Sunday, January 17, 2021

Mrs. Pelosi, Ben Stein has a message for you

Ben Stein writes to Mrs Pelosi in the American Spectator. They are probably about the same age, and she should remember:

"I can remember it like it was yesterday. 1965. 1966. 1967. 1968. 1969. 1970. 1971. 1972. 1973. One demonstration after another. Driving down from Columbia to Cambridge to march with Stokely and Martin and Eldridge to demand equality of opportunity for blacks.

Hauling down in an ancient light blue Volvo station wagon from Yale to D.C. to protest the war in Vietnam: “Hey, hey, LBJ, how many kids did you kill today?” “One, two, three, four, LBJ stop the war!”
We tried to break into the White House, the Pentagon, the South Vietnamese Embassy, the State Department. We lay down on K Street, in Lafayette Square, the Memorial Bridge, on Virginia Avenue Northwest. On Highway 50 in Maryland. We blocked traffic. We tore down street signs. We spray-painted obscenities everywhere we could find space. Jerry and Abby and all three million of us students." Just the Facts, Mrs. Pelosi | The American Spectator | USA News and Politics

I didn't participate in those "protests" but I remember them and how frightened we all were. I was raising babies and feared what their future would be. We know several things. 

1) The President has been charged unjustly by Democrats who have been trying to impeach him since January 2017. He was well within his rights to question the election, and members of the Supreme Court also believed particularly in the Pennsylvania case, that the irregularities needed to be corrected. Most of the 75,000,000 who voted for him also believe in some level of fraud from the dead voting, to mail ballots, to bad software. 

2) Also, in a rather tardy investigation, we know that the mob that attacked the Capitol had this planned weeks before the speech the Democrats claim is sedition or inciting to riot. It's hard to cause rioters to act if the speech hadn't yet been given, plus those of us who heard it knew exactly what he meant as a patriot. And it sure wasn't violence. 

3) Yes, the Capitol Police were unprepared, even though the FBI, which infiltrates these groups all the time should have been coordinating with them. But Mayor Muriel turned down their request for backup and help. It could have all been avoided if only she'd done her job.

And I certainly remember the summer of 2020 when the police were told to stand down by our Democrat mayors and Nancy Pelosi laughed it off as "People will do what they do" when statues were torn down and rioting ignores by our "representatives." When it's her office, and she's the hated person, it's a different story.

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