MAGA Hats Aren’t Racist

It’s Time for Liberals to Shut Up and Accept It

After the deadly Charlottesville, Virginia attack last year, President Trump condemned white supremacists, the KKK, and all forms of bigotry, as he has done publicly many times before. Many white supremacists are also anti-Semites, and they do not support President Trump because he is pro-Israel and his daughter married Jared Kushner, who is Jewish.

 

A quick YouTube search will pull up dozens of video clips of President Trump denouncing racism. So why do the Democrats keep insisting the MAGA hat is racist? The answer to that question is simple: they’ve got nothing else.

 

Rather than coming up with any good ideas or policies of their own, the Left’s focus remains hysterically on a hat. In the wake of last week’s shootings, they’ve ramped up their efforts to prevent anyone from wearing their MAGA hats, leaving many of the president’s supporters afraid to wear them for fear they’ll become victims of a hate crime.

 

At the same time, supporters of President Trump are also coming forward to defend the president and the MAGA hat. One of those supporters is Austin Phelps, a third-year student at Gonzaga University School of Law.

 

After he read Professor Jeffrey Omari’s “MAGA is racist” opinion piece in the American Bar Association Journal, Phelps called the professor’s rant out for what it really was: an attack on freedom of speech. Liberals are using everything from words to violence to police the thoughts and actions of others, creating a climate of fear in which people are afraid to admit their support for the president.

 

During an internship, Phelps was once reprimanded for wearing a #BuildTheWall t-shirt. In his rebuttal to Omari’s article, he objected to the Democrats’ insistence on demonizing anyone who supports the president.

 

Phelps went into detail about the discrimination Conservative law students experience. The students, he said, simply want to graduate without any hassles. They want to be employable after graduation. They don’t want to become targets. This is what all students want on the Left and the Right, but only the students on the Right have to keep their political beliefs a secret in order to achieve it.

 

In his opinion piece, Omari wrote the following about Phelps, a student in one of his classes.

 

“From my (progressive) perspective as a black man living in the increasingly polarized political climate that is America, MAGA is an undeniable symbol of white supremacy and hatred toward certain nonwhite groups. I was unsure whether the student was directing a hateful message toward me or if he merely lacked decorum and was oblivious to how his hat might be interpreted by his black law professor … As the student sat there directly in front of me, his shiny red MAGA hat was like a siren spewing derogatory racial obscenities at me for the duration of the one hour and 15-minute class.”

 

How could Phelps possibly be expected to not speak out after being targeted in the legal profession’s most prestigious journal?

 

With so many real issues in our country and so much work that needs to be done, time spent focused on MAGA hats is time wasted.

 

Despite what the president said about mental illness being at the root of shootings, the real issue that is driving shooters to act is not racism, guns, or mental illness. This is an issue of entitlement. These cowardly shooters believe that because they are suffering, everyone else deserves to suffer right along with them. They’re creating chaos to try to draw attention to themselves in a pathetic attempt to feel less inferior, and thanks to the fake news media’s endless peddling of stories about them it’s working.

 

If the Democrats really cared about this country’s citizens, they’d do something about that instead of creating even more animosity and division over a hat. Because let’s face it, people are wearing these hats to show their love for this great country. If they wanted to wear something to signify their racism, they’d don a white hood instead.

 

Not all shooters are mentally ill, and not all shooters are white. The one common thread they do all share is the fact that their classmates had reported them in the past for their threatening, bizarre behavior. Shame on you, Democrats, for not implementing policies that improve reporting and the seriousness with which reports are taken.

 

Democrats, your focus should be on teaching our youths to have a sense of community rather than on dividing groups of people for votes. The polarization has gotten out of control. If you really think you’re so morally superior, then do something to reel it back in. Clean up your own side of the fence. You might be surprised by what happens.

 

President Trump sends man who was attacked a new MAGA hat.

 

Celebrity Apprentice contestant proudly wears MAGA hat despite boycott.

https://hotair.com/archives/karen-townsend/2019/08/10/former-celebrity-apprentice-contestant-ill-wear-maga-hat-soulcycle/

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