There was even more yelling and screaming than usual in Washington this week. I’m not talking about the “peaceful” demonstrators in Lafayette Park, who were putting ropes and chains on the statue of Andrew Jackson and trying to pull it down.

I’m talking about in Congress, where there’s always a lot brave yelling and screaming about “We gotta’ do something about this” and “We gotta’ solve that.”

This week it was the police reform bill proposed by Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina.

Called the “Justice Act,” it included incentives for police departments to ban things like chokeholds and no-knock raids, plus grants for body cams and a commission to study the social status of black men and boys.

Everyone – especially the Democrats – has been clamoring for police reform for a month in the wake of the George Floyd killing by police in Minneapolis.

Scott’s proposal, designed as a first draft subject to bipartisan debate, went nowhere.

Though Democrats and Republicans agreed on probably 75 percent of its content, Democrats in the Senate wanted much more, so they killed the Justice Act in its cradle.

You can understand why ordinary Americans are so frustrated by the people in DC.

They posture. They bloviate. They sling all this BS – and then do nothing till after the next election.

Meanwhile, across the country young demonstrators continue to use Floyd’s death and what they claim is systemic racism by police as excuses to riot and mindlessly tear down or threaten the statues of American heroes like Abraham Lincoln.

Dozens of cities – all run by Democrats and many with black mayors and police chiefs – have done virtually nothing to protect their statues or property owners from the mob.

It’s long past time for Barack Obama, Basement Joe Biden and Blue State political “leaders” to condemn the lawlessness of the street protestors, the statue destruction and the takeover of several blocks in downtown Seattle.

Yet even as people die, buildings burn and gangs of looters and violent professional agitators roam their streets, Democrats and the liberal media keep calling it “a peaceful revolution.”

But the mass of the American people knows better. For a month they’ve been watching nothing being done to stop the destruction and violence.

Is it any wonder gun sales to whites and blacks are going through the roof?

Of course, if you take up arms and defend a statue from the mob, you’ll be the one who ends up in jail. This is where we’re at in upside-down America. The good guys are the bad guys and bad guys are the good guys.

The sad thing is, nothing is going to change anytime soon.

The Democrat appeasers are not going to get tough on the street mobs. They see the wave of lawlessness and disorder as a weapon to defeat President Trump. It may backfire, however.

Democrats are so foolish they actually think if Joe Biden becomes president things will get back to normal.

I’m sure the Poles thought the same way when they were taken over by Soviets after World War II: “If we just act nice to these bad guys, it’ll all be OK.”

But Democrats have learned nothing from history.

You don’t appease mobs, especially destructive mobs. You don’t take a knee to vandals. They only get more violent and demand more power.

The young Americans mindlessly tearing down statues of Ulysses S. Grant and demanding that police departments be defunded or disbanded are historical illiterates, but that’s not all.

They’ve been brainwashed by their college teachers into thinking that America is a terrible country built on racism.

Are there racists in America? Sure. But racism is not systemic the way it once was for seventy years in the Jim Crow South by law and in fact in the North.

Institutional racism, even if it existed the way Black Lives Matter and the demonstrators claim, is no excuse for destroying the country. It’s time for all of them to grow up, quit breaking things and start studying history.

Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of “Lessons My Father Taught Me: The Strength, Integrity, and Faith of Ronald Reagan.”

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JVW

BLM breakdown.

https://youtu.be/HMSTDsMXoD8

Davel2

This is going to surprise and may anger some of you, but I have to be honest with myself and you. This is by no means in support of Michael Reagan as I believe his speak is part of the problem. He points fingers at the left, but never does he admit the problem or its solution. I support BLM and all those that agree the problem of overly aggressive Police when interacting with unarmed black men needs to be addressed and corrected. I also firmly believe that statues of Confederate Generals need to be removed for reasons I've stated dozens of times. The protest has captured the attention of all leadership at the city, state, and federal levels. Examples are numerous with mayors enacting new plans and the US Congress holding inquiries to help them enact legislation. All of this is good, and I fully support it, but at some point, and that point is now, BLM needs to stop slapping everyone in the face, Now I know I am probably one of the most extreme Liberals on here and this seems surprising, but I believe if these protest continue and BLM starts attacking every single thing they believe is racist, they will lose all this support. An example, as trivial as it may seem, I was watching The Sound of Music with Carrie Underwood on YouTube. It's live for three

