Although a tiny, irrelevant newspaper in Jacksonville no longer formally endorses political candidates, they still tell you who to vote for; they are just sneaky about it.
Pundits in the opinion columns, which of course are all liberal, attack people they don’t want to see in office. This also is done in news stories, which differ little from the opinion columns.
Years ago the shrinking paper put its news and opinion pages under the control of the same editor. That foretold where it was going.
Currently under attack is T.K. Waters, who should easily win the sheriff’s job otherwise.
Waters is the only Republican in the race, meaning the only one for law and order. He also has the better record and background. His choice of a political party shows he can think independently.
But he has an opponent who has three boxes checked. Lakesha Burton is a black woman Democrat, therefore the liberal columnists and reporters are all in for her campaign.
But the fact that she is a Democrat is precisely why she should not be elected.
The party she belongs to considers the police to be oppressors and criminals to be victims.
In cities all across the nation that are run by Democrats, the police are hampered in doing their jobs. Prosecutors backed by George Soros are coddling criminals.
Yet at the same time liberal pundits absurdly are claiming Jacksonville to be a “crime capital” they are promoting a Democrat for the job of sheriff. That makes no sense.
In fact, the police can do little to prevent crime other than provide a presence, despite the Democrat promise of a Utopia where the police woo citizens into abandoning their criminal pursuits by conducting tea parties for criminals.
The Democrat Party is anti-family, when families with strong parental guidance are one of the primary ways crime is avoided.
What stops crime is arresting criminals and putting them in prison, where it is difficult for them to commit crimes. Those arrests also deter others who may be considering a criminal career.
Burton’s media arm is clever. It is attacking the current sheriff rather than attacking Waters directly. But it doesn’t fool many people.
It does not matter whether a candidate for sheriff is wearing a uniform while campaigning or not. What matters is the candidate’s beliefs.