The liberal left has long insisted that they are the party of tolerance and acceptance, but talking the talk and walking the walk are two very different things.
Our founding fathers had a very distinct idea about diversity – namely that all are created equal. This is the nation of freedom, after all. We, as Americans, should be ready, willing, and able to accept that we are a nation of people who don’t always see eye to eye. This is our strength.
Simply put: We learn from one another, despite our differences.
That’s why it is so disturbing when a candidate for the highest office in the land chooses to exclude anyone from the dialogue of their campaign.
One Breitbart reporter has found themselves on the receiving end up this political prejudice, penning an op-ed regarding their experience at the hands of a 2020-minded democrat.
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) has styled himself as a champion of press freedom, tweeting last October: “The press is not the enemy of the people but the best defense against tyranny.”
It is now August, and with his poll numbers falling in the Democratic presidential primary, O’Rourke has decided that he is entitled to abuse members of the press who cannot be relied upon to provide favorable coverage.
O’Rourke’s campaign ejected this Breitbart News reporter from a speech at Benedict College, a historically black college, on Tuesday afternoon.
This reporter was standing along the side of a lecture hall in the basement of the Henry Pinder Fine Arts Humanities Center, waiting for the event to start, together with roughly 200 students and college staff members. Other news outlets had set up cameras in the back of the room.
Several minutes after the 3:00 p.m. event had been scheduled to begin, a staff member in a Beto O’Rourke t-shirt approached this reporter and asked what outlet I represented. Upon reading the press credential on my chest, he put a hand on my shoulder and said, cheerfully, “Oh, hey. All right.”
A few minutes later, before the event began, a campus police officer approached this reporter and motioned for me to accompany him to the back of the room, adding that I should bring any property I had with me. In the hallway outside, he informed me that I was to leave.
We must ask ourselves whether or not this is the sort of behavior that we wish to see in the White House.
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