JUNE 23, 2017 BY ARCH KENNEDY
I read the day’s headlines where actor Johnny Depp said “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” he asked, referencing John Wilkes Booth assassinating President Abraham Lincoln.
“I want to clarify, I am not an actor. I lie for a living,” Depp said. “However, it has been a while and maybe it is time.”
At first, I thought, oh here we go…another Hollywood elite spouting off. Who cares? But then I got to thinking. America cares! A lot! And this is a big reason the Democrat party is losing and losing big.
I am not sure how long we can sustain this kind of vitriol from the Left. As I continued reading news headlines, I found that we have seen 11 Hollywood stars inciting violence against the President. And then I read about 30 GOP Congressmen attacked or threatened just since May!
Did we see these kinds of attacks on Obama for eight years? Of course not. At least not from people who hold power in this country. With power comes responsibility. And that is one thing Hollywood lacks tremendously. We are seeing actors now using their fame and name recognition to push a liberal agenda. The problem is…Americans are very savvy in the information age and we see right through it.
Democrats will continue to lose elections as they continue to incite and actually perpetrate violence as we saw with the shooting of Steve Scalise. Hollywood elites have blood on their hands. While I fully believe in free speech….without it….we are not a free society, inciting violence is another story. There are a lot of weak minded or mentally impaired people that take these statements by stars literally.
The Democrat Party needs to rethink their strategy not just for their own sake but for the sake of our nation. Violence and hate are not the answer and with this kind of rhetoric from famous people, it is only going to get worse.