days only, with the intent of raising money for some very worthy causes. Three quarters of the way through the screen goes black and then Black Lives Matters is flashed. It is followed by a message and I am paraphrasing, that BLM has found this musical to be racist and it has requested the removed of this video. Seriously! The Sound of Music? Now don't misunderstand, I support peaceful protest completely, but one has to have a goal, a mission statement and a way to accomplish them. You can't just play it out day by day when the attention is on you. Establish your leaders, your mission, and engage in constructive change. I felt the same way when we had "Occupy." I fully supported it and so did many others. But after time it became senseless as there appeared to be no cohesive mission and the result was nothing was done to rein in these "Wall Street Gangsters." It's bad enough that those on the"Right" are always looking for an excuse to disavow anything they don't agree with, but when you hand it to them on a silver platter, you are being just as ignorant as they are. Thank you for allowing me to get this off my chest. I am curious how everyone else feels, intelligently, without the usual name calling and one-sided rhetoric.

JVW

Davel-Poo. No one is angry except the people burning down building, Looting, ripping and defacing our monuments and doing their best to destroy history. History is what it is, History..

I will try with you once again. You cannot make a Educated/commonsense opinion until you have all the statistics. That being said All the numbers of killings of all Humans. Then you can categorize them into sections and make an educated decision on what it is and what caused these Deaths. Until then you're making excuses and adding to the problem. No disrespect to you and your feelings. Once you/we establish these numbers/Facts Thats when the we will know if we are being killed for our color/race. The way police act in their town is simple to fix. The Mayor and the Governor have complete authority of these departments. Hence Chazz or Chop or what ever those Kooks are going by in Seattle is condoned by local government. Period>.

I don't want to offend you but people are people and it has to start with responsibility for your own actions.

When a person is detained or under investigation for a crime. A good idea is not to Punch, Kick, Fight or use your car or anything else as a weapon. You will most likely be met with force most likely deadly force. Choices have Consequences.. Everyone is responsible for there actions. There is a time in our country to fight and its in the courts.

That being said. Goerge Floyd was Murdered we all agree.

Davel2

JVW... I agree with you in part. I don't agree the Confederate Statues should remain as to me they are symbols of oppression. However, I do agree that individuals or mobs should not be pulling them down on their own. Acts of that nature in the US amount to vandalism. The local governments are currently under public pressure and are listening. They can be petitioned to remove them even if it needs to involve litigation. Perhaps moving them to museums or battle grounds would be a better location and preserve the historical value. Where they are now is seen as glorification and I

agree with that. There is a solution if everyone can calm down. In regards to the violent aspect of these protest, I don't condone it either. Once you start burning buildings you changed the conversation, in this case, from the the Police using deadly force on unarmed black men to the destruction of private and public property. It does disappoint me greatly when the violence starts, not just because when you burn an innocent person's business down and essentially create another victim, but that it also distracts the focus from the real issue. I prefer the teachings of MLK and Gandhi to create change. Regarding a person being responsible for their own actions, yes we are, but it is human nature for anyone who feels they are being detained unfairly to become agitated. This is why I believe the Police should be trained in "People Skills" to avoid situations that escalate into death. In any case, You and I are good, we found some common ground and while we still disagree in some aspects, we did it respectfully. Have a goodnight.

JVW

Davel2. [thumbup][thumbup

]You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

Mahatma Gandhi

deaton

Capitulate to “Mob” and the “Mob” will only demand more! Why not you’ve already surrendered? Yesterday it was General Robert E. Lee, today it’s the “Sound of Music”, tomorrow it will be “Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Franklin, the black kid” in the“Peanuts” cartoon. It won’t stop! Why should it stop? They’ve got the Country on the run! They can “extort” anything they want! Heck they’ve already looted “Rodeo Drive”, “Park Avenue” seized 6 blocks of downtown Seattle and destroyed a Police Precinct Building! Run rabbits run! [thumbdown][ohmy] Deaton

Objective Dialectic

[thumbup] Agreed Davel2. BLM needs to pick and choose their battles wisely and find compromise. Although much change is needed, it will take time. However, nothing will change if the fight is fought too strongly; opposition will rise and counter it if it becomes too extreme whereas support will be built up with a peaceful campaign that aims for change over time rather than change right now. Baby steps, especially in the political climate we are in today, is what will work.

