Republicans presented their case for re-electing Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention this year, bringing in a very diverse crowd including immigrants, laborers and lifelong Democrats. The contrast between Republican and Democratic leadership was highlighted by citing the examples of riots and unrest which have overwhelmed primarily Democrat-run cities in recent years. Some of the most effective speakers included Maximo Alvarez, Vernon Jones, Jack Brewer, Nicholas Sandman, Rudy Giuliani, and Ann Dorn the widow of slain police officer David Dorn. Over four nights they made the argument for a law and order campaign, a strategy which may sway key swing states in the election. Also being discussed this week was the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha Wisconsin, where protests over the shooting escalated into the shooting deaths of two protesters and the maiming of a third. The person responsible, Kyle Rittenhouse, is just 17 years old from Antioch Illinois. Attorneys representing the shooter claim self-defense, but regardless of the circumstances he finds himself facing serious charges, more importantly highlighting the necessity for the police to maintain order rather than leaving society to mob, vigilante, or Wild West justice. Only 66 days until the election and it only promises to grow more intense from here on. Listen to Ethan Hatcher and Dr. David Root discuss the distressing events in national news.
August 30, 2020