law and order

Is Biden Ceding the Law-and-Order Issue?

Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News

We are beginning to see how this all unfolds. And from here, it looks like the Democratic left is going to be the loser on all counts. Are the nation's police forces shot through with systemic racism and overpopulated by white cops who relish using violence on Black folks? Or are our police the first of the first responders, the thin blue line standing between America and anarchy? The Republicans have chosen. If and when Biden comes out of the basement again, he is going to have to take a stand. Declaring evenhanded neutrality won't cut it.

With cities racked by violence, can Trump win with promise to restore safety and order?

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Election years are times for partisan arguments. They don't have to be nuanced. They don't have to be subtle. And one Republican message this year is: The people who are tolerating and even cheering on the forces of disorder are Democrats. What will the Democratic candidate for president, Joe Biden, do about that? Probably not much. Don't look for Biden to have what in the 1990s was called a Sister Souljah moment -- to take a stand against extremists on his own side. Instead, Biden, who has apologized for his role in the Bill Clinton-era crime bill, is trying to play both sides of the street.

Trump Needs to Scale the Real Wall of 2020

Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness

Trump already is starting to do the first thing superbly: stand up for America prior to May 25 (when George Floyd was killed), and tell Americans that in this 244th year of their existence, they will not cowardly renounce their heroes like Washington and Lincoln. Thomas Jefferson was not Jefferson Davis. Second, Trump cannot just talk of his pre-virus administration. Finally, Trump needs to emphasize not just the efficacy of his administration but its effects on real people. Trolls, washed-up celebrities, know-nothing pampered athletes, and hack leftists don’t deserve mention in the campaign’s final 100 days.

Law and Order Isn’t Fascist

Rich Lowry, National Review

Trump, like Cotton, distinguished between peaceful protesters and rioters, and surely one purpose of his tough talk on federal troops was to prod governors and mayors to get a better handle on the situation on their own. No one has talked about crushing peaceful protests. No one has urged the stifling of dissent (no one, that is, outside of the New York Times and other “woke” circles). Kristallnacht it was not. No one has talked of suspending the election. In fact, to this point, Trump has been faulted for wanting an overly normal election, with a traditional convention and standard in-person voting.

Contrast Between Trump’s SOTU Speech And Pelosi Tantrum A Perfect Political Metaphor

The philosophical and rhetorical elements of President Donald Trump’s 2020 State of the Union place this speech among the best of his public life. And, the contrast between President Trump’s generous and optimistic address and Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tearing up the speech in a rage provided a perfect metaphor for today’s politics.

Viguerie: Movement Conservatives Now Leading Trump Campaign

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
With Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon at the top of the campaign team, Mike Pence as Vice President and Senator Jeff Sessions at Donald Trump’s side the Trump campaign is shaping up to be the most ideological campaign since Ronald Reagan’s 1980 campaign against Jimmy Carter.

Donald Trump: Forgotten America's Law and Order Candidate

"The main victims of these riots are law-abiding African-American citizens living in these neighborhoods. It is their jobs, their homes, their schools and communities which will suffer as a result." The truth of Trump’s analysis is so obvious that it was even recognized by the rioters.

Forgotten Americans Find Their Champion

Far from being dark or dystopian, we found in Donald Trump’s acceptance speech the first glimmer of hope for the restoration of our country and the real change for which Mr. Viguerie has long campaigned: My message is that things have to change and they have to change right now. Every day I wake up determined to deliver a better life for the people all across this nation that had been ignored, neglected and abandoned.

Conservatives, I Urge You to Join Me: Unite Behind Trump and Pence

By: Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Friends, we've had our howl of frustration, but this is now a binary choice: Trump and Pence vs. Hillary Clinton. In this battle there is only the victory or defeat of constitutional liberty and the rule of law. In this battle there is no third option, there is no compromise, there is no sitting out the election. I’m all in for Trump and Pence and I urge you to join me and them in making America great again.

Trump's 'law-and-order' gamble

Mike Lillis, The Hill

Donald Trump's embrace of “law and order” on the campaign trail is a risk that could pay big dividends, political experts say. Some conservatives think Trump's message will prove effective in an election year when violent crime is churning headlines and voters are anxious about the threat of terrorist attacks.

Trump Fall Campaign Key: Law And Order Versus The Elite

Donald Trump got it exactly right in Monessen, Pennsylvania and Virginia Beach, Virginia. There is a nexus between the breakdown of law and order at the highest levels of our society and the elitism that is turning America into a Third World oligarchy.

On Crime, Will the Party of Reagan Become the Party of Bill Ayers?

Andrew C. McCarthy, PJ Media

It might be popular at the New York Times editorial board, but it would earn only the contempt of Americans who would have to live with surging crime, drug addiction, and fear. If Obama insists on doing this, let him be the one to pardon the criminals and let Democrats bear the political fall-out. Republicans should resist being part of a dangerous charade. They should remain the party of Reagan, the champions of law and order.

Republicans Must Demand Law and Order or the Left Will Steal the Election

As our friend (and Trump supporter) Diana West has pointed out, “Nothing, but nothing, Donald Trump has said from his podium about protestors disrupting his rallies drives the anti-USA agendas of these Leftist groups." Nor did it inspire them to organize the mobs that interrupted the democratic process in Chicago, blocked traffic in Phoenix and rioted in Salt Lake City. This is a well-thought-out attempt by a well-organized and well-funded revolutionary group to use violence to influence the political process in our country – and that’s the textbook definition of a revolution.

The Wrong Response to Ferguson, Missouri

Richard Nixon's "law and order" campaign is in no way a principled conservative response to the killing of Michael Brown and the riots in Ferguson, Missouri.