What follows are a few thought-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 thought-provoking comments about specific articles. The views expressed herein don’t necessarily reflect those of The Patriot Post.
Re: “Fortress Washington, DC”
“We’ve come a long way, baby. In 1963, I was a USMA cadet and visited Washington, DC, on spring leave with a friend. My friend had lived in the DC area growing up and took a day to visit friends. I went downtown since I had never been. I wandered around and went to the Capitol. I was not in uniform and simply walked in. As I was wandering the halls I was stopped by a man who asked me if I was in the military and asked if I wanted a tour. He was a Senate staffer. He took me all over the building explaining about it and some of the lore of the place. We were in the basement, Senate offices, in the galleries of the Senate and the House, etc. Now I can’t even walk by the building. Progressivism has turned our capital city into an armed camp.” —Virginia
“There appears to be a notion among the Swamp critters that the active-duty military, the reservists, and the National Guard members who have been used (and abused) in one way or another by the Swamp will do their duty for however long the critters want and quietly go home when released. Good luck with that. The Swamp has forgotten that these members, who have been given bad food, made to sleep on garage floors, and forced to leave their necessary jobs and families to be part of political theater, are also voters. And I will bet that the graffiti, a time-honored military art form, as well as their votes will not be in the Swamp’s favor.” —Missouri
“On Thursday, one of the remaining members of the jury pool was tossed out after admitting she has a very negative view of former Officer Chauvin, and she can’t get that video out of her mind. I avoid watching videos of such events if they take place in my state. It’s improper to judge a case before its trial based on what the media chooses to release; the media is neither reliable nor impartial in its presentations. Insist that the prosecution present its case fairly if it has one, and leave it up to the jury to determine the facts. If everybody did that, choosing a jury would not be so difficult, nor would we have politicians so readily exploiting such tragedies for their own aggrandizement by, for example, loudly overcharging the case.” —Minnesota
“If there’s an acquittal of Chauvin (as there obviously should be), more violent chaos will ensue as there was in LA when the cops who beat up Rodney King were found not guilty. Face it, the Left WANTS chaos and violence. It gives it an excuse to move forward with a more authoritarian system instead of a constitutional republic that restricts leftists.” —Texas
“‘In the last administration, we had a morality problem,’ [Jen] Psaki lectured Wednesday. ‘Children were being pulled from the arms of their parents…’ If that isn’t a Big Lie, it certainly is a misrepresentation. There were many cases in which Border Patrol agents suspected the adults with the children were not actually their parents and verified their suspicions by separate questioning. The children were kidnapped, or sold or leased by their parents, to be used as props to sell a story for asylum application. In the latter cases, the children had instructions to sneak back south across the border so they could be used as cover for other adults trying to get into the U. S. under false pretenses. It’s likely still going on.” —Minnesota
“If you remember, there were two studies that never got hyped — one in New York City and another in Orange County, California — which showed that the official ‘cases’ were about 20% of the number of people found with antibodies. Long before vaccines. So the number of ‘cases’ is probably low nationwide. That means with the vaccinations plus the ‘cases,’ we are likely over 70%, and that is why the cases are dwindling. Shutdowns aren’t about cases. They are about control. Panic is the key to keeping control.” —Ohio
“Somewhere, somehow, the commander-in-chief and secretary of defense have lost their sense of direction with the absurd notion of supporting and funding gender transitioning for active-duty military members. It’s absolutely absurd and counterproductive to military-force readiness and an injustice to those seeking to enlist but deemed unfit for military service for far less physical and mental limitations. This is beyond credibility and grounds for removal from office. Deceased military everywhere must be spinning in their graves.” —Florida
“If you fit into the LGBTQ category, I see no problem with devoting yourself to serving our country. This goes for anyone. The problem is that anyone who joins the service just to be transformed into the opposite sex for FREE is an American cheat, even though our illustrious president condones it.” —Florida
“Two issues with the minimum wage I rarely hear: 1. What is the cost of living in Aspen, Colorado, compared to, say, Yazoo City Mississippi, or Lubbock, Texas? What about New York, Kansas City, Honolulu, Albuquerque, San Antonio, Des Moines, Dallas, or Houston? One dollar does not have the same value in all parts of the country. 2. Define a ‘living wage.’ Do you get an apartment or a house? What part of town? Do you live with a roommate? Do you get a car and, if so, what kind? Lexus or Toyota? New or used? Do you brown-bag it to work or eat out for lunch? Do you go to Starbucks daily for that latte? You could ‘live’ in a hut with peanut butter sandwiches, access to clean drinking water, a place to do your business, and a few other things. First point applies here also.” —Texas
“I absolutely support the elimination of discriminatory barriers of any kind. At the same time, I also am opposed to denying any qualified person — regardless of ethnicity — an equal opportunity for any position, service, etc. The problem I see in today’s American society is this: A group of persons has assigned to itself an imprimatur of ‘special worthiness.' Based then upon its self-assigned privilege, it is perfectly permissible to purloin or destroy anything. Until this self-assignation is assuaged, we will continue to live under its destructive sway.” —Oregon
“I liked your summary of Dr. Moreno’s article. However, both you and he have missed an important part of reparations. Those of the 'New Deal’ and ‘Great Society’ welfare payments. The Great Society alone accounts for about $22 trillion in payments, and those have been made disproportionately to minorities. That disproportionate amount is in effect a reparation and amounts to trillions of dollars. Those reparations also need to be included in these numbers.” —Ohio
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