Donald Trump,Rich Lowry,United States,Protest

Sorry, kids: America isn’t a safe space

November 15, 2016
in Kids

Opinion A crowd marches from Union Square to Trump Tower in protest of new Republican president-elect Donald Trump on November 12 Pity the anti-Trump protesters thronging the streets of American cities. Apparently, no one ever told them that they live in a geographically, economically and ideologically varied nation and that about half of its inhabitants might support a Republican candidate for president. They mistook the country for the campus of Oberlin College. The news that it actually isn’t arrived with the force of a thunderclap on election night. The shock of Donald Trump’s election has occasioned tears, rending of garments and days of protests showcasing the rank infantilism of the American Left. Before Election Day, liberal commentators obsessed over Trump’s rumblings about not accepting the outcome and worried about his supporters lashing out. Trump shouldn’t have pre-emptively declared the election rigged, but the specter of Republican mayhem was always far-fetched. When was the last time that GOP protesters ran out of control and burned down local business establishments? Tea Party rallies were famous for their orderliness — participants in a massive rally on the Mall in Washington, DC, even picked up their own trash. It is left-wing protests that invariably devolve into law-breaking and so it was that the same kids who think Donald Trump...

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