Final Thoughts Tomi Lahren: The 'Loving and Tolerant Left Is Anything But' That
When did we get to the point where we can’t even stand to be in the presence of someone with opposing political views? It’s ugly and it's disheartening to watch.
I have some Final Thoughts.
Whether it's Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders getting kicked out of a restaurant, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Cho being shouted down by students, protesters harassing DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a Mexican restaurant, or having water thrown at me while I brunched with my parents - one thing is for sure: The so-called “loving and tolerant left” seems to be anything but.
And it’s getting worse.
Where are the feminists in all of this? Conservative women are attacked verbally - even physically - and the female empowerment squad is nowhere to be found. Do conservative women mean less to you? Are we not worthy of your advocacy? If so, I feel sorry for you.
Where does it end? Are we on the fast track to Democratic-only restaurants and public spaces? Is that what some of you want? Are you so intimidated by opposing viewpoints you have to silence, shame and shout down those of us who don’t subscribe to your world view? Are you so unconfident in your argument you need to resort to harassment and isolation?
Conservatives aren’t off the hook either. It bothers me to my very core when some storeowners turn customers away for being gay, or otherwise different. Yes, I’m all for religious liberty. But the courts and the Constitution aside, can we just treat people like people?
We are blessed to live in a country with freedom of speech and expression. Generations of Americans — of all races, genders and ethnicities — fought and died for our First Amendment rights. We don’t have to like or agree with one another, but we can respect each other as people.
We live in a political climate so heated and divided that we completely shut off reason, and tune out the other side. “Who did you vote for?” becomes the litmus test for friendship. If we don’t like the answer, we shut down.
We’ve been taught to avoid talking about politics and religion, which has led to a lack of understanding of how to navigate difficult conversations. We’ve become so unreasonable and stubborn, we ostracize or attack those who don’t think like we do.
Listen, I have strong opinions. And yes, I’ve SAID things that have crossed the line.
BUT I would never call for my political opponents to be harassed, attacked, or asked to leave a restaurant. I am confident enough in my argument to be around people who challenge my thinking.
What Rep. Maxine Waters did, in calling for the harassment of Trump administration officials, was completely unacceptable. Had she been a Republican, she would have been shamed into resignation.
We don’t need to like or agree with one another. But wouldn’t it be nice if we could get back to the art of agreeing to disagree? Heck, if we have an open conversation, maybe we could all learn a thing or two.
Those are my Final Thoughts. From LA, God Bless and take care.