The President Calls For Unity
Late yesterday evening, President Trump issued a brief video message from the White House. He condemned the "heinous attack" on the United States Capitol, and expressed his outrage at the "violence, lawlessness and mayhem" caused by a small fraction of the massive, peaceful crowd.
The president declared that those who pushed past police to enter the Capitol "do not represent our country, and you will pay." Indeed, they will, thanks to an executive order signed by President Trump.
Then, the president turned to the future, saying that "tempers must be cooled and calm restored." He declared that his focus now is "ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power," and the president called for "healing and reconciliation." Here is a brief excerpt of his concluding remarks.
"2020 has been a challenging time for our people. A menacing pandemic has upended the lives of our citizens. . . Defeating this pandemic and rebuilding the greatest economy on earth will require all of us working together.
"It will require a renewed emphasis on the civic values of patriotism, faith, charity, community and family. We must revitalize the sacred bonds of love and loyalty that bind us together as one national family.
"Serving as your president has been the honor of my lifetime. And to all of my wonderful supporters, I know you are disappointed. But I also want you to know that our incredible journey is just beginning. Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America."
The Left Divides America
Anyone who thinks Joe Biden and the left will bring the country together must understand something: That isn't going to happen.
In stark contrast to the president's call for calm, healing and reconciliation, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris went on the attack. They did their best to exploit the riot at the Capitol Building by injecting race into the discussion.
Biden declared that if Black Lives Matter had been protesting at the Capitol, they would have been treated "very, very differently," adding, "We all know that's true and it's totally unacceptable."
So, Joe Biden has just condemned the Capitol Hill police as racists, which is utterly absurd. (By the way, I wonder if any congressional progressives now are rethinking their demands to defund the police!)
Doing her best Obama impersonation, Kamala Harris lectured (and lied) to the American people, saying, "We witnessed two systems of justice when we saw one that let extremists storm the United States Capitol, and another that released tear gas on peaceful protesters last summer."
The summer protesters Harris is referring to were not peaceful and the Capitol Hill demonstrators were gassed.
Once again, the truth is the exact opposite of what the left is saying!
All summer long in one city after another, including Washington, D.C., BLM activists were allowed to loot and riot while the police often stood down. In many cases, law enforcement was powerless to stop the rioting because liberal mayors and governors refused to call out the National Guard.
Adding insult to injury, some of the rioters were bailed out by liberal groups so they could loot and riot again!
Why would the president-elect and vice president-elect take the terrible situation at the Capitol and inject race into it? How is that unifying the country?
And after an entire summer of Joe Biden saying virtually nothing at all about the riots, or at best condemning only a few fringe people, he made no effort to condemn just the few fringe people who rioted at the Capitol on Wednesday. Biden demonized everyone at Wednesday's protest and the entire Trump presidency:
"They weren't protesters, don't dare call them protesters. They were a riotous mob, insurrectionists, domestic terrorists. . . We could see it coming.
"The past four years we've had a president who has made his contempt for our democracy, our Constitution, the rule of law clear in everything he has done. . . He unleashed an all-out assault on our institutions of our democracy from the outset. And yesterday was the culmination of that unrelenting attack."
The left is already making new demands for "pay back."
Pelosi is threatening again to impeach President Trump. Sen. Chris Coons and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are demanding that Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley be expelled from the Senate.
For what? They were using the right given to them under the Constitution to contest a disputed election, the same right that Democrats have used to contest every Republican presidential victory this century.
By the way, what was Kamala Harris saying about the riots and protests this summer? Harris said this:
"Everyone beware because they're not gonna stop. They're not gonna stop before Election Day and they're not going to stop after Election Day. And everyone should take note of that. They're not gonna let up and they should not."
What did Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez say about riots? AOC said this:
"I believe injustice is a threat to the safety of all people. Because once you have a group that is marginalized and marginalized and marginalized . . . they have no choice but to riot."
Well, that gets me back to what I wrote earlier this week. There are tens of millions of Americans who believe in faith, family and freedom, and who are sick and tired of the left's constant assaults on normalcy, on free speech and free elections.
We have been marginalized and marginalized and marginalized!
Steel yourselves. We haven't hit rock bottom yet. The left is making lists and demanding reeducation, prosecutions and cleansings. The left has no interest in unity.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi usurped her constitutional authority today by attempting to deny the president of the United States the ability to defend this country.
Various news outlets report that Pelosi spoke to General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, demanding that he prevent Trump from "initiating military hostilities or accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike."
The reports are based on a letter from Pelosi to various lawmakers in which she describes the president as "unhinged" and "unstable," and repeated her threat to impeach him.
To be clear, the president is the commander-in-chief, and he, not the speaker of the House, is responsible for defending this country.
It is incredibly foolish of Pelosi to assume that no foreign adversary would attempt to attack us or threaten our interests during a presidential transition of power. It is at precisely such a time when our enemies are likely to assume we are the most vulnerable.
More importantly, I believe Pelosi's actions further underscore the extent to which the left is prepared to go in order to destroy Donald Trump and everyone around him.
I know many of you are discouraged. But I am urging you to pick yourselves up from the mat and find your courage in God. We must fight back and work harder than ever before! I know I am going to do that.
The response to my request yesterday for feedback was overwhelming. An avalanche of messages poured in all night, and they're still coming!
I do my best every day to respond to all of my messages, but that won't be possible today. I assure you, however, that each one will be read over the weekend.
And I promise you, my friends, I am not giving up!