As the crippling crime wave stirred up in the summer of 2020 persists in Philadelphia (and other big blue cities), Dave Magrogan, a restaurant owner and businessman in the city, explains its plight in a Fox News editorial. Magrogan explains in his op-ed that “This is how a city falls.” He writes:
Everyone acknowledges there is a serious crime problem in the city. The mayor and the district attorney offer no aggressive solutions to protect the citizens. The police feel abandoned by the district attorney’s office and the time it takes to process a criminal is longer than the criminal will spend in jail.
As the windows of my restaurant were shattered on Sunday night, I realized like many of the citizens of Philadelphia there will be no justice in this case. There will be no real investigation and nobody will be held accountable. The resources of the police department are razor-thin and a smashed window is not a priority.
This is how a city falls. A smashed window becomes acceptable and part of life. Next, it’s a stolen car or a home burglary. Eventually, violent crimes, gunshots, and carjackings become an acceptable risk to living in the city. Walking around a corner and being mugged or beaten is now more of a concern than ever for tourists and citizens.
One of the fundamental responsibilities of city government to the taxpayers is to provide a safe and secure environment in our neighborhoods, schools, and business communities. If a citizen makes a decision to purchase a home, rent an apartment, or open a business they should feel confident their investment will be safe and protected by the law.
If there are no protections for people or property, why should someone choose to invest and commit to being part of the fabric of the community? Basic protections are the fundamental responsibility of our city government. They have failed in this endeavor and it is time for a dramatic change in leadership.
People of all parties and all walks of life deserve to live in a safe, non-violent, and thriving city. The policies currently in place are proven failures and continue to erode the residential and business environment that will help all citizens live a better life.
Action Line: Americans deserve peace in their streets. Main Street business owners deserve to be able to pursue their trade without riots, looting, and destruction threatening them every day. If you’re a small business owner who wants to enjoy the peace and freedom every American Main Street should provide, but your politicians are more interested in protecting criminals than you, it’s time to look for a better America. Start your search with my Super States. In the meantime, click here to subscribe to my free monthly Survive & Thrive letter, and you’ll learn more about me and how I help American families improve their personal and financial security.
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