Stand With Me
We are in a battle for the heart and soul of our country. The radical left is taking to the streets, destroying our cities, while the progressive media makes apologies for the rioting. Now is the time to step up if you are able.
"Healing Not Hatred"
If you missed President Trump's powerful remarks at the White House last evening, or perhaps you may be wondering if you heard a different speech from the one being described by the media, you can watch it here.
The president's remarks were completely in the mainstream of how previous American presidents have dealt with widespread social unrest.
Whether it was the Vietnam era, the assassinations of leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy, presidents have promised that they would try to rectify the situation that led to the social unrest. In his address, President Trump said, "America needs . . . healing, not hatred; justice, not chaos."
But every president has always said that we must first protect the people of our country from civil disorder, anarchy and, in many cases, outright barbarism. President Trump unapologetically declared, "I will fight to protect you."
This morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer issued a joint statement excoriating the president for "fanning of the flames of discord, bigotry and violence."
Think about that. For declaring that he would protect the American people, liberal congressional leaders felt compelled to condemn the president.
The chorus of movie stars and Hollywood celebrities calling him a "fascist" is too numerous to list. Rapper Ice Cube tweeted, "Will Trump be the first president to nuke a U.S. city? Stay tuned." As the president returned to the White House from St. John's Episcopal Church, CNN's Jim Acosta yelled, "Mr. President, is this still a democracy?"
Earlier in the day, the president told governors and mayors to get control of their cities, urging them to "dominate the streets." He warned them that their weakness would cause more carnage and destroy more lives.
Last night he essentially said, "Let me show you how it's done." He announced that multiple law enforcement agencies were being mobilized in Washington, D.C. And last night, Washington had the quietest night it has had in a week.
That Walk, That Bible, That Sentence
When the president walked out of the White House with multiple top officials, he was reclaiming America's capital for the American people. No mob was going to make him go to the bunker again. No mob was going to keep him inside the White House.
When he got to St. John's Church with a Bible in his hand, he looked at the church and back at the people. That really enraged the commentators.
If Barack Obama had walked across the park and held up a Koran, he would have been universally praised for his symbolic act of tolerance. But when President Trump holds up the book in which our founders discovered the central ideas of our republic, he's condemned as a fascist.
The president stood in front of the church and said this, "We have the greatest country in the world, and we will keep America safe." In that one sentence, Trump essentially said to everybody who has ears to hear, "There are two sides. Pick which one you are on."
As Ronald Reagan famously put it, this is a time for choosing.
The left and the people on the streets insist that America is evil and many want it destroyed. The apologists for anarchy say we must let the nation be burned, looted and raped to atone for racism. President Trump says, "I will keep America safe."
Nobody knows how this is all going to end. But I do know that President Trump in one bold moment last night drew a very clear distinction between the extremists who want to fundamentally transform America and those who want to defend and protect the rule of law and our constitutional republic.
The Rest Of The Country
Sadly, progressive governors and mayors continued to cower in fear of the mobs or they have actually encouraged the continued anarchy by suggesting that rioting and looting was somehow justified in order to advance social justice. And as the progressive politicians continued spewing their anti-police rhetoric, the violence against officers predictably increased last night.
There were multiple explosions in Philadelphia last night as thieves attempted to blow up at least 10 ATM machines in order to steal cash. In one case, a 24 year-old man killed himself when the explosives detonated early.