YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — When the press stops rolling at The Vindicator this month, a lingering question will once again taunt the residents of the Mahoning Valley: How much collapse can one region take?
It’s no surprise that the left is again exploiting tragic events for political gain. Unfortunately, many Republicans are so scared of being labeled by the media and the Democrats (but I repeat myself) as white supremacists and accessories to mass murder, and many in the GOP want to “do something” to “prove” that they are not, that there is a big risk that the Republicans in the Senate may actually pass a bill that will violate our most basic right of self-defense. This time, the violation goes under the guise of a “red flag” law.
This week, Democratic Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro, who chairs the presidential campaign of his twin brother, Julian, tweeted the names and employers of more than 40 San Antonians who maxed out their donations to President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign.
Get ready for my confession. I’m white, male and Republican. I dislike government. I believe in the Constitution. I demand a wall to secure our border. But I’m just getting started. I’ve watched violent TV shows and movies my whole life. I don’t watch unless it features cops versus bad guys, the military or the mafia.
The time is now to push back against “red flag” laws. The Republicans are desperate to “do something” because of pressure from the media and Democrats. Your constitutional rights are at risk, yet again, and we can’t wait until a bill is on its way to President Trump to speak up.
Immediately following two horrific mass shootings — one in El Paso, Texas, and another within a matter of hours in Dayton, Ohio — the blame game started.
Tragedy struck Dayton, OH and El Paso, TX last weekend where a total of 32 people were murdered in attacks by gunmen. In El Paso, 22 people were killed and at least 24 were wounded by a 21-year-old man. Less than 24 hours later in Datyon, OH, ten, including the 24-year-old shooter, were killed and 27 were wounded. Our hearts are heavy and they go out to the families of the victims of this tragedy.
The first question on everyone’s lips was: Why? Why did that El Paso monster murder 22 and injure another 26? What could explain this evil? It didn’t take long to discover that the shooter had apparently published a four-page “manifesto” in which he proclaimed, “this attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas.”
The last 2 weeks have somehow been both frantic and quiet as Westminster has emptied of MPs away on their summer holidays. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his new top team in Government have been hard at work cracking the whip to get Brexit moving again. Government departments have certainly faced a wake-up call by Boris’s new Chief Advisor, Dominic Cummings, the man who led the Vote Leave Brexit campaign. Cummings has already sent shockwaves around Whitehall with a refreshing change of pace, demanding all Government departments prove their level of No Deal readiness. In a shock to no one, the Treasury Department and the Business Department are the ones least prepared, being run by staunch Remainers, Philip Hammond and Greg Clark respectively. Both have been blatantly guilty of diverting funds away from No Deal preparation, instead choosing to focus on attempts to destroy any chance of our Leaving the EU!