Madison Cawthorn, a 25-year-old Republican candidate running for North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District seat, gave a rousing speech during the Republican National Convention on Wednesday evening.
One of the most powerful moments of the evening came about when Cawthorn, who is paralyzed, stood up and recited the Pledge of Allegiance while also calling for Americans to stand with him in protecting and defending the principles that our nation was founded on.
A journalist with PBS didn’t like this too much, claiming that the move was a repudiation of folks who have knelt during the National Anthem and other such nonsense.
Social media ended up coming out of the woodwork to put the journalist back in her place.
via Daily Wire:
Cawthorn standing to recite the Pledge was enough for PBS journalist Yamiche Alcindor to criticize him on Twitter, writing, “Madison Cawthorn made it a point to stand, suggesting that all Americans to (sic) should stand during the pledge of allegiance & national anthem. It was a direct rebuke of actions by ppl — including black athletes who are currently sitting out games — protesting police brutality.”
Madison Cawthorn made it a point to stand, suggesting that all Americans to should stand during the pledge of allegiance & national anthem.
It was a direct rebuke of actions by ppl — including black athletes who are currently sitting out games — protesting police brutality.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) August 27, 2020
“I say to Americans across the country, young and old: be a radical for freedom. Be a radical for liberty,” Cawthorn urged.
Rising to his feet, Cawthorn stated, “And be a radical for our Republic, for which I stand; one nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all.”
And here’s how the right responded to this horrible criticism:
Show us on the doll where the paraplegic who managed to stand touched you. https://t.co/ndykiGdNO3
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) August 27, 2020
If you thought, "certainly nobody could attack this man in a wheelchair for standing up at the end of his speech," you haven't met our completely insane White House press corps, currently viciously attacking a paralyzed man for not sharing their far-left political views. https://t.co/aDNqFg68hj
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) August 27, 2020
Oh wow, hottest take of the night! https://t.co/Plme7Ifu45
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) August 27, 2020
How on earth could you possibly turn the rather moving act of a FREAKIN' PARAPLEGIC rising for the national anthem into some weird BLM trip? When someone holds the door open for you, is that a rebuke of BLM too?
My patience for takes like this has reached its limit. https://t.co/p7EZPmzoj8
— Jeff B., now with 50% more annoyingness (@EsotericCD) August 27, 2020
— Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) August 27, 2020
We can only hope that more and more folks will take Cawthorn’s call to patriotism more seriously than they have in the past. Our nation needs us all, regardless of religion, race, or anything else, to come together over the principles of liberty and defend our nation from the assault it’s under by the radical left.
If we don’t stand united, this country wil fall.