A trip over to RealClearPolitics reveals a list of articles on Black Lives Matter. The most recent article on the subject is titled Protesters tear down statue of Christopher Columbus in Baltimore. The next article is titled Protesters rally downtown for July Fourth boycott: ‘That flag is a lie’. The third item is actually a tweet from Julio Rosas. It’s titled DC: Protesters set fire to flag, chant ‘America was never great.’

The depths of the Democrats’ hatred of the United States is sickening. That’s why people from across the political spectrum needs to turn out this fall and vote for Republicans. It isn’t because Republicans are perfect. It’s because elected Democrats hate the U.S. and because Democrat activists, which includes the MSM, don’t have a bit of integrity left. They’re disgusting excuses for human beings.

Democrats didn’t criticize Seattle’s CHOP zone. People were murdered in CHOP but Mayor Durkan didn’t take action. The only reason CHOP was finally eliminated was because protesters showed up at Jenny Durkan’s home and started protesting. She still hasn’t called or visited Horace Lorenzo Anderson, Sr., whose son died there a month ago. President Trump called Mr. Anderson but Durkan still hasn’t lifted a finger.

In Minneapolis, anarchists ran things for almost a month. Jacob Frey did his best to appeasing them. In the end, it wasn’t enough. They still want him fired. In NYC, anarchists insisted that they wouldn’t stop protesting in front of City Hall until the City Council cut $1,000,000,000 from the NYPD $6,000,000,000 budget. After the City Council granted their wishes, the mob announced that they weren’t leaving. They wanted more. This is how grateful they were for the budget cuts:

Democrats love anarchists. The question is whether anarchists love Democrats or whether anarchists just play Democrats as fools.

Gianno Caldwell’s op-ed shines a light on the pathway for President Trump’s re-election. In his op-ed, Caldwell, an African-American, states “President Trump and Republicans have delivered for the black community on tangible policies that have had a positive impact — something the Democrats never achieved.”

President Trump is fantastic at exciting his base voters. That’s the strongest part of his campaign game. Policywise, President Trump is excellent at delivering for African-Americans. Don’t trust me. Just ask Alice Marie Johnson. Better yet, listen to Sen. Tim Scott, (R-SC), and HUD Secretary Ben Carson. Sen. Scott and Secretary Carson worked together on the Opportunity Zones provisions in the Trump tax cuts.

The Opportunity Zones provisions transformed inner city hell holes into potential prosperous oases in virtually no time. Minority unemployment rates didn’t drop to historic lows accidentally. They happened because President Trump, Sen. Scott and Secretary Carson worked together to make something beautiful happen. Let’s remember that Carson grew up in inner-city Detroit. Saying that he was dirt poor is understatement. I don’t know where Sen. Scott grew up. I just know that he grew up dirt poor, too. President Trump didn’t grow up dirt poor but he was raised as a real estate developer. He understands what it takes to turn a run-down neighborhood into a rising middle-class neighborhood.

Each day, Tim Scott and Ben Carson should hold a press conference and ask the reporters what Joe Biden’s specific plans are for fixing minority neighborhoods. They should then cite the accomplishments that President Trump has made already, then report that they plan on working with him to expand opportunity scholarships and school choice.

Each day, Tim Scott and Ben Carson should be sent to Baltimore, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or Detroit. Their day should include meeting with parents and entrepreneurs willing to invest in these neighborhoods. It should include a discussion on how these investors/developers could establish a scholarship fund with a little help from the tax code.

It should also include a conversation with parents on what their ‘ideal neighborhood’ would include. Getting investors to invest in these neighborhoods builds a trust that’s long been missing. Doesn’t that suggest that that’s what’s needed immediately?

Challenge Democrats to talk about what their plans are for revitalizing neighborhoods and building the schools of the future. The dirty little secret is that the Democrats can’t deviate from their ancient blueprint of throwing more money at a problem. That’s because the unions won’t let them change the blueprint.

Tim Scott and Ben Carson are 2 of the calmest-sounding people in government. If they can’t break through to apolitical parents, then this nation is lost. I don’t believe it’s lost. That’s why, after watching this video again, I’m more optimistic than ever:

Let’s force the Democrats to defend their record on racial policies. Republicans, unfortunately, don’t have a great record either. At least Republicans can say that they’re willing to change to make minority lives better. Democrats can’t say that.

