President Trump delivers on Campaign Promises to stand with Law-Enforcement and Veterans signing two Major Bills
As President Trump has been doing since he took the office in the White House, he has delivered on yet another campaign promise as he carries out his support of our law enforcement by signing the Public Safety Officer Benefit Improvement Act Bill into law. We always want to make sure that the families of those who serve is taken care of, and this bill does exactly that. As the President shared many encouraging remarks of our law enforcement, he was surrounded by many men and women in uniform.
“We will always support the incredible men and women of law enforcement. I can speak very strongly for myself and for Mike Pence, our Vice President. We are behind you 100 percent. Every single day America’s law enforcement officers, firefighters, first responders, and their families make tremendous sacrifices for their communities and for their nation.” So often, we can take our law enforcement for granted, and forget that it is only when we need them the most that they are first on our mind. The President shares the accurate reality of what they endure each and every day. “When a home is threatened, when danger visits our doorstep, when innocent lives are on the line, Americans turn to their courageous officers of law enforcement because we know they are here to serve and protect us all. They sacrifice every day to keep us safe.”
Not only is there a sacrifice paid everyday as uniforms across America are donned as these brave men and women begin their patrols and shifts in their respective areas, but there is an absolute sacrifice when one is killed in the line of duty. “Our duty as Americans is to honor their service and sacrifice and to protect those who protect us. Today I am proud to sign two laws to help fulfill that very, very sacred commitment.” The President then begins to share how the Public Safety Officer Benefit Improvement Act will help those who have been injured in the line of duty, as well as their families. “The Public Safety Officers Benefits Improvement Act will help disabled officers and firefighters and families of those who fall in the line of duty quickly receive all of the benefits they so justly deserve.” The President continued to share, “For too long injured officers have suffered and the children of fallen officers have put their dreams of college on hold, while bureaucracy delayed crucial benefits, made it impossible for their families. No longer. It’s unacceptable, and it’s going to end today. In fact, it’s going to end in about one minute.”
This bill is not just about getting the needed benefits to our law enforcement, first responders, and their families, but it is about cutting the red tape of bureaucracy so that these families get their benefits quickly. “This bill speeds approval times by giving state and local enforcement a greater role in determining eligibility and lets applicants track the progress of their claims online.”
This is important. It is awesome to see the President, once again, put his words of promise to action, with pen and paper. The disrespect of law enforcement has been outspoken and appeared to be celebrated over the last 8 years. What we are witnessing is a complete 180-degree shift from how things were being carried out during the previous administration. When we understand the role that our law enforcement plays in our culture, we understand the vitality for every one of them. Paul Harvey does an outstanding job describing the intricate details of what it’s like to carry out this lifestyle.
Honor and respect is not something that should be given only at certain times. It is what God calls us to render at all times. As Romans 13:6-7 shares, “This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.”
Sweeping changes in the Veterans Affairs Office to Accelerate and Modernize access to Medical Records for Veterans-Trump administration standing with those who are standing with Americans for our Safety and Liberty
As the President recently signed a bill into law that would help law enforcement and their families receive the needed benefits they deserve, he also signed a bill that would help veterans. This bill helps those veterans transitioning into civilian life to begin a new career in law enforcement. It is the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act.
As the President continues to describe, “the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act allows the use of federal grants to help our military veterans transition to new careers in law enforcement.” The President does an outstanding job using this opportunity to express his personal appreciation and condolences to the many men and women in our armed forces that are serving all around the globe to protect our way of life. “We love our veterans, and they’re serving overseas, they’re in harm’s way, and they are doing things that very few people would have the courage to do, and we will be and always will be incredibly proud to have them with us, and they’ve been with us like nobody, and we are going to be protecting them. They’ve been protecting us. We’re going to be helping them right now. They’ve really been with us, in terms of freedom, in terms of our rights, and we’re right now, in terms of their rights.” The President has continually been outspoken regarding our service members because he understands the top priority of keeping our nation safe and the citizens within its borders safe. “As president, keeping Americans safe is my highest duty, and supporting law enforcement is my unwavering commitment.”
It is good to see our President standing behind our military and those that are electing to transition out of the military. For some, transitioning out of the military life can be the hardest part. Transitioning back into the civilian world can be a greater culture shock than the transitioning of seeing a war zone. One comes after months and months of intensive training, classes, and culture preparation. While the other can only be realized in the reality of itself. No matter how much you tell yourself “you’re getting out”, the difficulties can’t be realized until they come.
It’s important to understand that one cannot expect to understand what a veteran is going through, transitioning back into civilian life, if we have not experienced the same reality, or if we are not willing to listen. Veterans Health Administration captures this paradigm as they show multiple veterans expressing the hallmark response to someone asking how they’re transition is going. “I’m good”. When we truly begin to demonstrate a caring and empathetic ear will we begin to hear the responses that reveal the rawness of their hearts? “I’m good. But I don’t feel anything anymore.”; “but nobody understands”; “but I don’t even know who I am anymore”.
This was true for Steve Kaliszewski. After he served two combat deployments with the Marines, he only had a few short weeks left until his enlistment contract was over. Suddenly, he found himself in an entirely new city, trying to begin a new life. It seemed as if his life viciously crashed onto the rocks of despair, until God stepped in. Steve shares his story of how the transition back to civilian life was more than he could navigate and that his only refuge came when he cried out to Jesus. His story is one that you’ll want to share with every family member or friend that is in the military and thinking about getting out, or the veteran that still struggles within civilian life, whether they finished their service last week, or twenty years ago.
See the full report of how President Trump is defending our law enforcement, as well as our servicemembers and veterans, how we can have empathy and understanding for all of those who serve, for those who are beginning to navigate a new life as a civilian, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: The White House, Vice President Mike Pence, fire department, Emergency Medical Technicians, first responders, U.S. Military, policeman, policewomen, men and women in uniform, Paul Harvey, Veterans Affairs Association, medical records, PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, honor, respect, and authority. John and Steve shared in this segment.
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