Every child in the United States learns “America the Beautiful” and “This Land is Your Land” in grade school. The two songs are forever jockeying for position as our unofficial second national anthem. Though both are so ubiquitous as to seem nonpolitical, “This Land is Your Land” — originally a protest song by labor activist Woody Guthrie — is favored by those on the left. Its inclusion in the inauguration sends a message. Guthrieʼs guitar famously bore the label “This machine kills fascists.”
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> The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington in the days leading up to Joe Biden’s inauguration, according to law enforcement officials. https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-politics-inaugurations-capitol-siege-ec75b26289166b4afd30c15b0dd2ded5
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"The Police’s Tepid Response To The Capitol Breach Wasn’t An Aberration
Authorities are more than twice as likely to break up a left-wing protest than a right-wing protest."
I have some reservations about deplatforming. If I had a bar which became a gang headquarters and members plotted murders at my tables, how accountable am I to know what they're doing and stop them? And if authorities could come in and see everything I see, must I do more than the authorities?
Those are tough questions. On the other hand, An easier question is: does my landlord have a right to kick me out because my business is a known headquarters for criminals? To that I'd say 'Yes'.
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