Anyone that hasn’t noticed the Democrats’ culture war for the past 3+ years isn’t paying attention. It started before Trump was elected, when they started illegally surveilling Trump’s campaign. That surveillance continued during the transition, with Jim Comey signing FISA warrant applications that weren’t properly predicated. After ‘St. Jim of the FBI’ was fired, the Deep State hired Robert Mueller to prove that President Trump colluded with Russia. That improper investigation ended with a gigantic thud.

When Devin Nunes reported that the FBI had abused the FISA warrant application process, Democrats insisted that the FBI had done everything by the book. Since then, there’s been impeachment based on what wasn’t in the Mueller Report, Democrats criticizing President Trump for doing nothing about COVID, which is BS. He bailed out NYC, Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo, built a new testing regime because the existing one was ancient and deficient, opened up new factories that built PPE, N95 masks and ventilators.

Then George Floyd was killed by a white police officer in a city that’s been run by Democrats since the 1970s. Democrats blamed President Trump for that, too. Now Democrats are tearing down statues, letting Antifa and Black Lives Matter riot, destroy and loot major cities, then criticizing President Trump for being divisive.

While Democrats aren’t excited in the least about Dementia Joe Biden, they’re jazzed at the thought of using him as a trojan horse to retake the White House and the Senate. Democrats are excited to tear down everything that the United States stands for. That’s because the leading ideological driver for Democrats is BLM, a self-admitted Marxist organization.

The Declaration specifically cites “Nature’s God.” The Declaration emphatically states that “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Marxists think that people are servants of the government and have no rights.

BLM shouts down people with opposing points of view. The First Amendment insists that people have the right to say what’s on their mind without worrying that the government will oppress them for their beliefs. The Declaration emphatically states that “all men are created equal.” BLM insists that government is more equal than the people.

The next time you hear that there isn’t a major ideological divide between Democrats and the vast majority of people, ask yourself this question: would you rather live in a nation where you’re shouted down because people disagree with you? Or would you rather live in a nation that lets you speak your mind without punishment?

That’s the difference between BLM Democrats and the rest of this incredible nation. That’s literally what’s at stake in this election. If you aren’t willing to fight, bite, scratch and claw your way to victory, prepare to wake up to President-Elect Joe Biden. It’s just that simple.

Each year, I dedicate a pair of posts to remind this nation what it’s supposed to be. This post focuses on Red Skelton’s telling his audience about the Pledge of Allegiance. Here is the transcript of that story:

I remember this one teacher. To me, he was the greatest teacher, a real sage of my time. He had such wisdom. We were all reciting the Pledge of Allegiance one day, and he walked over. Mr. Lasswell was his name. He said, “I’ve been listening to you boys and girls recite the Pledge of Allegiance all semester, and it seems as though it is becoming monotonous to you. If I may, may I recite it and try to explain to you the meaning of each word?”

I: me, an individual, a committee of one.
PLEDGE: dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self-pity.
ALLEGIANCE: my love and my devotion.
TO THE FLAG: our standard, Old Glory, a symbol of freedom. Wherever she waves, there is respect because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts freedom is everybody’s job.
OF THE UNITED: that means that we have all come together.
STATES: individual communities that have united into 48 great states.
Forty-eight individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose, all divided with imaginary boundaries yet united to a common purpose, and that’s love for country.
OF AMERICA
AND TO THE REPUBLIC: a state in which sovereign power is vested in representatives chosen by the people to govern. And government is the people and it’s from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people.
FOR WHICH IT STANDS
ONE NATION: meaning, so blessed by God.
INDIVISIBLE: incapable of being divided.
WITH LIBERTY: which is freedom, the right of power to live one’s own life without threats, fear, or some sort of retaliation.
AND JUSTICE: the principle or quality of dealing fairly with others.
FOR ALL: which means, boys and girls, it’s as much your country as it is mine.
Since I was a small boy, two states have been added to our country and two words have been added to the Pledge of Allegiance: UNDER GOD
Wouldn’t it be a pity if someone said, “That is a prayer,” and that would be eliminated from schools, too?

