carjackings on “unloved” teens and not her soft-on-crime policies.
According to Townhall:
Ignoring Chicago’s anti-gun laws that leave law abiding Chicagoans defenseless, anti-police rhetoric that demonizes and undermines the efforts of law enforcement to uphold the rule of law, and lenient policies that often treat criminals as victims, Lightfoot is now literally putting feelings over facts.
“There are too many young people in this room that feel unloved, and we need to change that if we are going to change the trajectory of their lives,” Lightfoot said during an event with young residents of her city over the weekend. She added that Chicago cannot “arrest ourselves” out of crime, as FOX 32 reported.
Here’s the thing: Yes, young people feeling like they have no option other than a life of crime is a problem. But the root causes of that problem are more of the left’s policies that seek to make people dependent on government through on an ideology that seeks to convince Americans — young ones especially — that the “system” is rigged against them and they can’t achieve a full or rewarding life without the government’s help.
But it’s not “love” to teach the rising generation that they can’t build the life they want, one better than they may have been raised in. It’s not “love” to tell them they’re victims of and will continue to be victims no matter what they do. It’s not “love” to undermine the idea of personal responsibility. And when Democrats add to their disastrous family and fiscal policy a heaping portion of lenient prosecution policies that avoid consequences for criminals in the name of “reform,” you get the messes we see on the streets of Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and elsewhere.
Perhaps it’s time for Lightfoot to consider trying some tough love and actually hold citizens accountable for their actions.