Political Editors / Feb. 9, 2021

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What follows are a few though-provoking comments about specific articles.

Editor’s Note: Each week we received hundreds of comments and correspondences — and we read every one of them. What follows are a few though-provoking comments about specific articles. The views expressed herein don’t necessarily reflect those of The Patriot Post.

Re: “Trump Legal Team to Expose Dubious ‘Incitement’ Charge

“The Senate would be wise to censure the House for bringing an action so frivolous that the chief justice would not have anything to do with it. The resolution should also criticize the overheated rhetoric branding, without evidence, supporters of President Trump as ‘domestic terrorists’ and ‘insurrectionists,’ and proposing reeducation camps for them. This paranoid rhetoric is irresponsible and creates reasonable fears that the First Amendment right of all citizens is under assault by the very people charged with upholding it. Thus, it is far more likely to cause a violent response than anything President Trump said. This would do more to unify the nation than any speech by Joe Biden. But I expect politics as usual to overrule wisdom.” —Mark (Minnesota)

“This impeachment is a farce, but I think calling it unconstitutional is not quite correct, since it doesn’t violate any explicit restriction in the Constitution. It seems that ‘extraconstitutional’ would be a more accurate adjective to apply, as the Constitution itself contains no reference to nor provision for impeaching a former president. Not only is the charge of citing insurrection demonstratively baseless in view of Trump’s actual words, it is laughable that those now pursuing it have themselves arguably made much more inflammatory statements tied to subsequent violent actions against government officers.” —Joel (Illinois)

Re: “‘Going Postal’ to Undermine Election Integrity

“Mr. Ahlert writes, ‘People who have no faith in the system will not participle in it. For the GOP, that means de facto extinction. Even worse? That extinction will be self-administered.’ Even worse? That extinction will include at least the loss of: (1) freedom of speech; (2) freedom to worship; (3) freedom of assembly; (4) the right to bear arms; and (5) guarantee from unreasonable search and seizures. Of course, taxes (fines on the ‘rich’) will be increased to enforce ‘equity.’” —James (Missouri)

Re: “Leftmedia Attacks Tom Brady Over His Friendship With Trump

“Thanks and kudos to Clay Travis for calling out the progressive bias of so many sports ‘journalists’ who, rather than presenting real sports commentary, choose to spew personal, often irrelevant opinion on social political matters. Rather than describing and celebrating individual and team sports for the healing and unifying events they provide for participants and fans alike, they choose to dwell on perceived injustices to sow rancor and division. Sports journalists who choose to pontificate on social and political issues should direct their attention to those outlets and leave sports commentary to the real sports journalists. Thanks again to Mr Travis for his enlightening and timely presentation.” —Charles (Florida)

Re: “Monday Short Cuts

“I know sometimes we get consumed by numbers. It’s going to be $2.1 trillion, $1.9 trillion, $1.7 trillion. That is not the issue.” —Bernie Sanders

“$2 trillion is enough to give EVERY single U.S. citizen, including infants, children, and the very rich, over $6,000! This COVID relief bill promises only $1,400 to adult individuals, with more for parents. Where is the rest going, and why? No doubt, many certainly need financial help. I support such assistance. But charity used to be the domain of our churches, synagogues, and philanthropic organizations. This is NOT charity! This is confiscation of property from those who legitimately earned it. Elections have consequences? Yeah! Like thievery!” —James (Missouri)

Re: “Video: Wealth Flight

“I’m 72 and a lifelong resident of California. I too have pondered why Californians have continued to vote for policies that make living here more difficult and expensive. The only answer I’ve come to is that the majority have not lived here long enough to experience the general deterioration of life. We pay high taxes and fees for roads and transportation that are horrible; energy that is becoming unaffordable and unreliable; and schools that consistently rank near the lowest in the U.S. Mismanagement of resources has resulted in mediocre air quality, frequent water shortages, housing shortages, and soaring energy costs. I don’t think Californians stop to consider if they are getting good value for the price they pay to live here.” —Dennis (California)

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