If you give away your principles today, don’t be surprised if you can’t find your credibility tomorrow.
It’s sad and disturbing when I find myself agreeing with Trump and Clinton–neither one is fit to be president.
When many of us not in the movement hear the slogan “Black Lives Matter,” we think those who say it mean “Only Black Lives Matter.” Perhaps if those in the movement didn’t so often rely on lies and hatred to advance their cause, the rest of us would be open to giving their slogan a more charitable interpretation: “Black Lives Matter, Too.”
Despite the deadly ambush in Dallas and other attacks against police this weekend, Black Lives Matter decided to continue with its anti-police protests. Of course no one condones police mistreatment of blacks, but why do we stand by when BLM advances a false narrative against police and incites vigilantism against those whose job is dangerous enough already? You can oppose racism without supporting BLM. I do.
But I really want to know: Does InterVarsity Christian Fellowship still support Black Lives Matter?
Remember when conservatives (specifically, Sarah Palin) were (falsely) blamed for the shooting of Gabby Giffords? Violent rhetoric caused it, were were assured.
Yet when Black Lives Matter nutcases chant “Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon!” and “God damn white America!” and white police officers are subsequently ambushed, the same activists say we must “put politics aside” and “understand their motivations.”
After nearly eight years of Barack Obama’s presidency, America is more divided than it has been in a generation, perhaps ever: blacks against whites, “social-justice” agitators against the police, Democrats against Republicans, Bernie and Trumpites against “the elites,” women against men; gay-rights activists against Christians, the administration against states, “transgenders” against communities, jihadists against civilization, and so on.
But not to worry, friends. Both leading candidates to succeed Mr. Obama are known as leaders who know how to unite people.
James Comey said yesterday that no one gets prosecuted for gross negligence any more and to indict Hillary Clinton for the e-mail fiasco would be unfair. There are many things to say about his testimony, but I’ll just say this: It’s time to rewrite the statute. If no one is going to be held accountable for gross negligence, let’s take it off the books.