At a time in which Americans desperately need to come together, many of the people we’ve elected to serve us are continuing to drive us apart.
Unity is the theme here. In fact, you could say that unity has been the theme of America herself for the entirety of her existence because, when you boil it down, freedom and unity and intrinsically linked. The purer your freedom, the more unity you’ll have.
And while that may have been a theme of America, it certainly wasn’t always practiced as such, and that has led us to today, and the need for unity.
What we got from one local leader certainly wasn’t that.
Chicago Mayor Lightfoot had very choice, very specific words for President Trump’s comments on the murder of George Floyd:
“I will code what I really want to say to Donald Trump It begins with F and ends with you.”
The mayor responded to a series of tweeted comments by the president and was upset by his continued rhetoric over the Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
“Donald Trump’s comment last night was profoundly dangerous. We must stand in firm solidarity and say this is totally unacceptable no matter who is the speaker,” Lightfoot said. “We see the game he is playing. It is so transparent and he is not very good at it. He wants to show failures on the part of Democratic local leaders to throw red meat to his base. His goal is to polarize and inflame racist urges. We can absolutely not let him prevail.”
We should hope that Mayor Lightfoot’s comments won’t stoke any more unnecessary angst here in our beloved but troubled nation.
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