Thursday, June 25, 2020
Burn It Down?
In recent days, I have written at length about the left-wing mobs trying to destroy our historic monuments, symbols of America's founding, as they ultimately seek to destroy America as we know it. That's not hyperbole, my friends.
Hawk Newsome, the leader of the Black Lives Matter movement in New York, was on Fox News yesterday. Newsome, who has a law degree, takes his inspiration from the Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam.
During an intense interview with host Martha McCallum, Newsome declared:
"If this country doesn't give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it. All right? And I could be speaking . . . figuratively. I could be speaking literally. . . I just want black liberation and black sovereignty, by any means necessary."
Note the phrase "by any means necessary." It was popularized by radical black activist Malcolm X, and has been adopted by the violent left-wing group that goes by the acronym "BAMN," which seeks to fundamentally transform America By Any Means Necessary.
Again, my friends, our country is at a tipping point.
Four hundred National Guard troops have been mobilized in Washington, D.C., to provide backup to local police and other federal law enforcement agencies.
They are preparing to combat left-wing anarchists who have threatened to tear down the Emancipation Memorial in Lincoln Park tonight. President Trump has vowed that it won't happen. We will report on any developments tomorrow.
In related news, the Justice Department is prosecuting more than 70 casesagainst rioters. The charges range from arson to murder. And kudos to Rep. Louie Gohmert for urging the Justice Department to use the RICO statutes to prosecute the radical left.
President Trump is attending a fireworks display at Mount Rushmore on July 3rd. I'm sure it will be a magnificent display of patriotism. But not everyone is happy about it.
Native American activist Nick Tilsen denounced Trump's visit and Mount Rushmore, calling it "a symbol of white supremacy, of structural racism," adding that it includes "the white faces of the conquerors who committed genocide." So Mount Rushmore is as evil as the Emancipation Memorial and must be destroyed too.
George Washington is featured on Mount Rushmore because he led the birth of the nation, which the left says was an evil act.
Thomas Jefferson is there because he oversaw America's westward expansion. Well, the left insists that led to a genocide of Native Americans, and Jefferson was also a slave owner, as was Washington.
Abraham Lincoln is on Mount Rushmore because he preserved the Union and freed the slaves. Teddy Roosevelt is there for his role in making America a leading industrial power.
Mount Rushmore won't be as easy to destroy as other statues or monuments, but that won't stop the left from trying. Some so-called "progressives" have been wanting to blow it up for years.
Mayhem In Madison
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers was forced to call out the National Guard yesterday after a mob in Madison vandalized state property, destroyed two historic statues and seriously injured a progressive state legislator.
Democrat state Sen. Tim Carpenter was beaten to the ground by demonstrators, got up, stumbled a few feet and collapsed with a concussion.
It took Gov. Evers 11 hours to comment on the destruction of the statues and the assault on Sen. Carpenter. Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes condemned the left-wing mob for assaulting Carpenter, tweeting:
"Very disappointed to see what happened to my friend Senator Tim Carpenter last night. We have a common purpose to bring justice . . . and individuals can't be reduced to collateral damage in the process, especially those on the proper side."
In other words, when you're assaulting legislators make sure you're getting those on other side, not your own guys. How's that for calming tensions?
Restoring Order In The Courts
The Senate yesterday confirmed President Trump's 200th judicial nominee. That's huge news, my friends! It's a major milestone in President Trump's promise to appoint conservative judges to the federal courts.
For the first time in 40 years, there are no judicial vacancies remaining on the critical appeals courts. These courts rank just below the Supreme Court, and the vast majority of important cases end there.
Let me remind you that Justice Ginsburg is 87 years old. Later this summer, Justice Breyer will turn 82. The next president will likely make one, perhaps even two, Supreme Court appointments. Those appointments, depending on who makes them, could dramatically alter the ideological balance of the Supreme Court.
For example, if President Trump were to make two appointments in his second term replacing Breyer and Ginsburg, the Supreme Court would consist of seven Republican-appointees and two Democrat-appointees.