Open Letter to Cong. John Ratcliffe: It’s time to restore respect for authority

UPDATE 1/7/2017 – 

GOP Representative Pulls Down Anti-Cop Painting, Returns to Democrat

Honorable John Ratcliffe
Representative, Fourth Congressional Dist. of Texas
6531 Horizon Road
Suite A
Rockwall, TX

Subject: Death of police officers due to loss of respect for authority

One news source reports the deaths of 135 law enforcement officers in 2016, killed while in the line of duty. Sixty-five were fatally shot; twenty-one by ambush.

I learn this morning about a painting hanging on the walls of the tunnel between the U.S. Capitol building and Longworth House Office Building. The painting shown below depicts a policeman as pig shooting a black man with his hands up.

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According to a press release by Congressman William Lacy Clay (D-MO CD1), “Tonight, we are celebrating our sixteenth year of recognizing outstanding young artistic talent. As you can see from the artwork on display here, the level of talent is truly impressive. Your work is inspiring, and I encourage all of you to continue to develop your creative abilities.

The debate about the differences between art and pornography. Allow me this distinction.

Pornography stimulates the baser instincts of individuals; instincts that will not be satisfied by that alone.  Art engenders admiration for … glory and beauty, and thus the glory of [our] Maker. (Source: Ravi Zacharias)

The above painting is pornographic because it engenders rebellion against lawful authority, instead of promoting the divine benefits of obedience to lawful authorities.

I call on you to demand this painting be removed right away.

After January 20, 2017, we will have a new ‘sheriff’ in town and he has his work cut out to #DrainTheSwamp and restore respect for authority.


John White
Rockwall, Texas

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