The Resistance

The Resistance • July 16, 2017

In general, I agree that politicians, and most other citizens, should lawfully resist policies they see as hurtful or unfair. We hope for politicians who will off positive solutions, but there’s also a place for resisting the other side. Notice that I said, “most other citizens” should lawfully resist. There are at least two professions that must leave political advocacy, and resistance, to the privacy of the voting booth — active military personnel, and journalists. I’m not talking about editorial writers, columnists, or commentators. It’s their job to give their opinions. I’m talking about beat reporters whose job it is to give the facts, as opposed to making their personal opinions sound like facts. A high percentage of Washington beat reporters now see themselves as part of “the resistance.”