‘I was raised that everyone had the right to say what they wanted to, and if someone disagreed with you, then that’s the way it is’
A Tennessee mayor lowered his town’s American flag to half-staff in mourning for the country on the day of President Joe Biden’s inauguration. He posted about lowering the flag on Facebook.
While many critics accused him of trying to incite anger with the post, the mayor insisted that his post had nothing to do with Biden’s inauguration.
Bruceton Mayor Robert T. Keeton III announced Wednesday that the town is grieving for the nation for various reasons.
In the Facebook post, Keeton wrote, “The Town of Bruceton grieves for our Republic and our loss of freedoms. We mourn the victims of the Chinese plague and those that have suffered its depredations. We pray that God delivers and restores us and that we do not fall to the clutches of communism.”
Keeton’s Facebook post drew a plethora of attention, which forced him on Thursday to clarify the intent of the original posting, which remains active at the time of this reporting.
As highlighted by WSMV-TV, one commenter wrote, “This is one of the most unpatriotic things I have ever seen. As friends and neighbors die from COVID and our nation hurts, you use the town page to air your personal grievances? This is not the way to promote Bruceton as a nice place to live. Shame on you.”
Another critic added, “This is a slap in the face of all of our military heroes and leaders who have sacrificed their lives for this country. That’s why we lower the flag. Mayor, you’re placing the importance of your own personal, childish pouting on the same level with the men and women who have died fighting for you. This is shameless. I’m embarrassed for my friends who live in Bruceton.”
“This is a flagrant incitement of anger and disunity on a public platform,” another person added. “The mayor is not The Town of Bruceton. Was this statement approved by the city council? It seems like it is pandering to the worst characteristics of human nature. I expect better of my elected representatives.”
The Jackson Sun reported that Keeton, also a lawyer, said that the post was “just a commentary and prayer for our country.”
“I’m an attorney, and I’m seeing our constitutional rights being trampled on virtually every day, and I’m concerned for our republic, even though I’ve lost people that I know to this Chinese virus,” he explained.
The outlet added, “Keeton said he’s concerned with what he’s seeing in the country starting with social media platforms not allowing certain communication to remain on their sites. Twitter and Facebook recently banned former President Donald Trump from posting on their sites in the final two weeks of his presidency, and Apple and Google removed the social media platform Parler – which had become a site many conservatives were going to once they felt they were being censored on Facebook and Twitter – from being available to download and access through their platforms.”
He proclaimed, “That’s not right, and the government isn’t doing anything about it. And I was raised that everyone had the right to say what they wanted to, and if someone disagreed with you, then that’s the way it is.”
Keeton added that the lowering of the flag had nothing to do with Biden’s inauguration.
“If anyone thinks this was because of the inauguration happening today or anything else, it’s not,” Keeton insisted. “We had a man in his mid-60s who called up to City Hall from the nursing home that died yesterday from the virus. He was in the nursing home alone and he died alone, and my post was a reaction to that and everything that’s happened because of it.”
Bruceton had a population of 1,478 in the 2010 census, the Sun reported.
Trump to claim he is ‘presumptive 2024 nominee,’ leader of GOP in CPAC speech: report
Former president Donald Trump will claim he is the leader of the Republican party and its “presumptive 2024 nominee” when he makes his first public appearance since leaving office during the Conservative Political Action Conference next weekend in Orlando, according to a report.
A longtime Trump adviser told Axios his CPAC speech will be a “show of force,” and said the message will be: “I may not have Twitter or the Oval Office, but I’m still in charge.” The source reportedly added that “payback is his chief obsession.”
Trump’s advisers will reportedly meet with him at Mar-a-Lago this week to plan his next political moves, and to set up the framework for kingmaking in the 2022 midterm elections.
According to Axios, Trump is expected to go after the 10 House Republicans who voted to convict him in his impeachment trial, spurred by the Jan. 6 riot at the U. S. Capitol, and the seven GOP Senators who voted with Democrats to convict.
Trump was acquitted, with 57 senators voting for his conviction — short of the required two-thirds majority — and 43 voting against conviction.
He also reportedly plans to argue in the CPAC speech that many of his predictions about President Biden have already come true.
“Trump effectively is the Republican Party,” Trump senior adviser Jason Miller told Fox News. “The only chasm is between Beltway insiders and grassroots Republicans around the country. When you attack President Trump, you’re attacking the Republican grassroots.”
