President Donald Trump’s Tulsa rally highlights the fact we live in a country divided by two ideologies. Conservatives believe Americans are fundamentally good people, deserve freedom, and can exercise it responsibly. Liberals are certain their opinions are facts, people who disagree are bad, and must be controlled.
The reason the recent Trump Rally highlights that division is because progressive Democrats support violent protest to get what they want. Republicans were free to attend the Oklahoma rally or stay home if they had concerns about COVID-19.
“We’re a free society, and you’re free to stay home. I want people to protect their family. If they don’t want to go to the rally, they shouldn’t. There’s a lot of folks that want to be there, that want to support the president but, of course, you need to make the best decision for your family,” Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said. “Oklahomans, we’re going to have to learn how to deal with (COVID-19) and learn how to readjust how we live, but we’re excited to host the president on Saturday.”
Although the Trump Campaign received a record number of requests exceeding 1 million, it ranked among his least attended gatherings. At the end of the day, Oklahomans had to consider contracting the virus and potentially passing it on to compromised loved ones and our valued elders. The vast majority of supporters decided to watch the first major gathering since the pandemic began on television and online.
“President Trump’s rally in Tulsa attracted over 4 million unique viewers across all of the campaign’s digital media channels. The live-streamed pre-rally shows drew an audience of more than 2.5 million unique viewers by themselves. These numbers don’t even include television viewers,” campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh said. “The news media, which encouraged protestors and bombarded Americans for more than a week with dire warnings against attending a Trump rally, are still unable to prevent President Trump from reaching the people.”
The fake news and establishment media bashed the gathering as irresponsible. Out of the other side of their mouths, these same outlets applauded thousands of sometimes violent protestors in Democrat-run cities.
For example, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer tried to strip a 77-year-old barber of his license and livelihood because reopening supposedly threatened health and safety. Yet she emerged as a left-wing media darling walking with George Floyd protestors and taking a knee within 6 feet of others during a photo-op. Democrats widely broke with CDC guidelines in support of protests, as if the virus won’t infect them and cause another surge.
Liberal haters tried to secure a court injunction to prevent President Trump and supporters from holding the recent rally. The state’s supreme court shot them down as Chief Justice Noma D. Gurich wrote the anti-Free Speech petition had no “clear legal right” to prevent Americans from exercising the First Amendment.
The recent Trump Rally demonstrates liberals are determined to take away freedom unless you believe their opinions are facts and do as your told. Conservatives believe everyday people are free to make their own decisions. The massive live-stream and television viewership of the Trump rally also proves conservatives are far more enthusiastic and responsible.