You Will Be Made to Agree
After the latest police shooting of a black victim, public outrage again swelled to untenable levels. Protestors retook the streets. Washington D.C. became the sight of a particularly controversial event in which protestors berated diners. Marchers demanded those restaurant patrons raise fists in agreement. Anyone who refused was singled-out and hounded by the crowd, including a woman who agreed with the protest but would not give in to the demands of those shouting. While D.C. may be a notably progressive area, this mob mentality exists across humanity. Currently, protestors demand a raised fist, and any fist that isn’t raised in solidarity is a target.
Schools Open, Kind Of
Some schools have opened. Others are online. Still others are doing a hybrid of the two. For all, it’s a bit of a fiasco. Last semester, at the beginning of this pandemic, the New York Times reported that only about 50% of students showed up to online class, not even counting those who actually completed work. I don’t blame public education for this one. Schools did a commendable job trying to set up a complex, online apparatus in a matter of days. Rather, I wish them the best of luck after a summer to prepare.
The Destruction of a state
Two weeks ago, a rare storm worked its way across Iowa, leaving mass destruction in its path. This storm was the equivalent of a category two hurricane. It left hundreds of thousands without power, destroyed a reported 14 million miles of farmland, wrecked billions of dollars of property, and killed four people. Families are left living in tents, children aren’t able to make it to school, or even attend online classes due to power outages. But this was barely covered in the mainstream media, as riots, the RNC, and COVID captured the attention of a nation—leaving a state to struggle for its basic needs.
A Message to Those Trying To Escape
As John Locke so importantly noted, the natural rights of man are life, liberty, and property. The purpose of government is to protect those rights for its citizens. For many people living in major cities across the country, another truth is now equally self-evident: your government has failed you. Businesses that are already barely making ends meet have been burned to the ground, looted, or vandalized. As such, there will undoubtedly be an exodus from these cities. Some advice for those escaping to states like my dear Texas, don’t bring with you the politics of those who abandoned you in your time of need. Instead, buy a gun, enjoy your low tax rates, and engage with the community that makes states like this so great to begin with.
Murder Victim’s Father Sues Seattle and Washington State
Horace Lorenzo Anderson, Sr. lost his son from a gunshot wound in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone (CHOP). Anderson is suing the city and state governments for billions of dollars because the shooting and subsequent death would not have happened were it not for the state and local government that allowed “lawlessness” in CHOP. The rule of law was not enforced resulting in police and first responders being blocked from entering when Anderson Jr. was shot. The role of government is to protect individuals from violence and to uphold the rule of law yet they couldn’t even do that. Anderson Jr. might still be with us if Seattle’s mayor or the state’s governor dealt with CHOP.
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