By Duncan Smith

It would seem that the Democratic Party’s months-long tolerance of rioting, looting, and violence — all in the name of ‘social justice’ — is getting to be too much for rank-and-file party members.

Especially if they are law enforcement officers.

Two Democrat sheriffs have announced they are changing their party affiliation to Republican because they are sick and tired of seeing the violence we’ve seen all summer all around the country being excused or normalized by their former party.

Vanderburgh County, Indiana Sheriff Dave Wedding is one of them.

He said in a statement he’s 'tired of seeing fires set in our streets. I'm tired of people defying God, our church, our police, our government, and everything we stand for.'

And it doesn’t appear like he’s going to be much of a fan of the new ‘woke’ professional sports leagues, either, as they adopt kneeling during our anthem and Black Lives Matter’s ‘defund the police’ messaging.

“Watching the daily burning of American flags, failing to be able to use the word ‘God’ in any sentence at most Democrat-led functions, denouncing law enforcement as if we're the evil people. I am very proud of my profession in law enforcement and when people attack us, it's pretty insulting,” Wedding said.

Posey County Sheriff Tom Latham, a longtime Democrat, switched to the GOP too, and for the same reasons.

He wrote in a Facebook post:

'I have always lived my life by conservative values and have felt strongly that a political party does not define me as a person. That being said, my values – and the values of today's Democrat platform – are so different that I can no longer call myself a Democrat. The unity and hope once idealized by John F. Kennedy has been replaced with divisiveness and anger. Personally – and professionally – I can no longer be a member of an organization that promotes this agenda. I will not sit silently as Democrats urge the defunding of police across our nation. I will not be complicit in advocating for division.

'There are good men and women in law enforcement. Men and women who have given their lives for the safety of the community they serve. I have served alongside many. These men and women deserve to be respected, not demeaned and demonized. The evil and disgraceful actions of one officer, does not represent myself, nor does it destroy my faith in law enforcement as a whole.

“Today I move forward as a Republican officeholder, but I have many strong friendships with local Democrats here in Posey County. Those friendships will not change, and neither will my commitment to serve this great community.”

Americans love law and order — and of course, police officers love it, too.

So it makes perfect sense for them to switch over to the party that ‘backs the blue.’

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