Davel2

Thank you for your reply Objective Dialectic. I find with so many issues, especially social issues, that people simply choose a side, take an extreme position which causes emotions to run high and the result is nothing is ever accomplished because they never get past the anger stage. You used the perfect word to describe what is needed, Compromise. By the way, I did read your very kind and persuasive comment to me last week and decided to give it another try. I do honestly feel the same way about your comments too. Have a great day my friend!

Objective Dialectic

You as well Davel2!

Mr Lemons

Some on here think that if you were an adopted child then you're "less worthy" than a biological child. That you should disregard what an adopted child has to say not because you disagree with them, but for the fact that they were adopted. That's like me saying I value the political opinion of a radio broadcaster/syndicated columnist/writer over a ballet dancer.

Azul@Havasu

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Mr Lemons

The 25th Amendment sure will come in handy if Joe Biden is elected president.

HavasuGuy

If the 25th Amendment can't protect America from tRUMP it will never protect America...

Davel2

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup] HavasuGuy! Damn Dude! I really like you! Right to the point!

JVW

Davel-Poo. Quote from the man with empathy trying to be reasonable.

“In fact, If it was up to me, I would make it illegal for you and those like you, to vote based on the aforementioned inabilities you possess. That's something that would actually Make America Great Again."

Only love Hate and compassion out of Davel-Poo

deaton

Yeah Boy Howdy, HavasuGuy [batman] Damn Dude your something “special” you got that “thumbup” [thumbup] icon down “Pat”! Cruising a little below your status eh’ Twit? You need to work on your southern drawl , you stuffed shirt! [thumbup][tongue] Deaton

simon1dog

Amen to Michael Reagan's article. Yes, Democrat terrorists are the main reason things are like they are. Case closed.

“Your”welcome

His article’s tell the truth , some just don’t like it!

BigBob

“Yet even as people die…” Yep over 124,000 thousand have died because of the ineptitude of impeached guy squatting in our White House and he refuses to even acknowledge the fact, let alone do anything about it.

And it not surprising to see Mikey defending the statues and monuments dedicated to traitors who declared war against the United States of America and killed thousands of Americans. The violence is wrong, but people can be pushed just so far – example, The Boston Tea Party.

While we’re here why not see what Reagan's actual blood relative had to say about the impeached “president” – Ronald Reagan, Jr, “Donald Trump is a deeply damaged human being. He is a sociopath, malignant narcissist.” Reagan blamed the electoral system rather than the voters for Trump taking office, “The Electoral College has sort of vomited this thing up and it landed in the Oval Office, and it needs to be removed. It’s a stain. It’s a big glob on the carpet there. It needs to be removed.”

“This man is a danger to the world. The 25th Amendment allows for the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet to declare a president ‘unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office,’ which would set off a sequence of events that could result in removal.” Remember, President Ronald Reagan wanted to make America great again, first. Trump stole that line from him and has tried to cash in on its meaning and its nostalgia tied to Reagan – who Republicans love! Ronald Reagan, Jr. has no love for Trump and is calling him out on it. In fact, he is trying to call to action others in America.

Azul@Havasu

Why do you feel the need to demean Michael with the same following statement that you have chosen to use almost every time the HN chooses to run a piece written by Michael Reagan? This is nothing but you trying to make him inferior to you.

“While we’re here why not see what Reagan's actual blood relative had to say about the impeached “president” – Ronald Reagan, Jr”

Michael Reagan:

“Michael Edward Reagan (born John Charles Flaugher; March 18, 1945)”, “He is the adoptive son of former U.S. president Ronald Reagan (1911–2004) and his first wife, actress Jane Wyman (1917–2007).”

“Reagan was born John Charles Flaugher in Los Angeles to Irene Flaugher (October 18, 1916 – December 26, 1985), an unmarried woman from Kentucky who became pregnant through a relationship with John Bourgholtzer, a U.S. Army corporal of German background. He was adopted by Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman shortly after his birth.”

BigBob

Please point out 1) Where I ever indicated Mikey is "inferior" to me (that appears to be your position) and 2) what I said is in any way incorrect?

HavasuGuy

How come some of these people have no problem spouting off nonsense but they can never take the time to respond to your simple request to show facts to prove that what you say is not true?

Mr Lemons

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