TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Democrats do not relinquish power voluntarily, ever, period. Republicans frequently do, Democrats never do, so that's the first thing to know. Something obviously is going on here beneath the surface. This has to be an attempt to increase the power of the Democratic Party because every policy they push is. Always. And in fact, that's exactly what's happening here.
Democrats have no intention of abolishing the police. Listen carefully, and you will hear them admit that. Instead, they want to replace the police. Take the people who currently have badges, many of whom, by the way, voted for Donald Trump, and swap them out for new people, people who hate Donald Trump and hate the people who voted for Donald Trump. That's what is actually happening here, and it makes sense. Law enforcement is one of the very few institutions remaining in this country that the left does not yet control.
Democrats hate the police because they don't control the police. Very simple. Remember 35 years ago when Democrats were constantly attacking the U.S. Military? You don't hear that anymore. Why is that? It's very simple. The left took over the Pentagon. No reason to attack people you control, which they do, and they plan to do the same thing to your local police department.
Let's be clear, what Democrats are proposing isn't some form of radical libertarianism, where the cops leave and the citizens police their own neighborhoods. No, it's the opposite of that. What they are proposing is a power grab. Defund the police is a move toward authoritarian social control cloaked in the language of identity politics. Already in the middle of a total breakdown of law and order as we watch our cities burn, you are seeing new moves to prevent you from defending yourself and your family in the middle of it.
Just last Tuesday, Marjorie Greene who is running for Congress in Georgia posted this ad on Facebook and within two days, Facebook pulled it down.
So, Facebook has a policy against violence, not the violence engulfing our cities, but the violence of you defending your family. They create the chaos, you are not allowed to defend yourself. You are, in other words, and this of course is the point, wholly dependent upon them. In the future the left envisions, the only people who will have guns are people on their team, and that's exactly what defund the police really means. It means a woke militia policing our cities, enforcing Democratic Party orthodoxy. Imagine if the diversity and inclusion department at Brown University had the power to arrest you. Imagine if the Black Lives Matter rioters had weapons and immunity from prosecution. That's what they are talking about. Partisan law enforcement, and partisan law enforcement, incidentally, is hardly without precedent. In fact, it's the rule in the Third World. This is an attempt to bring it here.