Soak up Mr. Lasswell’s words. Indeed, as Red Skelton said, he has “such wisdom.” Here is that story in video form:

This nation truly has been blessed by God. Specifically, we’ve been blessed by the God of the Christian Bible. It’s worth noting a few words/phrases:

AND JUSTICE: the principle or quality of dealing fairly with others.
FOR ALL: which means, boys and girls, it’s as much your country as it is mine.

Are we living up to those principles? That’s up to each of us to determine individually with guidance from the Torah through the Revelation of Christ.

TO THE FLAG: our standard, Old Glory, a symbol of freedom. Wherever she waves, there is respect because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts freedom is everybody’s job.

That’s exactly right. It isn’t a symbol of white supremacy or white privilege. The men and women who revere Old Glory have liberated white Europeans, yellow Japanese and South Koreans and Muslims from Kuwait, Iraq and east Africa. If we’re racists, we’re the worst racists in history.

It’s time we reminded each other that we’ve truly been blessed, each one of us. Any nation that’s lifted men like Ben Carson, Barack Obama, Collin Powell and women like Condi Rice to cabinet positions and to the highest office in the United States isn’t systemically racist.

Whose Land? Whose Privilege?
By Ramblin’ Rose

Since late May, our nation has witnessed great destruction in the name of “justice.” But few seem to be able to articulate what really fuels the hatred…yes, hatred of our great country.

Granted, the First Amendment permits free expression and peaceful assembly. But the riots do not seem to fit within the stated parameters. Unless one professes that only black lives matter, what follows is only racism in reverse, filled with obscene epitaphs and frequently more violence.

Many white people have decided to bow before both BLM and Antifa, to apologize for their sins and the perceived sins of previous generations, to defund the police, to condone spikes in crime and utter anarchy. Those who refuse to utter those words and declare that “all lives matter” are mocked, called names and attacked verbally, physically, emotionally.

The “mob” maintains that there is “white privilege.” Many of us ask ‘what is white privilege?’ since we have not experienced it. Black athletes and Hollywood elites earn mega times more than middle class white people. Black students frequently attend better schools than white learners and often without having to pay for tuition or books. When a minority and a white person apply for the same job, the minority is the one with a paycheck. (Don’t forget the career politicians of any ilk.)

A couple of weeks ago, Mayor Ben Rozier of Bloomingdale, Georgia penned this definition of “privilege,” without even making it white privilege. Immediately, the council demanded his resignation. Read his words and determine for yourself if it is so inflammatory:

What is privilege? Privilege is wearing $200 sneakers when you’ve never had a job. Privilege is wearing $300 Beats headphones while living on public assistance. Privilege is having a Smartphone with a Data plan which you receive no bill for. Privilege is living in public subsidized housing where you don’t have a water bill, where rising property taxes and rents and energy costs have absolutely no effect on the amount of food you can put on your table. Privilege is the ability to go march against, and protest against anything that triggers you, without worry about calling out of work and the consequences that accompany such behavior. Privilege is having as many children as you want, regardless of your employment status, and be able to send them off to daycare or school you don’t pay for. Privilege is sending your kids to school early for the before school programs and breakfast, and then keeping them there for the after school program, all at no cost to you paid for by the people who DO HAVE TO DEAL WITH RISING TAXES AND COSTS! you know, us so called ‘PRIVILEGED’ the ones who pay while you TAKE TAKE TAKE!

As some attempt to destroy our historical memorials and statues, they do not seem to understand that we must learn from our story in order to avoid repeating it.

White privilege has morphed into “white supremacy.” That is the term used to reference President Trump’s July 4th (actually on July 3rd) celebration in the Black Hills. The Lakota tribe claims that the land belongs to them and not to the United Stated.

Let’s check with the impartial (tongue-in-cheek) historical source to authenticate the information. There we read “The Arikara arrived by AD 1500, followed by the Cheyenne, Crow, Kiowa and Pawnee. The Lakota (also known as Sioux) arrived from Minnesota in the 18th century and drove out the other tribes, who moved west.”

It appears that the Lakota-Sioux were not the original owners and, in fact, drove out other Native Americans who had forced out other tribes. One must also consider if the Arikara were residents there prior to 1500 AD or if they, too, were conquerors.

