I go to work every day. My job is important to me. Could my company get along without me? Of course. Anyone can be replaced, but it would never occur to me to boycott my employer because of my political convictions. Boycotting your job to prove your worth is a good sign that you don’t value what you do and aren’t offering much to the economy.
What could be worse than millions of demanding foreigners who ignore our laws, protest how we enforce them, and refuse to leave? How about American citizens and government officials who stand with them? Protests over ICE raids rounding up criminal illegals make a very disheartening statement about where our citizens place their loyalty.
Protests over ICE raids: crime is an exception to the law
While the outcry got louder over ICE’s immigration clean up, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told us:
Of those arrested, approximately 75 percent were criminal aliens, convicted of crimes including, but not limited to, homicide, aggravated sexual abuse, sexual assault of a minor, lewd and lascivious acts with a child, indecent liberties with a minor, drug trafficking, battery, assault, DUI and weapons charges.
Were you surprised that Jeff Sessions didn’t show up for his confirmation hearings in a white robe and pointy hat? That’s what we were told to expect, but Sessions didn’t spew any racist invective. He didn’t prove to be the monster portrayed by the joint media-Democratic Party smear campaign based in large part on a contentious, thirty-year-old nomination for a judgeship.
Get out your dictionary and look up the meaning of bigotry. Intolerance, not race or religion, is what bigotry is all about. There is nothing in the definition to imply that liberal politics makes intolerance acceptable.
How many signs have been displayed by anti-Trump protesters demonstrating against bigotry? Democratic dissidents are so fixated on despising everything about the president that they are blind to their own bigoted hypocrisy.
Too often something you want takes a big piece out of you when you get it, like a cute stray dog that sinks its teeth into your hand the moment you offer it a snack. Trump’s plans to repeal the “no stumping from the pulpit” Johnson Amendment runs a big risk of doing exactly that.
Johnson Amendment repeal: did Trump think this one through?
If the crowd of demonstrators at O’Hare Airport last Saturday really wanted to demonstrate against something serious they should have gone into the city. The handful of travelers1 who fell under the net of President Trump’s heightened security restrictions couldn’t compete with the 17 shootings that had already taken place in Chicago since Friday.2 That’s what happens when politics chooses our moral high ground.
Here we go again, arguing over torture. President Trump has been in office less than a week and he has already revived the debate over whether torture is wrong. The real question is why right or wrong matters. Why announce limits on how far the U.S. is willing to go? That’s what Obama did.
Ask yourself: what responsible leader would tell the world we are placing restrictions on what it takes to shut down those looking to kill, maim, and yes, torture our people?
Kindness is a popular word nowadays. It doesn’t have much to do with generosity or random acts. Instead, kindness is the new word for attacks on the right and most of all, President Trump.
Even if the rumors and lies were true, Trump’s alleged hateful agenda would pale in comparison to what we saw during the inauguration.