State lawmakers returned to work Monday in a state Capitol battered by four days of protests. The building and surrounding monuments have been defaced with graffiti, and windows along the lowest floor were boarded up with plywood. Some windows on the second floor of the Capitol were also smashed with rocks. A state employee told legislative leaders that the offices of Gov. Jared Polis and his chief of staff both had broken windows.
The headline is misleading. As far as we can tell from the article, there weren't any counter protesters or white nationalists at the park. The militia members addressed their comments to people who were not there.
During COVID-19, governors, mayors and many local officials forgot about the 10th Amendment, the notion that those who govern closest govern best, and their own responsibility to those who elected them. ACRU Policy Board Member Ken Blackwell points out in this important editorial that it is indeed the purview of local leaders to take action, restore peace in their communities, and stop yelling for the feds to bail them out.
7/8: It is shocking to assert that “rioters, blockaders, cop-fighters, and people in ski masks” are the enlightened nobility who can save our constitutional republic from internal ruin.
6/7: Shareholder activists are taking direct aim at companies by abusing rules that publicly traded companies must follow to promote a far-left agenda.
10/6: If the anti-Kavanaugh forces had any sense, they would have put the kibosh on these nuts.
9/4: The people who repeatedly protested the Senate hearing today should be thankful that the side that still believes in civility has patience with them.
If the childish and thoughtless behavior of the protestors was indicative of the type of intellectual rigor and cultural behavior being taught in our classrooms today, this country is indeed in trouble.
It’s high time for universities like Berkeley to stop tolerating such misbehavior on their campuses.
From schools to Hollywood, the losing side angrily nurses its wounds.