All Americans, regardless of their politics or opinions, should be very uncomfortable when people threaten the life of the President of the United States or use their celebrity position to say or do something similar.
While threats may give perpetrators a moment of media fame, they plant ideas into the heads of those who are mentally unstable. For example, we know that if a teenager commits suicide, more teenagers will entertain the idea.
Because of the First Amendment, the government cannot tell people what not to think or say, so what can be done?
If the mainstream and alternative medias practiced restraint and did not showcase the misdeeds of such people, then fewer ideas would be propagated.
If the media ignored such events then whether acts are committed by individuals acting alone, funded by criminal organizations or orchestrated by the deep state, influence would be greatly diminished.
At the very least Americans should know that the government takes all threats with the greatest concern and those who threaten will be questioned and investigated.
In contrast, Mormons pray for the President in temples many times a day. I’d like to see the Executive Branch highlight Americans who pray for the President, and urge the media to practice restraint as President Kennedy did1 so good is propagated and the President is persuaded to introduce peace on earth.
1 Listen to John F. Kennedy’s famous speech below:
I’m for inalienable rights, liberty, freedom, free markets, non-internvention (staying out of the affairs of other nations), peace, prosperity, the Golden Rule and limited government.
I do not endorse wars of aggression, murder, destroying other nations, endless wars, government propaganda, the forced redistribution of wealth, unnecessary and unconstitutional taxes, endless regulations or a central bank.
Those, as I understand, are the principles endorsed by our Founding Fathers. So I back any politician who endorses those fundamental principles.
Yes, but no. President Trump’s role is limited to the Executive Branch’s responsibilities as outlined in the United States Constitution.
Moral citizens of virtue cannot support corruption in government, unconstitutional wars of aggression, the forced redistribution of wealth, over burdensome taxation (aka theft), endless regulations, no representation in government, the steady advancements towards socialism and the disregard for inalienable rights, liberty and private property rights.
Should then the Pledge of Allegiance be to the flag, a ruler or to the country? Because the country is defined by the U.S. Constitution, perhaps we need a wording change.
It is the right of citizens to stand or kneel during the pledge. It is also the right of a professional athletes’ employer to fire them if they may contractually do so.
We need a president who is grounded on correct principles. Asking citizens to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance would be much easier if President Trump advocated correct, founding principles in voice and action. I recommend he appoint former Congressman Ron Paul as his tutor.
Or is this another distraction with a political goal in mind? Wrote Paul Craig Roberts:
The protests by black pro-football players by refusing to stand for the national anthem has come at an unfortunate time. It is playing into the hands of the military/security complex which is using President Trump’s loud voice challenging the “anti-americanism” to whip up patriotic fervor. It is amazing how people fall for it every time. The military/security complex and their presstitutes are creating public anger at those “attacking our country.” This anger will be turned from black football players to Russia.
I thought of this non-humorous idea and mentioned it to my semester’s team of BYU Spanish Translation students yesterday evening, who are working on an on-campus internship for WriteExpress.
We were all witness to the regime’s [North Korea] deadly abuse when an innocent American college student, Otto Warmbier, was returned to America only to die a few days later. We saw it in the assassination of the dictator’s brother using banned nerve agents in an international airport. We know it kidnapped a sweet 13-year-old Japanese girl from a beach in her own country to enslave her as a language tutor for North Korea’s spies.—President Donald Trump