Wikipedia does not document their history other than to note that they were semi-nomadic people. If they did not displace any other humans, should they not be judged to the changes they caused to the environment? The killing of buffalo? The destruction of vegetation to cultivate their crops? Whose land did they occupy?

Yes, as we go back to determine who has more or longer-lasting rights, the arguments become illogical.

While we gather to celebrate the UNITED States of America, we see only division, angst, and hatred.

Many days I wish that those who hate this country and its history so much would just leave—as they often threaten but never seem to be able to fulfill their own promises.

Many still stand for the flag and OUR national anthem and kneel at the foot of the Cross. God, please heal our land and re-unite our citizens—the ones who love you and this nation.

Saying that the Declaration of Independence is a great teaching tool is understatement. Let’s get started with today’s lessons. Here’s what the opening paragraph states:

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

At the time of this Declaration, the colonies had suffered consequential harm, especially in terms of political representation. The Colonies had taxes levied on them that they didn’t get to vote on. It isn’t a stretch to say that they were treated like second-class citizens.

Despite being mistreated, that didn’t prevent our Founding Fathers from explaining why they were taking the extraordinary steps they were about to take. The first part of the second paragraph lays the foundation for the rest of the Declaration:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

This was a revolutionary proposition. In England, government was instituted by the ruling class. It didn’t require “the consent of the governed.” Further, this declaration wasn’t a hastily prepared reaction. The Declaration was well-researched and well-reasoned.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

This Declaration wasn’t the result of a temper tantrum. The Colonists listed the reasons for their Declaration. Here are the first few:

To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

The cost of liberty is eternal vigilance. Let this generation and future generations live up to that high standard.

Now that Minnesotans told Tim Walz and the DFL that they wouldn’t pay for his and Jacob Frey’s failure to respond to the Minneapolis/George Floyd rioting, Walz is looking for a different target to fleece for his incompetence. Gov. Walz “has asked President Trump for a federal disaster declaration” to pay for Gov. Walz’s and Mayor Frey’s hesitation and poor preparation. The DFL wants to make stupid decisions without there being a financial disciplining. This money shouldn’t come from Minnesota or federal taxpayers. It should come from Minneapolis DFL taxpayers. Period. Full stop.

In this statement, Walz wrote “We need to come together to ensure Minnesotans who were victims of this destruction have access to critical infrastructure they need so they can go to the grocery store, pick up their medication, and live their lives. Together, we will rebuild.” Those things must be restored immediately. The people who looked the other way while Antifa, the anarchists and Black Lives Matter rioted and burned Minneapolis to the ground should pay for it.

If the Minneapolis City Council wants to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department, then taxpayers shouldn’t bail these DFL idiots out. If Jeremiah Ellison wants to support the BLM rioters, which he has, then DFL Minneapolis taxpayers should pay the price for electing such idiots. Peggy Flanagan, Walz’s Lt. Gov., jumped into the conversation:

“We are committed to helping our communities rebuild, but we can’t do this on our own,” said Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. “While state, tribal, and local budgets are stretched thin by COVID-19, we need everyone to step up, including the federal government, to restore safety and critical infrastructure to our communities.”

What’s needed are leaders who aren’t activist appeasers or outright idiots. If Minneapolis insists on continually electing idiots like Sharon Sayles-Belton, R.T. Rybak, Betsy Hodges and Jacob Frey, there should be a penalty for such stupidity.

The principle is the same as California electing idiot after idiot as governor or state legislator. That’s their right but they shouldn’t expect a bailout for implementing their stupid policies. That’s their problem.

If people, in this case Minneapolis, don’t have to pay a price for their foolish decisions, there’s no incentive to stop making foolish decisions. I don’t want to pay for other people’s foolishness. Why should I get punished for others’ foolishness? The men who wrote the Constitution insisted on a concept called federalism. That way, each state was free to succeed or fail based on their policy decisions. They understood that they’d get hurt by sloppy decision making. People had the option to move to other states that were better run.