Trump has found support from state Republican officials who censured some members of Congress who voted against him. Meanwhile, his leadership PAC, Save America, has $75 million on hand to help set up primary challenges to sitting Republicans who went against him, as well as a database of tens of millions of names.
A Suffolk University/ USA Today poll found that 46% of Trump supporters would abandon the Republican Party and join a Trump party should he decide to create one, versus 27% who would stay with the GOP.
Half of the individuals polled said the Republican Party should become “more loyal to Trump,” even if it means losing support from establishment Republicans, versus 19% saying the party should become less loyal to Trump and more aligned with establishment Republicans.
The survey of 1,000 Trump voters, identified from 2020 polls, was taken by landline and cellphone last Monday through Friday. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
Donald Trump Just Changed His Washington Plans – In 2022, Instead Of Another Party, Trump Plans On Winning House And Senate
Many have asked what Donald Trump will do, now that he’s returned to private life.
(Most can be assured he’ll hardly stay “private” in his opinions and decisions.)
Some claimed he was floating the idea of starting his own “Patriot Party.” That seems to be what the MSM was saying. They probably hoped it was true, as it would split the GOP and give Democrats big wins.
But, as it turns out, Trump is defying their claims (as usual) and developing a plan to help turn Congress around. From Daily Wire:
President Donald Trump has reportedly dropped an idea to start a third political party, which was briefly floated last week, and is now focused on helping the Republican Party win back the House and the Senate in 2022…
“The President has made clear his goal is to win back the House and Senate for Republicans in 2022,” Miller said. “There’s nothing that’s actively being planned regarding an effort outside of that, but it’s completely up to Republican Senators if this is something that becomes more serious.”
Now the liberal media is claiming Trump floated the idea of a third party to get Republican leaders “in line.”
(Oh, guys, nice cover. It seems like the claim of the “Patriot Party” was squashed after Trump’s own adviser set the record straight.)
Instead, Jason Miller is saying Trump will focus his efforts on helping the GOP win back the House and Senate in 2022.
That’s a very real and obtainable goal—and one that should make Democrats very nervous.
Impeachment or not, there is nothing they can do to stop Trump—a private citizen—from endorsing Republican candidates in the upcoming midterms.
Sure, they can kick him off of social media, but that will hardly stop him. Trump and his people will find new ways of reaching that 75,000,000 that backed him in 2020.
We might even see the return of his legendary rallies.
President Trump had an impeccable record of endorsements during his time in office. Most of the candidates he supported won their primaries and general elections.
And the people he opposed? Let’s just say they had to look for new jobs (look out Lisa Murkowski!).
Would you like to see Trump come back to campaign and support Republican candidates in 2022?
While Democrat Impeachment Races Towards Dead-End – Donald Trump Tuned Out, Instead He Stayed Busy Playing Golf
Defying all common sense and actual evidence, Democrats forged ahead with their impeachment trial.
This week, they wrapped up their case against the former president.
Meanwhile, Americans mostly tuned out—deciding to watch anything other than Democrats once again complain about Donald Trump.
And it turns out President Trump himself wasn’t bothering to watch. He was so worried about this impeachment, he golfed instead.
Former President Trump was seen playing golf Thursday during the third day of his second impeachment trial.
Trump was spotted by CNN photojournalists just before 3:30 p.m. ET at Trump National Golf Corse in West Palm Beach, Florida.
He left the golf course at 4:20 p.m ET in a black SUV.
Most legal experts agree that Democrats don’t have a case against Donald Trump. The only reason we have to talk about a second impeachment is because Democrats have a majority in the House.
Republicans in the Senate made it very clear they are not interested in convicting Trump of the left’s bogus charge of “incitement.”
Most of them voted to not even hold an impeachment hearing, believing it is unconstitutional to do so after a president has left office.
Donald Trump doesn’t seem all that worried about this final circus. He was seen golfing at his own golf course in West Palm Beach, Florida during the proceedings.
The left has tried to twist and turn all the details about this case to make it look like Trump is guilty of something. But all they are left doing is trying to condemn a man over his freedom of speech.
Many lawmakers have said you can’t even prove someone committed “incitement.” Sen. Graham said that if Democrats could impeach Trump over a speech, every Democrat would face a similar fate.
On top of that, it appears most Americans aren’t even watching.
But what they are watching is our leaders in D.C. waste time on a doomed impeachment, while they continue to suffer all over the country.
Democrats fiddle away with their attacks against Trump, while states are still locked down, Americans are out of jobs, and many are sick with the China virus.
When are they going to get to all that?
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