What a difference in tone from one administration to another, and the not so subliminal messages sent by a simple act of lighting the White House, in support of a cause, a principle or perhaps a hope.

During the Obama Presidency, perhaps the most publicized lighting of the White House came at the conclusion of the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.

President Obama hailed the landmark decision that evening by splashing the White House within a prism of rainbow-colored lights, and stating: “Today, we can say in no uncertain terms that we have made our union a little more perfect."


Obama's rainbow light celebration of same-sex marraige

Likewise, President Trump on Monday used the symbolism of the White House to honor National Police Week and those heroes who put their lives on the line, each and every day, our law enforcement agents.

“You are the thin blue line between civilization and chaos….” President Trump spoke to police. “I will make it the personal priority of my administration to ensure that our police are finally treated fairly, with honor and respect that they deserve.”

The president continued; “Every drop of blood spilled from our heroes in blue is a wound inflicted upon the whole country,” he said. “May today be the beginning of a new era of respect and appreciation for law enforcement.”

Pausing for a moment to perhaps emphasize the next sentence stating: “The attacks on our police must end, and they must end right now!”

He continued: “We must also end the reckless words of incitement that give rise to danger and give rise to violence. It is time to work with our cops, not against them, but to support them in making our streets safe, not to obstruct, which we’re doing; we obstruct them!”

The president paused again and continued: “It’s time for all Americans from all parties and beliefs to join together in a simple goal to ensure that every child in America has the right to grow up in safety, security, and peace. True social justice means a future where every child in every neighborhood can play outside without fear, can walk to school and can live out the beautiful dreams that fill their heart.”

And with those words, the White House was suddenly transformed into a sea of blue in honor of those men and woman, that thin blue line that stands as a buffer between a civil society and anarchy.

Of course, the reaction has been positive to showing this honor to our nation's police. After eight years of Obama's contempt towards our police, this is well past due...

You can watch Trump's Police Week 2017 speech here:

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