Our Founding Fathers would be entirely embarrassed by us.
And no, I don’t mean just the democrats or republicans. In fact, the reason that these great men would be so thoroughly disappointed in us is because of our rabid unwillingness to look beyond these labels and act like Americans. We’re supposed to argue amongst ourselves – that’s what the First Amendment was made for, and there’s a reason why it was the premiere right bestowed upon us by our founders.
But when these arguments turn dangerous, we have neglected the responsibility that comes with this almighty right.
When Congressman Joaquin Castro this week revealed the personal information of Donald Trump donors via tweet, the nation was throughly repulsed. The only reason for such an act would be to incite some sort of retaliation against these folks. That is something not covered in our right to free speech.
Still, the mainstream media’s drive to divide us has pushed others over the edge as well, with pundits now extrapolating Castro’s true meaning.
Thursday on MSNBC’s “All In,” network regular and Above the Law executive editor Elie Mystal called for aggressive protesting outside of the home of Stephen Ross, the owner of SoulCycle and the Miami Dolphins, for holding a fundraiser for President Donald Trump.
Mystal said acknowledged the Hamptons were “very nice,” but indicated it didn’t have to be.
“People of color are already targets under this administration,” he said. “I have no problem with shining the light back on the donors who fund this kind of racialized hate. I mean, I go further. I want pitchforks and torches outside this man’s house in the Hamptons.”
Political calls to violence has been on the rise in America as of late.
Just this week a group of protesters gathered outside the home of Senate Majority Leader to express their opinion that something should “stab that mother***ker“.
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