Local GOP plans DIY recognition of first responders

Creative commons photo by NCDOTcommunications
Creative commons photo by NCDOTcommunications

Announcement from Buncombe County GOP website:

From the chair [Carl Mumpower] – In an upside down culture, it’s tough on everyone who’s engaged in keeping things tipped toward reality and reason. Those charged with public safety – Peace Officers – Emergency Services Workers – Firefighters – face a double dose of challenges. The past few years have been especially tough. Nothing of the hand of man is perfect, but the movement to portray these good guys in the same light as the bad guys has been inflated and insincere. We believe our First Responders deserve something better from the majority of Americas who are grateful for their service. And so, Buncombe County’s 45,000 Republicans and our partners in good governance are planning something…

When:  Monday, January 1st – 2018, 6:00-6:10
Who:  Everyone who wishes to send a message of support to our First Responders
Where:  Your front porch
What:  At the appointed hour, rain or shine, we are asking First Responder supporters to grab their flashlight – go out on the porch – turn that light on and point it up – and hold it there while offering a personal prayer for their safety and morale in the coming year.

That’s it – five minutes of your time to say thank you. It’s enough.

We’re planning some other things but this is the part where everyone can contribute with a minimum of fuss and intrusion. We need your help to make sure our First Responders can look up at the sky at six and see that they matter – lots. We’ve ‘got their six.’

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One thought on “Local GOP plans DIY recognition of first responders

  1. bsummers

    OK, I’ll bite. Why in the world is Carl trying to turn firefighters into a partisan hockey puck?

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