Love is all around us. I see so many Democrats talk about love. Why can’t we just have universal love, folks ask? Why is there so much hate? Love is present, but one must sometimes look for it. I have spoken of the song “If we only have love” by poet and singer Jacques Brel. Besides being utterly beautiful, the song really does crystallize the Democratic party in many ways. And to find love, we need look no further than among each other — and the valiant heroes who fought for us on January 6. One of those heroes is Capitol Police Officer Michael Fanone.
You may have seen him on television, in particular CNN. He is as brave a hero as one can find. And on January 6, he was viciously beaten by crazed insurrectionists. They could not take away the love that shines from him.
Fanone has been an outspoken critic of the January 6 attacks and has become an activist in his own right. He also testified before the January 6 committee. Sadly, some of his colleagues were reportedly not pleased with his activism. And now Fanone has resigned from the police force.
“Clearly, there are some members of our department who feel their oath is to Donald Trump and not to the constitution,” Fanone said. “I no longer felt like I could trust my fellow officers and decided to make a change.”
It is unfortunate that such a brave soul could possibly receive derision for his bravery, but this is the world we now live in.
The good news is that Fanone has a new job — and it’s with CNN. This is one of their better decisions. CNN has hired Fanone as a contributor on issues of law enforcement. The world is a better place with Fanone in it, and CNN will undoubtedly be a better network with Fanone on it. We wish him all the best in his new occupation.