A suspicious package including white powder was mailed to Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Monday. The FBI is investigating the substance, but Paul is not waiting to reply.
“I take these threats immensely seriously,” Paul said in a statement on Twitter. “As a repeated target of violence, it is reprehensible that Twitter allows C-list celebrities to encourage violence against me and my family. Just this weekend Richard Marx called for violence against me and now we receive this powder filled letter.”
On Sunday, musical artist Richard Marx tweeted, “I’ll say it again: If I ever meet Rand Paul’s neighbor I’m going to hug him and buy him as many drinks as he can consume.” The tweet referred to the neighbor who attacked Paul in 2017 and broke six of his ribs, along with other injuries.
Fox News also reported that the suspicious package sent to Paul had an envelope of a bandaged Paul with a gun pointed at his head. The quote said, “I’ll finish what your neighbor started you m********.”
So far, little response has come from Democrats to speak out against the violence targeting the senator.
Instead, the Squad continues to call Hamas the good guys as they launched their terrorist attacks on Israel. The left pushes to defund the police, while even our nation’s top leaders stand in need of law enforcement protection targeting their homes.
Just this week, another Hollywood actress tweeted the question, “How many of our Supreme Court judges are members of the Klu Kux Klan?” In addition to wrongly referring to justices as judges, the actress failed to realize the last known court member associated with the Klan was appointed by a Democrat President (Roosevelt) in 1937.
In some ways, we’ve come a long way since 1937. In other ways, it seems history repeats itself.
People of color have more opportunities in our nation than any time in history. At the same time, conservative Americans who express traditional values on life, gender, marriage, parenting, sexual ethics or faith are increasingly vilified.
Conservatives are labeled hateful bigots and are now the targets of violence. If you support MAGA or similar ideas, you may be called a domestic terrorist just for telling people to stand for the national anthem.
Paul represents the voice of millions of Americans who hold conservative views on a host of political concepts. Instead of being scared when he is threatened, Americans need to show their support.
Let’s stop hiding in fear and start living like we’re still the land of the free and the home of the brave. Don’t let the left tell you that your values are outdated and your beliefs are unimportant.
You still have freedom of speech. You can still vote your values. You can still choose to do what is right even when others oppose you.
When trouble comes, you can either run from the battle or run into battle. Like Paul, let’s stand strong and respond to those attacking our nation and do what it right when times are the toughest.