A chat with Leslie Eastman and Dawn Wildman from California
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"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan
Trump vs CNN plus Arizona: https://t.co/pz2YuSoLZ4 via @YouTube— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) November 13, 2018
What I have criticized Trump most are his authoritarian gestures before the press: his constant attacks on the media, even though they may be biased and partial. It is the most dangerous thing about the Republican president because, as CNN rightly says, the free press is vital for the healthy functioning of societies.This is essential. And every time it is necessary to quote Tocqueville, John Stuart Mill, or Thomas Jefferson himself, who said: “Our freedom depends on the free press, and that can not be limited without losing it.”But I cannot defend Jim Acosta. Wednesday’s attacks by Trump were not against “freedom,” the greatest value, but against the crude and discourteous gestures of the CNN journalist.It was not appropriate behavior for a presidential press conference. He stood up and tried to take the floor, even without the microphone.He did not hand it over, he roughly removed it from the woman doing her job.Press conferences are for questions, not for contrasting opinions. It was not a debate.
Question for Arizona? GOP Gov Ducey reelected 57-41%. What happened to Miss McSally? She ran 10 points behind the governor. The other GOP statewide candidates did well too. What happened?— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) November 13, 2018