That competition gave governors the incentive to make smart decisions. If people don’t get disciplined, there’s no reason for them to start making better decisions. When the mob insists on making stupid decisions like this, they’re on their own:

They want stupidity without consequences. They want the idiot status quo without having to change or be challenged. That’s a nice wish but it ain’t happening if I have anything to say about it.

It’s predictable that Walz would ask for a federal bailout, especially after Senate Republicans said no to his demands. It’s time for Walz and Frey to face the music. It’s time that they paid a political price for their terrible decision-making. It’s time because they both deserve it.

I already stopped watching the NBA last fall when the NBA decided that siding with China was more important than standing with the free people of Hong Kong. LeBron James lectured us about how nuanced US foreign policy is, especially when he’s relying on opening Chinese markets to sell products with his name on them. It doesn’t matter to him that the athletic gear that bears his name is made in Chinese sweat shops with child labor. That nuance isn’t worthy of King James’ consideration.

Now, the NFL is jumping into bed with Black Lives Matter and other Marxists. The NY Post reports that “the league will have renditions of ‘Lift Every Voice And Sing,’ traditionally known as the Black national anthem, played before ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ as the NFL’s regular season gets underway. The NFL is also considering other ways to recognize the victims of police brutality during the upcoming season, which is slated to start on Sept. 10. Among those ideas is listing the names of victims on helmet decals or jersey patches, per ESPN.”

It isn’t that I hate recognizing “the victims of police brutality.” It’s that they’re ignoring the black-on-black crime that happens every weekend in Chicago. Those lives apparently don’t matter to the NFL. Further, the NFL is infamously leftist. DeMaurice Smith, the current leader of the NFLPA, was part of President Obama’s transition team in 2008. Joe Lockhart, a professional partisan hack for the Clinton administration, was also part of the NFL’s league office. When he was part of the Clinton administration, he was the WH Press Secretary.

The decision comes in the weeks after commissioner Roger Goodell admitted the league fumbled its handling of previous peaceful protesting done by players. The NFL has since committed $250 million to fight systemic racism over the next 10 years, and Goodell has urged teams to sign quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has been unable to land a contract since he knelt during the national anthem to protest police brutality in 2016.

Tonight, I’ve talked with several friends. When I told them about this, these friends immediately said that they wouldn’t watch the NFL anymore. I then told them that I’d already made that decision. First, I wholeheartedly dispute the notion of systemic racism. That’s a quick dodge of personal responsibility. Check this stupidity out:

It’s time to start ignoring the NFL, too. If they’re hopping into bed with leftists and Marxists, which they are, they won’t get my business. The NFL is caving to the NFLPA to “recognize the victims of police brutality” but they aren’t doing anything to recognize the victims of black-on-black crimes? What’s up with that? That’s what people without principles do. That isn’t what mature men of integrity do.

I’m fairly certain that there’s more than me and my friends that think the same way out there. When people turn off their TVs in droves, I’ll be there to say I told you so. Finally, let’s finish with a little humor from Yogi Berra:

If people don’t want to come out to the ball park, nobody’s gonna stop ’em.

Amen, Yogi. For that matter, I won’t even watch them on TV.

By now, everyone living in civilization has heard that the U.S. economy created 4,800,000 jobs in June. Not only that but the unemployment rate dropped from 13.3% to 11.1%. That doesn’t mean that Democrats didn’t try splashing cold water on the report. Pelosi’s statement is classic partisanship:

The early June snapshot in the jobs report, when the economy was opening up too early, does not reflect the coronavirus spiraling out of control, forcing communities that had begun to reopen to close once again.

Unemployment continues to be higher than any previous period since World War II. We have reached 15 straight weeks of more than 1 million Americans applying for unemployment insurance and tens of thousands of new coronavirus cases reported each day, as the critical lifelines that are helping to keep American families and communities above water expire. Economists, scientists and even the Chair of the Fed have indicated that if we don’t deliver the investments in The Heroes Act, we will end up in a worse place economically and health wise.

