It is quite apparent that National Review pays no attention to crime statistics, white papers, or anything that covers the criminal element in our nation. They criticize the President for his entry into the NFL National Anthem controversy because he is not acting per their preconceived notions of Presidential behavior. They maintain that the black minority is unduly the victim of arrest and incarceration.
They need to do a little research instead of continuing the false narrative. As for Presidential behavior, President Theodore Roosevelt believed in the Bully Pulpit. He understood that the position of President allowed him to forcefully express his opinions to help drive the narrative of the nation. Heck, Ronald Reagan was the master of it and was known as the Great Communicator.
As Written By Thomas Lifson for the American Thinker:
The editors of the National Review are back on their high horse again, recalling the days of their “Against Trump” issue devoted to foiling his quest for the GOP nomination. This editorial in National Review, calling for a “time out” on the NFL for Trump (like some naughty preschooler) and calling for better “judgment” (in other words, their judgment) from the president:
The president has conducted himself here in an unseemly fashion, to say the least, and has exhibited his remarkable knack for making everything he touches about him, which the NFL protests weren’t until he stuck his nose in. (snip)
This is not a question of rights but a question of judgment, which was, unhappily, in short supply over the weekend.
But along the way, the offer supporting context that makes it seem like the writers on the editorial board never read Heather MacDonald.
We do not believe that simmering white malice is the reason for it, but black Americans are arrested and incarcerated in numbers far disproportionate to their share of the population.
Huh? MacDonald has repeatedly shown that incarceration is not disproportionate to criminality……
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