Chicago mayor stands up for protesters' First Amendment rights but not churchgoers
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is a typical Democrat who doesn’t believe the rules or the law apply to her, and that would include her own.
Readers may recall that, shortly after she issued a stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus pandemic which required “non-essential businesses” like, say, barbershops and hair salons to close, she violated it by going to a stylist and having her hair done.
She later defended her ‘do as I say, not as I do’ attitude by claiming she’s the “face” of the city and besides, why do we care anyway with so much death going on around us?
“I think what really people want to talk about is, we’re talking about people dying here. We’re talking about significant health disparities. I think that’s what people care most about,” the hypocrite mayor claimed.
Well, okay, being a hypocrite about haircuts is one thing, but when you’re a constitutional hypocrite, that’s something else because it involves actual violations of rights bequeathed to Americans from an entity far above Lightfoot’s paygrade.
On Friday, the mayor praised the destructive rioters in Minneapolis who are using George Floyd’s unfortunate death an excuse to behave like lawless thugs and burn buildings to the ground while looting local Target stores.
She also blasted President Donald Trump for having the temerity to exclaim that if the Minneapolis mayor and state governor couldn’t get things under control in the deep blue city, he would step in and restore order.
That, Lightfoot said, was “fomenting” violence.
“We see the game he’s playing because it’s so transparent and he’s not very good at it. He wants to show failures on the part of Democratic local leaders to throw red meat to his base. His goal is to polarize, to destabilize local government and inflame racist urges. And we can absolutely not let him prevail,” she said, without any evidence or desire to cite some.
She then added this: “I will code what I really want to say to Donald Trump. It’s two words: It begins with F and ends with YOU.”
Nice. That must be what they mean by ‘the Chicago way.’
But Lightfoot’s gutter vulgarities (remember when Democrats used to say that’s what they hated most about Trump, his demeanor?) isn’t the biggest issue, it’s her Left-wing hypocrisy.
“What I’m concerned about is the president of the United States using his bully pulpit to foment violence. That’s what I’m concerned about. There’s no other way that you can read that tweet than fomenting, encouraging violence against residents in a city or in cities across the country who are expressing themselves and exercising their First Amendment rights,” Lightfoot claimed.
‘First Amendment rights?’ You know what else is contained in the First Amendment? The right to freely practice your religious faith.
Lightfoot has no issue with Left-wing anarchy taking place on the streets of another mayor’s city because that’s ‘speech.’ But she sure hates freedom of religion, as evidenced by the fact that she sent Chicago cops to shut down the Cornerstone Baptist Church last week as Pastor Courtney Lewis and worshippers were trying to practice their faith.
Because that portion of the First Amendment doesn’t apply during a stay-at-home order…that the mayor herself is permitted to violate…but protesting (without practicing social distancing) is okay.
If folks in Chicago are okay with this gargantuan Democrat duplicity, then by all means, they should elect more Lori Lightfoots to office.