Leftist state and local governments across the country have targeted firefighters, police, and Christians in various ways, and the current mayoral election in San Antonio should raise some red flags for those groups. Leftists in SA have accused police of being racist, and firefighters of being overpaid, and Christians of being bigots. If leftist Mayor Ron Nirenberg wins re-election against City Councilman Greg Brockhouse, there could be a severe backlash against those groups in San Antonio.
Public safety (police and fire) are the most basic and essential roles of local and state governments, and the 1st Amendment of The Constitution should protect Christians. However, leftist governments across the nation are involved in social engineering at the expense of public safety and taxpayers, and the City of San Antonio’s government is no different.
Sadly, illegal behavior is excused and legitimized, while firefighters and police are disrespected and overworked, and Christian beliefs are attacked and ridiculed and even forbidden.
SA Mayor Nirenberg has not hidden his leftist views. In July 2016, then-city councilman Nirenberg spoke at a Black Lives Matter rally where radicals branded all police officers as racists and killers. Police work has been so maligned in popular culture and by the Mainstream Media, that the SAPD has a difficult time recruiting and retaining officers. That leads to officers being overworked because of a staff shortage.
The Mayor and City Hall Establishment dislike the SA Firefighters association because of their role in two significant elections. They were key in defeating the Streetcars project, and they proposed and won the city charter amendments that ousted SA city manager Sheryl Sculley.
As for Christians, the city council passed the Non-Discrimination Ordinance (NDO) in 2013 which has been used to exclude Christians and anyone the LGBT community accuses of discrimination. The recent Chick-fil-A contract issue which made national news is an example of religious discrimination by the mayor and city council.
Nirenberg has shown his liberal, progressive politics in other ways by supporting city energy and water policies based on the Paris Climate Accord. He has also welcomed illegal aliens and funded their legal defense with city taxpayer money. Additionally, he has supported the removal of Confederate monuments, as well as the relocation of the Alamo Cenotaph.
Voters should also be aware of the financial crisis the City may be facing because of a significant drop in property tax revenue. The Texas state legislature may cap the annual property tax growth for cities and urban counties at 3.5 percent, and that would cause a drop in the city’s revenue. However, rather than considering a cut in city spending, liberals, progressives, and the local liberal San Antonio Express-News are worried about where to find more taxpayer money.
The biggest challenge for Brockhouse will be to get a larger turnout at the polls. Less than 11.5% of the total of registered voters went to the polls, and Brockhouse barely lost to Nirenberg by about 3000 votes.
There is no doubt that Nirenberg is a liberal/progressive and that leftist politics influence him. If Nirenberg is reelected mayor of San Antonio, the police, firefighters, and Christians will probably face a political backlash of only because they didn't support him and his leftist agenda.
Citizens and voters should remember, the defense of freedom and liberty starts in your backyard at your poll.