(Liberty Bell) – There’s never been a time that our nation has more sorely needed unity.
This year has been devastating for national morale. We began the year with a sham impeachment that went nowhere and deepened the political divides we’d already been faced with.
Americans felt abandoned by their Democrat constituents, who were more concerned about gaining political points against the president than they were in securing jobs, health care, national security.
Then, coronavirus hit, and we spiraled quickly down into one of the greatest crises our nation has ever faced.
Millions filed for unemployment, people were forced to homeschool and stay indoors, small business owners saw the establishments they worked so hard to build go under water in a matter of weeks.
All while suicide, depression, and substance abuse skyrocketed and our civil liberties seemed to dissolve with a few flicks of governors’ pens.
Now, American cities have descended into chaos as otherwise peaceful protests against the death of George Floyd, a man horrifically killed while in police custody, turned into violent, destructive riots.
This is absolutely the last thing this nation needed.
While the vast majority of American citizens and politicians have the same view about Floyd’s killing, many on the left are determined to use the event to divide us anyway.
None more so than Hillary Clinton, who has once again come out of the woodwork to accuse Trump of “calling for violence” when he has done absolutely nothing of the sort. In fact, he’s been calling for peace!
On Friday morning, the President tweeted, “These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!”
Did you see any threats there?
Bear in mind, the left is calling for “justice” for Floyd, a fair call. This is no different than Trump signaling he will lend the military to aid with law enforcement. Both justice and enforcing the law, at the end of the day, require violence to some degree.
This is a stretch, at best, and horribly tasteless and irresponsible at worst.
Amazingly (or perhaps predictably?) tech giant Twitter, fresh of the heels of erroneously “fact-checking” a Trump tweet earlier this week, censored the tweet for “glorifying violence.”
How many tweets out there that glorify the violent protests remain uncensored?
“The president of the United States is calling for violence against American citizens,” Clinton wildly claimed.
“That is so wrong. We need honest reckoning and reconciliation. If you haven’t already joined the work to replace him in November, start now,” she said.
Her sentiment was echoed by the man in whose place Clinton on doubts wishes she was right now, presumed Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, who declared that Trump “is calling for violence against American citizens during a moment of pain for so many. I’m furious, and you should be too.”