The unfortunate serial failures in the rollout of COVID vaccinations remind us again of the inherent inability of government to function efficiently because politics enters into play. Every citizen is—by Constitutional design—of equal standing in the eyes of the law. While of course the government can prioritize vaccine distribution by category of risk, these simple distinctions—people over 65 and those with underlying conditions—should have led to a self-policing and easy-to-administer system.
Yes, some would have fraudulently taken of this of self-policing. But a bit of fraud ought to be tolerated as we keep our eye on the greater good.
Operation Warp Speed delivered the vaccines to state and local governments as our federal system is designed to do. The failures in distribution lies squarely on the shoulders of state and local officials.
Citizens should note and long remember: Even with months to prepare—state and local government failed.
How much better would it have been to trust a free people to make responsible decisions.Read More »
Townhall Review for January 23, 2021
Larry Elder talks about the Democrats drive to provide the millions of illegal aliens a fast track to full citizenship.
Mike Gallagher reminds us of the Democrat hypocrisy as they vilify Republicans who challenged the election certification yet did the same thing after the 2016 election of Donald Trump.
Dennis Prager talks about the concern with progressives looking to shape the coming agenda when President Biden expresses a desire to be a president for all people.Read More »
President Elect Joe Biden has a historic opportunity to meet the moment with his inaugural address. All Americans should be praying he delivers the speech of his life, and it will need to be, given the deeply divided nation he will be facing.
He will need to have an eye on the disaster of last week, the lost lives and the deep disgrace brought upon the nation. But he will also need to summon Americans to return to the politics of the postwar years, when bipartisan debate turned on how best to defend the country so that all could enjoy its blessings.
Moderation is not easy to argue for after the savage attack on the Capitol by the mob.
But it is moderation that we need now.
Partisan dangers and sweeping condemnation will not help the new president achieve what is needed. Appeals to reason and civility could help him—in Lincoln’s words—“bind up the nation’s wounds.”
… And healing is what the nation needs.Read More »
Townhall Review for January 16, 2021
Mike Gallagher examines how President-elect Biden missed a prime opportunity to help bring some sanity to the volatile situation in the nation’s capitol.Read More »
A fast-track impeachment of President Trump would not be justice. It would be pointless revenge, a very anti-American sentiment in action.
The so-called “Roman revolution” began around 60 B.C. and continued for 75 years, by the count of British historian Sir Ronald Syme—whose work remains the go-to source on how republics—including the greatest one until ours, Rome—collapsed. Republics do so when opposing parties within them continually raise the stakes, the rhetoric, then the violence, and finally the arsenal of political weaponry.
President Trump did a deeply reckless thing when he spoke before his supporters as they assembled.
But I do not believe there is conclusive evidence that Trump intended the storming of the Capitol, or any sort of sedition.
An impeachment now would leave no time for the president to present evidence of his contrary intent or any mitigating factors.
What ought to drive discussions at this moment is what’s best for the country—now and hereafter.
Passions are running high—which is why this is exactly the moment to allow them to cool.Read More »