The left's intolerance on full display Friday
Maybe Senator Sanders will get a question like this: Senator, what do you think of all of those protesters shutting down free speech and carrying your placards? What if a bunch of people with Trump signs interrupted one of your rallies?
Friday was a terrible day for tolerance in the U.S. – a terrible day for those who of us who believe that respectful disagreement is a good thing and healthy for our politics.
It was also a bad day for kindness and civility.
First, Mrs. Clinton said something pleasant about Mrs. Reagan, who was buried Friday. Her remarks were nothing more than a kind comment about a 94-year-old woman who passed away. Nothing more, nothing less. Just simple courtesy and good taste after attending a funeral. She was not endorsing the Reagan years or anything like that.
The left went crazy. They forced Mrs. Clinton to take it back. Shameful. Terribly weak on the part of Mrs. Clinton, too!
Second, some protesters shut down free speech in Chicago. Unfortunately, a sad collection of people decided that 25,000 of their fellow citizens at the Trump rally do not have First Amendment rights.
I guess their definition of free speech is agree with me, or I will shut you up and then yell obscenities on live TV.
As AT readers know, I have serious problems with Mr Trump. However, he is entitled to a speech or an event. I have even bigger problems with Senator Sanders and Mrs. Clinton, but I wouldn't interrupt one of their rallies.
So what is going on? How did the land of the free and home of the brave turn into this? The answer is intolerance with a lot of ignorance!
Last night, I saw a protester with a sign that read "health care for all." Does this young woman know about Obamacare? Or is she saying that she wants taxpayers to pay for health care?
I saw a couple of people with Mexican flags. This is very interesting, because Mexico deports illegal immigrants.
I saw a young man answer a reporter's questions with just one obscenity after another. Are his parents proud of him? Wonder what will happen when this kid grows up and has prospective employers ask him about that video on YouTube...
In fact, most of the protesters interviewed didn't have a clue about a thing or were just angry that Mr. Trump had come to their campus.
In the short run, this incident will energize the Trump supporters.
In the long run, and more importantly, what we saw Friday is a sign that too many people don't really understand tolerance or respect for others.