I’m not buying the premise of today, and neither should you.

Not that the events of one year ago were OK. They were sickening.

We should not be a country where hurting people and damaging property is how you express yourself or achieve your aims.

But…we ARE a country where that is the case, or else what was the summer of 2020 in our major cities?

The problem with today, besides the fact that the “ceremonies” were a thinly-veiled campaign kickoff, is a familiar one:

People in power define a threat, and then propose to save you from it. Except in your salvation, they get more powerful and you get less safe.

And less free.

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