High School Politics

WorldNetDaily posted an article this morning about threats being made against the President, congress members, and conservative supporters of same.  Historian Victor Davis Hanson warns there are “James Hodgkinsons” out there who could turn Democrats’ calls for violence into real violence.  Hodgkinson is the fellow that opened fire on the Republican congress members as they practiced for the annual congressional baseball game in 2017.

It’s completely ludicrous that an elected official or anyone else running for president, holding office, or campaigning would make the statements we’re hearing.

Joe Biden said if they were in high school, he would take Trump “…behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.”

Sounds to me like Joe is re-living his high school days– yet he thinks he’s the best candidate running for President of the most powerful country in the world???  Is that how he plans to handle Putin?  Kim Jung Un?

Then Senator Cory Booker D-NJ said Trump “…makes me want to feel like punching him…”

AOC refused to condemn the Antifa attack on the Tacoma ICE center.

Ilhan  Omar “has repeatedly dipped into language that slurs the Jewish people, is also openly embracing calls for violence against political opponents.”

We all remember Maxine Waters’ call for people to confront Trump administration members wherever they see them and “get in their face” and tell them they are not welcome in that restaurant, or that gas station, wherever they are.

And then Hollywood.  Actor Robert De Niro has repeatedly said he’d like to assault Trump.  A month before Trump was elected, De Niro said he’d like to “punch him in the face.”

Comedienne Kathy Griffin is still feeling the reverberations of the picture of her holding up a fake decapitated head of President Trump.

Lady Gaga said she’d like to “blow up the White House.”

“Celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Snoop Dogg, George Lopez, Moby, Rosie O’Donnell, Mickey Rourke, and Larry Wilmore seem to relish the media attention as they discuss or demonstrate what they consider to be creative ways to kill the president,” Hanson wrote.

How is it that celebrities can make such statements and not at least be questioned, when common people who make such statements are paid a visit from the men in black suits??  Truth be known, some of these people probably ARE questioned, or at least spoken to, but the liberal media certainly is not going to report that.  And yes, they do have the right of freedom of speech, but when that speech becomes the instigator that sets those words into action, and those actions are never condemned, then it’s an abuse of the freedom and failure to take responsibility for adding to the problem.

Hanson is absolutely correct when he said “…The current climate is becoming scary…if any of the thousands of James Hodgkinsons in America take such threats seriously and act upon them.”

The political arena is messed up enough without adding high school antics of threats and name-calling.  It’s a long way from the civil discourse some of the same people say they want while they are participating in those antics.

Presenting common-sense ideas (that are really based on common sense), seeking to resolve national security issues, protecting citizens’ freedom, making America a better country to live in, and supporting the Constitution is a lot more meaningful and indeed necessary to being a leader in the freest country in the World.

So dump the high school politics.  We are all better without it.