In a move that sounds more like Babylon Bee than headline news, House Democrats have introduced their new “No Glory for Hate” bill that seeks to prevent former president Donald Trump from an honorable burial in Arlington Cemetery.
Though the bill does not specifically name Donald Trump, the measure clearly targets the former president. It seeks restrictions on “any former President that has been twice impeached by the House of Representatives.” The legislation would also prevent federal funds for statues, monuments, street names, or park bench dedicated to Trump or his presidential efforts.
The bill, H.R. 484, was introduction by Democrat Congresswoman Linda Sanchez of California, co-sponsored by 13 Democrats. In a statement, the Congresswoman noted:
“For years, Donald Trump poured gasoline on lies, encouraging racism and hatred, then lit the match on January 6th. A president who has been impeached twice does not deserve the honors bestowed on a former president. We should never glorify the hatred Donald Trump personified as President. This bill ensures that there is no glory for hate, not a building, statue, or even a park bench.”
Of course, this is the same Democrat who was “proud” of the 57 Senators who voted to impeach Trump. Her personal attacks have argued for holding the former president accountable for his “attack on democracy” and to convict him for his actions.
What’s next? Unsatisfied with impeaching Trump and holding a Senate trial after he is out of office, the left can’t stop their ongoing hatefest. Instead of working on legislation to help America bounce back following a pandemic, Democrats are investing time and resources into laws to ban Trump’s name from a park bench.
At this point, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Congress vote to ban MAGA hats or exile Trump to a deserted island. Maybe they will even convince Biden to sign an executive order to remove Trump books from federal libraries.
Perhaps Democrats have forgotten we live in this little thing called a democracy. Citizens vote for their representative leaders, including president. If you don’t like it, you choose another one in four years.
By the way, the same is true for Congress, except it’s every two years. Sanchez and friends might want to keep this in mind, as she’ll soon have to answer to her voters why she chose to pursue banning Trump from Arlington Cemetery instead of getting students back in schools and reopening businesses.
Democrats can play games with legislation, but only for so long. The midterm elections will be here before we know it and Americans are going to be ready for some leadership focused on something besides hating Trump.
If the House can’t figure that out, conservatives may be able to help shift the power to leaders who care about the nation and those they represent. We’ll need all hands on deck to rebound from a regime consumed by hate that more closely resembles the Empire from Star Wars than the patriots who founded our nation.