Donald Trump Jr. standing in front of a wall of handguns with scopes is a clear threat that should not be tolerated. I understand that we have free speech but the people of our country should understand what this zealot is espousing. It’s violence if he does not get his way! That’s what I get from it.
Donald Jr. is upset that teachers don’t want to go back to work unvaccinated or without safety protocols put in place. Hey, I get the fact that our kids need classroom-style education, that is a fair political point of view. There have been almost 500,000 deaths in the U.S. alone because of Covid after all. It’s definitely good to also be looking out for the kids even while considering the interests of the teachers, I personally think that is ok.
Either way, for the ex-president’s son to go on Twitter and make this type of rant in front of guns is disturbing and the wrong message for a so-called public servant wanna be. Republican Representative Lauren Boebert also posed in front of AR15 style guns in her house during a virtual House committee hearing. I believe that these actions are reckless at a minimum and are sending the wrong message to their constituents.
There must simply be no place for physical intimidation when it comes to politics in the first place. Intimidation belongs to oligarchs, monarchs, and fascist dictators, not to elected officials in the United States of America and certainly not an ex-president’s son!
We can’t listen to or tolerate people who try to get their point across in this way. It’s the wrong message for any leader to use whether Republican, Democrat or anything else. What does it say? What is it intended to say? My way or death.
It certainly doesn’t look good to me. We as a nation need to support well-adjusted nonviolent leaders who model the virtues that we should imitate ourselves. How about the virtues of being nice, loving, even-tempered, rational, thoughtful, and compassionate? I’d start there.
We certainly don’t need a crazed shoot from the hip-style maniacal monocrat. We need to get away from this stupid tough-guy routine, that many of us have in our mind’s eye of what a political leader should look like. How about a great guy/gal who has a track record of caring for people and not being a hot head?
This strong man approach has poisoned our political landscape and country for too long. We need to convey a different message to the world for our own wellbeing and future. If we are constantly telling the world that I’ll kill you if I don’t get what I want, we may learn to regret it. Why must we continue to have to explain to our children and neighbors about our collective national disposition to this type of violent rhetoric? Let’s instead use our minds and better angels to barter, voice our opinions and persuade.
The tough guy routine has gotten old and I think from what our country has gone through already with all the mass shootings and political violence that the politicians should have a better sense when expressing their point of view. It’s common sense.