Donald Trump makes a hash of his administration’s COVID-19 testing regime. Why is the president handing his opponents a wedge issue by suggesting he wants fewer tests to present a false picture of the outbreak in America? Also, as the assault on American statuary continues in the streets, elected officials are joining with the mob in their attack on the nation’s history.

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  1. dicentra Member
    dicentraJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I desperately want this iconoclasm to be no more than a spasm, but I also know that the Left will keep pushing until it gets what it wants, and what it wants is unchecked power. The biggest check on their power is the electoral system and especially the Constitution. Having tumbled Jefferson’s statue they will then declare the Declaration of Independence to be null and void because Jefferson owned slaves (as did many of the signers). 

    And then they will declare the Constitution to be tainted by slavery and racism after they’ve razed statues of all the Founders and expurgated their names from our streets and cities.

    Who is going to stand athwart this movement and yell stop? Our elected officials, at least some of them, are more than willing to accede to the demands of the mob. The pandemic has made us weak and timid. POTUS is not up to the task of rhetorically pushing back against them. Tweeting “Law & Order” is absurd. Someone told him he has to be the law & order candidate, so he just tweets out the stage directions.

    I greatly fear for my country.

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    • June 23, 2020, at 11:11 AM PDT
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  2. Stephen Richter Member

    dicentra (View Comment):
    I desperately want this iconoclasm to be no more than a spasm, but I also know that the Left will keep pushing until it gets what it wants, and what it wants is unchecked power. The biggest check on their power is the electoral system and especially the Constitution.

    I think the check on their power will be the establishment democrat party. With mail in ballots and vote harvesting, the establishment will be unstoppable in terms of getting elected. Republicans no longer have a chance to win elections, so the establishment will no longer need to appeal to the left for their votes. Right now, the left is unchecked to make Trump look bad.

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    • June 23, 2020, at 3:27 PM PDT
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