The economy created 7,500,000 jobs in the last 2 months but Ms. Pelosi insists on accentuating the negative. In fact, she’s lying to make things seem worse than they are. Saying that the coronavirus is “spiraling out of control” is as stupid as when Ms. Pelosi said that “Republicans were trying to get away with murder, George Floyd’s murder”:

What a whack job. Yes, we’re experiencing a spike but we know what we need to do to get that under control. Potentially, that’s a momentary blip because it’s easily fixed. Joe Biden’s tax hikes aren’t a momentary blip. Those would be permanent. The Democrats’ tax policy would certainly push corporations back overseas, which means lower wage growth, lower workforce participation rates, lower consumer confidence and higher unemployment rates for minorities and women.

Speaking of Biden, he apparently couldn’t wait to look stupid:

Biden noted that only a third of the jobs lost in March and April have returned and stressed that “most of those jobs that returned are people on temporary furlough. That means these were the easiest jobs to get back as we reopened cities and states. It’s only going to get harder from here though.”

Nobody thought that we’d get all 40,000,000 jobs back in a month, Joe. The whole point of the PPP was to make sure small businesses could ramp back up the minute we got past the hardest part of the virus. If that’s the criteria, then the PPP, which Nancy Pelosi delayed twice in her attempt to get a few extra items on the Democrats’ wish list, is a huge success.

That bill wasn’t put together by Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer. The PPP was put together by people like Steve Mnuchin, Peter Navarro, Mike Pence, Chuck Grassley and Mitch McConnell. If Biden is elected, only Grassley would be there to put together economic packages that actually work.

Do we really want to return to the Obama-Biden days of shipping jobs overseas? Shouldn’t we prefer the great pre-COVID Trump economy over the 8 years of lackluster economic growth of the Obama-Biden economy?

The Democrat-controlled cesspool of Seattle still hasn’t notified Horace Lorenzo Anderson Sr. of his son’s death. In a riveting 36-minute interview with Fox’s Sean Hannity, Anderson poured his heart out to Sean Hannity. Anarchists blocked police officers and first responders from reaching the younger Anderson inside the CHOP. This article appears to confirm the story.

According to the Washington Post article, “As those celebrations continued after dark and mixed with general Friday-night revelry and end-of-school-year celebrations, a volatile mixture of fireworks, alcohol and firearms triggered violence. Early Saturday morning, two men suffered gunshot wounds. A 19-year-old died and the other, age unknown, is in critical condition in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg confirmed to The Washington Post.”

During his interview, Anderson Sr. opened up to Hannity because Hannity reached out to him in a father-to-father conversation:

Horace Lorenzo Anderson Sr., the father of a 19-year-old black man who was shot and killed last month inside Seattle’s Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) publicly pleaded for answers on “Hannity” Wednesday night, saying police and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan had failed to reach out to him since his son’s death. At that point, Hannity stopped the conversation, stunned with what he was hearing.

Anderson Sr. broke down in tears as he recalled learning of his son’s death. “The only way I found out was just two of his friends, just two friends that just happened to be up there and they came and told me,” he said. “They weren’t even from Seattle. Now, mind you, I haven’t heard — the police department, they never came …

This is the video of the interview:

About 8:18 into the interview, Anderson Sr. told Hannity “they wouldn’t even let me see my son that night. It took me a whole week before I could see my son.” That prompted Hannity to react, saying “Whoa, whoa, whoa. You weren’t allowed to see your son for a week?” Towards the end of the interview, Hannity said “We can do better than this. Some people would turn this into a gun debate. No. Just every city needs to create a zone. We’ll call it a ‘safe and secure zone’ so that every child could have a childhood and have coaching…”

Hannity is right when he said that this isn’t about politics. He’s right because it’s about government protecting the American family. In this segment, Hannity nails it, saying that this isn’t about politics, that “you can’t pursue happiness, you can’t pursue a more perfect union, if you’re not safe”:

Whether it’s Seattle, Minneapolis, Chicago or St. Louis, these cities must do a better job of protecting their citizens. Reimagining policing or whatever the catchy phrase of the day is is garbage. We know what works because Rudy Giuliani gave us the blueprint. Executing Mr. Giuliani’s blueprint guarantees successful outcomes. Period.

Set aside the goofiness of white privilege and systemic racism. There is racism. It just isn’t systemic. Systemic racism is a term used to indict entire cities. Broad brushes smear innocent people. No thank you.

Seattle needs to contact Mr. Anderson. Then they need to apologize for not fulfilling its responsibilities.