Written by Virginia Kruta, columnist at The Daily Wire
The state of our union is … exhausted.
Like a rubber band that has been stretched so far and for so long that releasing it leaves it drooping rather than snapping back, the American people have been worn down and worn out by leadership — from both parties — and we are just bone tired.
We are tired of having our lives disrupted by COVID — but more importantly, we are tired of having our lives disrupted by COVID theater that requires us and our children to jump through the required hoops (wear a mask, get vaxxed, take the mask off, put the mask back on, wear two masks, masks don’t work) only to see our leadership finally “follow the science” when there’s an event they’d like to attend.
We are tired of being told that law enforcement is riddled with racists, of watching our cities burn, of watching our officers gunned down in ambush attacks, of our vice-presidential candidate (now the sitting Vice President) cheering on those who bailed out rioters — only to watch our president hold up his “support for police” like a flag he keeps tucked in his pocket until he needs an applause line.
We are tired of being told that there’s no crisis at the border, that the biggest problem we have with illegal immigration is the border patrol — especially those on horseback who totally whipped those immigrants even though the investigation that was supposed to be immediate got memory-holed because it was a load os horse … — but the president can say “secure the border” one time, and we’re just supposed to carry on as if we didn’t know his policies are the reason it needs securing.
We are tired of being told that we can’t support women’s rights unless we turn a blind eye to the slaughter of the unborn — and allow biological males to compete for women’s athletic championships — even though the former kills more female babies than male and the latter costs young girls scholarships, prestige, and other accomplishments.
We are tired of being told that the strength of our military is more dependent on maternity uniforms and ponytails than tactical training and up-to-date supplies and technology — and while we agree that more should be done to assist our veterans, we’d rather hear a tribute to the 13 killed in Kabul under Biden’s watch than another attempt to make the conversation about him.
But Biden did say one thing that I will always agree with: the state of our union is strong. Not because our leadership is strong — or even competent — but because the American people, tired as we are, are strong.