- GREGG JARRETT - MAY 11, 2022 -
Gregg is joined by Horace Cooper, senior fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research and a legal commentator
As angry mobs armed with profane placards shouted outside the family homes of conservative Supreme Court Justices, I thought of Teddy Roosevelt who once said, “The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency.”
There is nothing practical in the veiled threats of these abortion activists. There is only a want of decency and a conspicuous want of sense. I don’t begrudge sincerely held beliefs. But our actions define us, not our beliefs. Zealous ideology is a poor substitute for civility.
The issue here is not free speech, mind you The protesters have every right to voice their grievances against the government. But an appropriate time, place, and manner should be honored. Raucous and rude demonstrations at the threshold of someone’s home is an affront to ordinary human respect. Targeting Catholic Churches with harassment during Sunday worship services is repulsive by any standard.
President Joe Biden has had ample opportunity to condemn these brazen acts of intimidation, but refuses to do so. Never overestimate Joe Biden’s sense of decency. He has proven time and again that he is morally bankrupt. He has chosen to side with liberals who celebrate these outrageous personal and religious attacks. A true leader connects with people, he doesn’t incite their hatred.
Biden has also forsaken any attempt to denounce the person who leaked the draft of a Supreme Court opinion that is on course to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that granted pregnant women the right to an abortion. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, protecting the integrity of the nation’s highest court is vital. Predictably and shamefully, Biden has chosen to join the rowdy mob that wants to tear it down.
Our Constitution enshrined the unalienable rights of man that are based on principles of freedom, compassion, and understanding. They are foundational to the great American experiment. Decency is at the core of our democracy. It is the beacon that guides us. But our current president places partisan political gain above all else.
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