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Political Editors / Mar. 4, 2021

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

Editor’s Note: Each week we receive 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: “The Cuomo Scandal Grows

“As an HR professional responsible for investigating such allegations, there is one mantra to which we continually adhere: ‘Intent does not matter. Outcomes do.’ Harassers classically deflect with the ‘I didn’t mean it that way’ excuse. Once you disregard any alleged intent and look at the actual outcome of the behavior, it is much clearer to say whether it was harassment or not. Given the nature of the allegations and his ‘apology,’ this one could easily be headed for the guilty column.” —Nevada

Re: “Minneapolis Braces for Chauvin Trial

“I’m confused. We teach evolution in school as settled science, then lose our mind when someone acts, or is believed to have acted, on the idea of ethnic superiority. This is a vicious circle — vicious because we are taught evolution is absolute, but the lesson cannot be lived out. If evolution were true, some people would be superior to others. What people are demanding, even if not recognizing, is a return to the only solution that makes sense: ‘In the beginning, God created…’ With these five words we regain dignity and respect for humanity. It’s time to stop teaching Darwin’s racism as truth and then acting as though our education system is not culpable for the results.” —Tennessee

Re: “Clearing the Path for Harris to Bump Biden

“I’m picking his departure date being January 1, 2023, even if his supporters have to do a ‘weekend at Bernie’s.’ If Harris becomes president prior to that, she would not be allowed to serve two full terms, per Section 1 of the 22nd Amendment. Why serve for only six when you can do 10? And the Democrats could blame Biden for the losses they are going to suffer in the 2022 elections.” —Indiana

“If there were any merit to suggestions that Harris is not a natural-born citizen, shouldn’t this already be something that is being litigated? The 12th Amendment says that ‘no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.’ If she is not eligible to be president, she is not eligible to be VP either. If that is so, then any bill that becomes law with her casting the tiebreaking vote in the Senate should be challenged on the grounds that her vote was unlawful. The fact that no such challenges are being mounted to her tenure as VP leads me to believe that this argument does not have merit.” —California

Re: “Oh, the Classics They’ll Cancel!

“Dr. Joseph Goebbels would be proud of the useful idiots who are trying to ‘woke’ and ‘cancel’ America. The real fascists are those in the MSM, those who support this ideology in colleges and universities, and those who run the public school systems. People like AOC are ‘historical illiterates,’ to borrow the phrase from author David McCullough. The very sad commentary on this country today is that these fools are getting away with it and they are creating a canceled history and a new norm to read and teach. We are being overwhelmed by lies and sedition, because no one wants to even bother finding out if what is being said or taught is the truth. Which brings to mind, again, Thomas Hobbes, who said: ‘Hell is the truth seen too late.’” —Massachusetts

“Context matters. Those who demand history must be viewed through the lens of today must prohibit the context of yesterday. The consequences of this lethal error is the reason why lost people walk in circles. They forget where they have been, repeat the same path, ‘discover’ the same lessons, fail to progress toward their intended destination, and remain hopelessly lost until they reach their inevitable, fatal end.” —Missouri

“Viewing the past through the lens of today is ridiculous. It’s like asking why Thomas Edison didn’t use LEDs for his light bulb.” —Texas

“I take issue with the statement that ‘the path to literacy begins with story time in their school classroom.’ It begins at home with parents reading to their children long before they reach a classroom.” —Maryland

Re: “Would the Real Fascists Please Stand Up?

“I’ve yet to hear a single Republican stand on the floor of the House or Senate and explain the facts. Videos of Nazi Germany burning books, censoring, confiscating guns, taking away the freedom of religion, speech, press, and assembly, and redress can be compared to what Democrats are doing right now. And when Nazi videos are shown side by side with Democrats, you can’t tell the difference. Stalin, Mao, Castro, Lenin, Pol Pot, and all other dictators followed suit. If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck.” —Minnesota

Re: “The Crumbling Foundation of Academic Freedom

“This is not limited to higher education. I am a teacher at a public high school and have been shouted down for sharing a dissenting opinion on multiple accounts. The administration is not generally vocal about it, but I have been removed from some committees that I had been serving on. Most of the animosity comes from my peer teachers, the union, and the ESD trainers (state-level people who are above the district). It has gotten so bad that, for the first time in my life, I have begun to question whether or not I want to be a teacher or move to a private school. The problem with that, though, is that if the few conservative teachers leave, the kids will be left with no dissenting viewpoint to counter the other teachers.” —Washington

Re: “The Black Picket Fence

“From what I’ve seen and read, those behind the ‘black picket fence’ fall into three groups. 1. The smallest is those who will stand up and will help the guy laying on the ground. 2. The next smallest group are the thugs. Those gangbangers, wannabes, criminal enterprises. 3. The biggest composes the vast majority. The ‘others.’ Those who see but ‘didn’t see anything’; who hear but ‘didn’t hear anything’; who know but ‘don’t know anything.’ And who can blame them? Their grandparents and parents were threatened into silence, now they are being threatened, and next will be their children and grandchildren. Fear is strong. Until they find that strong leader to lead them, nothing will change.” —California

Re: “What Should the Minimum Wage Be?

“Our politicians aren’t really considering the small business owners across the country. So many small companies would have to close their doors due to a forced wage increase. And Rep. Khanna (D-CA), the guy who told CNN, ‘We don’t want’ small businesses that can’t afford $15 an hour, should be thrown out of office for not supporting his constituents instead of worrying about how they operate. No one starts out as a CEO of a multimillion-dollar company. Tom Smith, former CEO of grocery store chain Food Lion, started out as a bagger. He worked his way up to be a major contributor to Food Lions’ success. Bottom line is this: The minimum wage isn’t designed to be a living wage. It’s a starting point.” —Tennessee

“Given that the minimum wage is not going away, a more appropriate benchmark should be the medium wage. Looking at the minimum wage in 2009, it appears that a 40% medium wage would be about right for the minimum wage, which is about $10 right now. States should be allowed to institute a lower minimum wage if their medium wage is lower than the national figure, as long as they use the same fraction of medium wage. Anchoring a minimum wage to the medium wage would have the beneficial effect of letting the people know every year how much the ordinary working Americans are progressing economically.” —California

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