Rodger McDaniel FILE

Rodger McDaniel

Republicans from the president on down the ballot are making hay out of an imprecise slogan used by some anti-police-brutality activists to “Defund the Police.” President Trump would have you believe the slogan means the police and the criminal justice system will be unable to protect you from crime.

Isn’t this ironic. The only people in Wyoming working to “defund the police” are conservative members of the Legislature. Specifically, it’s the “no-new-taxes” caucus. Actually, they are taking it a step beyond. These politicians are defunding the entire criminal justice system more irrationally and thoughtlessly than any Minneapolis City Council member could have imagined.

Rodger McDaniel lives in Laramie and is the pastor at Highlands Presbyterian Church in Cheyenne. Email: rmc81448@gmail.com.

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